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University of Vigo and JSPS Core-to-Core Program
Joint Seminar

"Atomically Controlled Processing
for Ultralarge Scale Integration"

Vigo, 4th - 6th September 2012



Escuela de Ingeniería Industrial



CVI Melles Griot


The New Materials Group (FA-3) at the University of Vigo will host a Seminar in the frame of the JSPS Core-to-Core Advanced Research Network "International Collaborative Research Center on Atomically Controlled Processing for Ultralarge Scale Integration", coordinated by Prof. J. Murota from the Research Institute of Electrical Communication (RIEC) of the Tohoku University in Sendai (Japan).

The seminar will be held from September 4th to 6th at the Industrial Engineering School of the University of Vigo and aims to deepen existing as well as establishing new cooperations between the members of the JSPS (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science) and all participants.

Advanced Research Network group members are invited to submit abstracts and to give 20 - 30 min talks at the joint seminar. Non members are also invited to submit abstracts and will have the opportunity to present either oral or poster contributions during the Seminar.

Organizing Committee and Scientific Committee
J.Murota, RIEC Sendai (Chair)
S.Chiussi, UVigo

Local Organizing Committee:
S.Chiussi, UVigo (Chair)
P.González, UVigo
J.Serra, UVigo

Additional link:
Japanese Research Network web page

About Vigo

Located in southern Galicia, a north-western region of Spain, the region is best known for being the end of St. James' Way, a Christian pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela that has existed since the Middle Ages. With a population of around 300.000, Vigo is the largest city in Galicia, although the number of people who actually work, study and live in the city may reach half a million.The city is located close to the Portuguese border on the Atlantic coast and is well known as a privileged destination for cruise lines due to its beautiful bay and sandy beaches, as well as its excellent sea-food. Moreover, it is the driving industrial and economic force of Galicia with a major fishing port and important maritime and automobile industries. Its natural resources allow the region to be one of Europe's biggest exporters of mussels, granite, slate and silica..

Vigo is placed 42º 14" N, 8º 45" W, and due to the beneficial influence of the Gulf Stream its climate is mild. The standard climatic average values in September are:

Average temperature 18.0 ºC (64.4 ºF)
Maximum temperature 22.4 ºC (72.2 ºF)
Minimum temperature 13.6 ºC (56.5 ºF)
Relative humidity 78%
Rainfall day probability 25%

Cloudless day probability


During the conference days,
sunrise will be about 8:10 and sunset about 20:50.

Useful links:


By air:
Peinador is Vigo's airport (IATA code VGO) and has several daily direct flights to the international airports of
- Madrid (MAD)
- Barcelona (BCN)
- Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
- London-Heathrow (LHR)

The airport is about 10 km from the centre of Vigo. The most comfortable way of reaching a destination in the city from the airport is to take a taxi, which costs about 25 Euro. There is also a bus (line C9A) that runs every hour and costs about 1.50 Euro.

Useful links:

Alternative nearby airports:
Santiago de Compostela (SCQ), about 100 km north from Vigo. (Santiago airport web page) (Destinations SCQ)
Porto (Portugal) (OPO) about 150 km south from Vigo. (Porto airport web page) (Destinations OPO)

By train
Vigo - Guixar railway station is near the city centre. There are several daily connections with nearby cities (Pontevedra, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña) and two daily connections with Madrid, Barcelona and Porto (Portugal).

Useful links:

Renfe web page (Spanish railway)
Comboios de Portugal web page (Portuguese railway)


Participants can check whether they need a visa to enter Spain in the webpage "General information for foreign citizens" of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The seminar will be held from September 4th to 6th in the "Aula de Grados" or "Sala de Juntas" at the
Industrial Engineering School (EEI) Sede Campus of the University of Vigo.

Access by Taxi:
Destination: Escuela de Ingeniería Industrial, Campus Marcosende (approx. 20 min trip for around 15.- Euro)

Access by Bus:
U2 from "Plaza de America" (every 20 min but crowded with students) (approx. 30 - 40 min trip for around 1.50 Euro)

Map with Hotels and Taxi, Bus stops
Bus stop EEI
Main entrance EEI





1 page abstract (doc)

2 page abstrac (doc) (preferred version)

Abstract submission: Abstracts should be submitted till August 12th, 2012 to ei4groupiv and Prof.Murota

Press &Photos

The JSPS Seminar in the press:

Group Photo at the roof of the University library (2.7MB)





