SELF-ORGANIZED NANOSTRUCTURES (SONS 2)
19 - 22 October 2009 • Prague • Czech Republic
This conference is funded by the European Science Foundation under the EUROCORES programme (EUROpean science foundation COllaborative RESearch).
Technological advances in many scientific areas lead to investigation, understanding and exploiting of structures of continually smaller dimensions. The purpose of this networking activity is to gather people active in SONS 2 projects in the field of both soft matter and hard matter research, and to set a frame for presenting results obtained within these projects, share general ideas on self-organization of matter and promote the cooperation of various scientists taking part in these activities.
In the field of soft matter the meeting will thus offer a forum for people active in complementary areas of polymer, biopolymer, colloidal and liquid crystal research.
In terms of the surface-confined organisation of molecules the meeting aims to report on cutting-edge experimental and theoretical activities to promote the understanding of the self-organisation, interaction and steering of nanoscaled (supra)molecular systems (e.g. molecules, metal centers, nanoparticles) at surfaces.
A common aspect of all these efforts is self-organization that the individual researchers and working groups exploit in order to reach a particular technical application or to acquire understanding of the underlying physical and physico-chemical principles that are always required to lay solid grounds for a particular practical application.
The aim of the proposed workshop is a comprehensive interdisciplinary review of the current status of the subject and discussion of the most challenging problems and links between fundamental research and the nano-technological applications.
|Petr Štěpánek||Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague (CZ)|
|Wolfgang Meier||University of Basel (CH)|
|Mario Ruben||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)|
|Ana Helman||European Science Foundation, Strasbourg (FR)|