International Summer School on Semiconductor Interfaces – Methods and Model Systems


2014/07/27 - 2014/07/31
Cursos de verano de la UPV/EHU, Palacio de Miramar, Donostia-San Sebatián, Spain
Dr. Daniel Sánchez Portal (DIPC-CSIC), Prof. Krestin Volz (Phillips Universitaet Marburg)
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International Summer School on Semiconductor Interfaces – Methods and Model Systems

Interfaces between solids play a decisive role in modern material sciences and their technological applications. Among the most prominent examples are semiconductor devices, which have been miniaturized to such an extent that their optical and electronic properties are determined decisively by internal interfaces. Other relevant examples are interfaces in solar cells, the separation between carriers of opposite signs taking place there, and the organic/inorganic interfaces of functionalized particles and surfaces in biosensors.

This summer school is motivated by to this growing interest in the study of buried interfaces and aims to present the latest experimental and theoretical developments in the field. The school is aimed at a postgraduate level. We will have three speakers/subtopics every day covering different aspects of the subject. The speakers are internationally leading experts in their respective field. Every speaker will give two lectures. A tutorial-like introduction to the state-of-the art in her/his field (60+20 min) followed by a talk covering her/his own latest work (30+10 min).

Some of the subjects covered in the course will be:
Scanning transmission electron microscopy, laser and time-resolved optical and photoemission spectroscopies, characterization of interfaces using synchrotron and FEL-based X-Ray spectroscopy, semiconductor heteroepitaxy, epitaxial growth of growth organic model interface, surface functionalization with organic molecules, ab initio calculations of organic/inorganic interfaces.

- Prof. Kerstin Volz, Department of Physics, Philipps Univesität Marburg, Germany
- Dr. Daniel Sánchez-Portal, Centro de Física de Materiales CSIC-UPV/EHU and Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC)

Institutional support and funding:
The course is organized within the Summer Courses of the University of the Basque Country and will be held at the Palacio de Miramar in Donostia-San Sebastián. The institutions that support the event are:

- University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
- Collaborative Research Center on Structure and Dynamics of Internal Interfaces (SFB 1083) and Research Training Group “Functionalization of Semiconductors”, Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany
- Centro de Física de Materiales de San Sebastián, CFM UPV/EHU-CSIC, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
- Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

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