Submitted abstracts (individual files)

“General information on research lines of possible interest at the Laser group of the University of Vigo”
Stefano Chiussi, Pio González, Julia Serra
New Material Group, University of Vigo (Spain)
“Laser processing and synthesis of materials at micro- and nanoscale”
Juan Pou, Fernando Lusquiños, Felix Quintero, Mohammed Boutinguiza, Rafael Comesaña, Antonio Riveiro, Jesus del Val
Industrial Applications of Lasers Group, University of Vigo (Spain)
“Atomically  Controlled Formation of Strained Si1-xGex/Si Quantum  Heterostructure for Room-Temperature Resonant Tunneling Diode”
Masao Sakuraba, Junichi Murota Tohoku University (Japan)
“Charge Storage and Optoelectronic Response of  Silicide-Nanodots/Si-Quantum-Dots Hybrid-Floating-Gate MOS Devices
Seiichi Miyazaki1 , Katsunori Makihara1, Mitsuhisa Ikeda2
1Nagoya University, 2Hiroshima University (Japan)
“Optical studies of Ge/Si based heterostructures and Sif interstitials related defects in SiGe alloys”
Joaquim Leitao
Departamento de Física & I3N, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)

Low threading dislocation density Ge growth and heavy phosphorus doping in Ge
Yuji Yamamoto, Peter Zaumseil, Grzegorz Kozlowski, Rainer Kurps and Bernd Tillack *
IHP, Frankfurt an der Oder (Germany), * also Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)

“MBE  growth of tensile-strained Ge/Si(001)”
K.P.T. Phuong, M.T. Dau, Vinh Le Thanh, M. Petit, M. Stoffen, S. Chiussi#
Aix-Marseille Université Marseille (France), #New Materials Group, University of Vigo (Spain)
“Epitaxial Growth and Characterizations of GeSn and GeSiSn Thin Layers for Nanoelectronic and Optoelectronic Applications
Osamu Nakatsuka, Noriyuki Taoka, Mitsuo Sakashita, Wakana Takeuchi, Shigeaki Zaima
Nagoya University (Japan)
“Epitaxial Growth of Ge1-xSnx with high Sn content by Reduced Pressure CVD”
Stephan Wirths, Dan Buca, Andreas T. Tiedemann, Bernd Holländer, Patric  Bernardy, Toma Stoica, Detlev Grützmacher, Sigfried Mantl
Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany)
“FIB preparation and TEM characterization of Ge/Sn based alloys”
Alessandro Benedetti*, Stefan Stefanov, Julia Serra, Pio González, Stefano Chiussi,
New Materials Group, *CACTI, University of Vigo (Spain)
“Laser processing of heteroepitaxial GeSn and SiGeSn alloys”
Stefan Stefanov, Carlos Conde, Carmen Serra*, Alessandro Benedetti*, Stefano Chiussi 
New Materials Group, *CACTI, University of Vigo (Spain)
“Fabrication of Titanium Oxide Nanotube Micro Gas Sensors  by Anodization"
Yasuo Kimura, Ryota Kojima, Shota Kimura, Michio Niwano
Tohoku University (Japan)
“Application  of titanium oxide nanotube films to solar cells”
Michio Niwano, Ryota Kojima, Ma Teng, and Yasuo Kimura
Tohoku University (Japan)
“Dynamic Characteristics of Neuron Models and Microchip Integration of Active Neural Networks”
Koji Nakajima
Tohoku University (Japan)
“Ionic Liquid-Gated Organic Field-Effect Transistors” 
Shohei Iino, Yasuo Kimura and Michio Niwano
Tohoku University (Japan)
“UV Excimer laser treatment of SiGe and SiGeSn: Numerical modeling through finite elements methods”
Stefan Stefanov, Carlos Conde, Elena Martín, Julia Serra, Pio González, Stefano Chiussi
New Materials Group, University of Vigo (Spain)
“Ion  doped apatite coatings by laser ablation”
Cosme Rodríguez-Valencia, Miriam López-Alvarez, Diego Cordero, Helio Aguiar, Julia Serra, Stefano Chiussi, Pío González New Materials Group, University of Vigo (Spain)
“Innovative  porous SiC ceramics from natural precursors”
Miriam López-Alvarez, Cosme Rodríguez-Valencia, Stefano Chiussi, Julia Serra, Pío González
 New Materials Group, University of Vigo (Spain)
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