Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials IX
The 9th workshop in the TRNM series. As in all previous workshops, it is held in Levi, in Finnish Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle.
TRNM IX continues the "Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials" series. Links to the previous workshops are in the sidebar. The workshop will be focused on, but not limited to, two-dimensional systems, with thematic sessions on:
- Graphene - emphasis will be placed on studying the interface of graphene with both adsorbed/deposited nano-objects and underlying substrates. Due to their importance in nano-electronics applications, a key topic will be the interface of graphene with oxide substrates.
- Energy materials - focused on the application of nanoscale investigative techniques, particularly first principles modelling in energy-related research. Including photovoltaics, batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, hydrogen technologies, thermoelectrics, photo- and nanocatalysis, solar power technologies, magnetic refrigeration, and piezoelectric materials.
- Defects - studies of doped and irradiated interfaces and the resultant defect structures. Beyond just studying and understanding the properties of defects and impurities, we wish to explore avenues of atomic scale control: charging; optical excitation; mechanical manipulation. This direction leads to the possibility of tailoring the electronic structure of nanoscale interfaces.
- Transport - studies of the migration of defects, impurities and electrons across interfaces.
- Methods - application of first principles methods to atomistic modeling of non-ideal nanoscale materials. Including advanced approaches for studying excited states and very large systems, and the limits of accuracy in electronic structure calculations.
- Multiscale - approaches to link first principles calculations to larger scale methods, such as kinetic Monte Carlo.
The workshop consists of invited and contributed talks as well as posters. Invited and contributed speakers will cover the recent progress in simulations and the relevant experimental areas.
You may also be interested in the Physics Boat workshop which we organize later in the spring.
The workshop will be held in Levi, Hotel Levitunturi, in Finnish Lapland from Monday Feb 9th to Wednesday 11th (but you may want to stay from Sunday Feb 8th to Thursday Feb 12th). Accommodation will be booked by the organizers for all participants in the conference hotel and Hotel K5. You will be staying in either a chalet or a normal hotel room.
Conference site hotel Levitunturi is a spa hotel (access to spa is free if you are staying at this hotel). Hotel K5 is 200 m away from the conference site.
Travel - by plane or train
There are flights from Helsinki to the nearby airport of Kittilä by Finnair (several everyday) and Norwegian (not Thursdays though). Note that SAS no longer flies to Kittilä. You can check more information also here.
Scheduled buses meet every flight to Kittilä, and it takes about 20 minutes to reach Levi. You can also take a taxi (15 min), and if several people share it, the price will essentially be the same as for the bus ride. If the flight schedule does not allow you to catch the connecting flight to Kittilä on the same day, you may consider having a stop-over in Helsinki and fly to Kittilä next day. Alternatively, you can fly to Rovaniemi (about 200 km away from Levi), then take a bus (it takes about two and a half hours to reach Levi). You can also rent a car at the Rovaniemi airport and drive to Levi (we guarantee no traffic jams, but there may be reindeer on the road). This could be a good option if several people arrive with the same flight. There are also both day and night trains to Lapland (book early!). To reach Levi, one can take the train to Kolari and continue to Levi with a bus.
The long-time average temperature in Levi in February is about -10 C (15 F). The record high and low temperatures are about +5 and -40 C (+40 and -40 F). The length of day is about 8 hours. In any case, you can expect plenty of snow. Also check the current 5-day forecast for Kittilä. By the way, we have seen northern lights during two of the previous conferences.
Participation is free. However, the number of participants is limited. If more applications are received than the conference facilities allow, the participants will be chosen based on their abstract and its relevance to the workshop.
Due to the generous support of the National Graduate Schools, we plan to support up to 4 PhD students from Finnish universities by waiving the accommodation fee. These will be selected based on the quality of submitted abstracts.
Hotel accommodation, breakfasts, lunches and workshop dinner in restaurant Saamen Kammi are included in the accommodation fee. If you stay less than 4 nights, payment for the exact number of nights (150 e per night) is possible, provided that you stay in a hotel room. The accommodation fee is to be paid by credit card or money transfer. A link to the on-line payment system will be provided later on, along with the payment instructions.
- spa-hotel Levitunturi, own hotel room: 600 e
- spa-hotel Levitunturi, shared room: 380 e
- hotel K5, own room in a skiing house (chalet): 460 e
- hotel K5, shared room in a skiing house (chalet): 300 e
- accompanying person fee: 150 e (requires you to have your own room)
All the participants (who do not have a waiver) must pay the accommodation fee before the deadline (12.01.15) to guarantee participation in the workshop.
In exceptional circumstances, we can try to refund the accommodation fee after payment, but generally this is not possible due to the nature of the contract we have with the hotels.
IOP publishing is a media partner of the workshop.
Registration is closed. Please contact the organizers if you would still like to participate in the workshop.
A list of speakers will appear here.
The programme will appear here.
The workshop is organized by the Department of Applied Physics in Aalto University, the Department of Physics in University of Helsinki and the Department of Physics and Astronomy in University of Turku
|Prof. Adam Foster|
|Dr. Arkady Krasheninnikov|
|Prof. Kai Nordlund|
|Dr. Teemu Hynninen|
Department of Applied Physics
FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
Department of Physics
University of Helsinki
FI-00014 Univ. of Helsinki, Finland
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Turku
FI-20014 Univ. of Turku, Finland