TRNM'10 follows the "Towards reality in nanoscale materials" workshops of 2007, 2008, and 2009. The topics include

  • Defects in nano-structured materials - including the study of how mechanical and electronic properties of nano-structured carbon materials are influenced by defects.
  • Defect creation - studies of doped and irradiated nanoscale materials.
  • Surface chemistry at the nanoscale - particular emphasis will be placed on those systems where defects and impurities clearly dominate reactive properties.
  • Defect control - 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 systems.
  • 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.

The workshop consists of invited and contributed talks as well as posters and short poster talks. Invited and contributed speakers will cover the recent progress in simulations and the relevant experimental areas.

See the workshop poster.


The workshop will be held in Levi (Hotel K5) in Finnish Lapland from Monday 2010-12-06 to Wednesday 2009-12-08. There are flights from Helsinki to the nearby airport of Kittilä by Finnair (every day) and Blue 1. Scheduled buses meet every flight to Kittilä, and it takes about 10-15 minutes to reach Levi. 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. To reach Levi, one can take the train to Kolari and continue to Levi with a bus.

Check the visitors' map of Levi (Hotel K5 is item 3) or an interactive map.

For those interested there are full facilities for both downhill and cross country skiing in Levi.

The long-time average temperature in Levi in December 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 only a few hours.
Check the current 5-day forecast for Kittilä.

Please, also see photos from the workshop of 2007.


We thank the National Graduate School in Materials Physics, the National Graduate School in Nanoscience, the Väisälä Foundation, and the Finnish Cultural Foundation for support.

  • Participation fee - 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.
  • Accommodation expenses - The organizers are planning to cover in part the accommodation and catering expenses for the participants. The participants may be asked to pay 200-400 € depending on the accommodation type and the total number of people attending the workshop.
gradschool/TKK gradschool/JY Väisälä Cultural Fund


Registration is closed. Please contact the organizers if you have any questions or requests.


Because of the travel difficulties due to the Finnair flight attendant strike, the schedule has been revised. The workshop will start in Monday afternoon. Talks originally scheduled for the morning have been reallocated.

Abstracts are available by clicking the names of the speakers. A full abstract book is available here. A copy of the book will be handed out to all participants at Levi. The dates below link to more detailed daily schedules.

Mon 2010-12-06
Tue 2010-12-07
Wed 2010-12-08
15:05 Coffee Chair Gröning
Chair Chelikowsky 9:00 Golberg Chair Tomanek
15:35 Tangney 9:45 Louie 9:45 Gröning
16:00 Komsa 10:30 Coffee 10:30 Coffee
16:25 Makkonen Chair Dellago 11:00 Dellago
16:50 Reischl 11:00 Lee 11:45 Lunch
17:15 Coffee 11:25 Kurasch Chair Nordlund
Chair Louie 11:50 Kotakoski 13:00 Holmström
17:45 Kümmel 12:15 Bittencourt 13:25 Larrucea
18:30 Gulans 12:40 Lunch 13:50 Remediakis
Chair Golberg 14:15 Shemella
13:30 Banhart 14:40 Coffee
14:15 Zanolli Chair Nieminen
14:40 Tomanek 15:15 Alfe
15:25 Chelikowsky 16:00 Closing
16:10 Posters
18:00 Dinner

Invited speakers


Prof. Adam Foster
Dr. Arkady Krasheninnikov
Prof. Kai Nordlund
Prof. Risto Nieminen
Dr. Teemu Hynninen
Dr. Antti Tolvanen

e-mail: workshopTRNM(at)

Department of Applied Physics
Aalto University
P.O.Box 11100
FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
Fax: +358-9-4513116
Department of Physics
Tampere University of Technology
P.O.Box 692
FI-33101 TUT Tampere, Finland
Fax: +358-3-31152600
Department of Physics
University of Helsinki
P.O.Box 64
FI-00014 Univ. of Helsinki, Finland
Fax: +358-9-19150610

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