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The workshop continues the tradition of annual nanoelectronics conferences, started in 2002. We will have talks given by invited experts in the field, as well as a poster session and time allocated for extended discussions.

Scope and Topics

The scope of the conference is the electronic properties of nanoscale systems and devices.
In particular, the following topics will be covered::
  • electron transport through quantum dots, quantum point contacts, quantum wires, quantum Hall layers, and nanoscale granular arrays
  • spintronics
  • nanomechanics and molecular electronics
  • electronic properties of carbon nanotubes
  • effects of disorder and interactions and their interplay
  • quantum coherence and dephasing, quantum computing and qubit realizations
  • charging and strong correlation effects
  • nanoscopic superconductivity
  • noise and fluctuations in nanostructures
  • quantum mesoscopic effects

Venue  and Accommodation

The Workshop will be held on June 24 - 30, 2006, in St Petersburg, a pearl of Northern Europe.

The scientific sessions of the Workshop will take place at the Hotel "Rossiya", where most of the participants will be accommodated. The Hotel "Rossiya" is one of the best three-star hotels in St. Petersburg. The hotel is located in one of the most fashionable areas of St. Petersburg, on the avenue which is second in importance for the city. Windows face the Victory Park, one of the most picturesque parks of St. Petersburg. Nearby is Park Pobedy (Victory Park) Metro Station. The hotel is some 15 minutes by car from Pulkovo Airport, and it is only a five minute walk to the Metro. It will take you just 20 minutes to get to the city center by Metro. The address of the Hotel "Rossiya" is 11 Ploschad Chenyshevskogo, St. Petersburg 196070. For more details on the hotel please see its web site: http://www.rossiya-hotel.ru/index_eng.shtml

The downtown with its famous canals, museums, and theaters is available by the public transport. We are certain that you and your family will also enjoy many cultural places that St Petersburg offers. General information about St Petersburg can be found here.
This is the time of so-called "White Nights" in St Petersburg and we are certain that you and your family will also enjoy the many cultural places that St Petersburg offers.


Contributions are in English. No simultaneous translation services will be provided.

Workshop Format

The workshop program will include about 50 invited talks (25 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion) and a poster session.

The 2006 Advanved Research Workshop is a joint workshop of and co-organized by

Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg

Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe

DFG-Center for Functional Nanostructures Karlsruhe

Materials Theory Institute
of the
Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Chicago University Materials Research Center

Weizmann Institute of Science

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Centre National de Recherche Scientifique

NEC Laboratories America, Inc.


and sponsored by


Dynasty Foundation

Office of Naval Research

Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Russian Foundation for Basic Research


US Army International Technology Center - Atlantic

© 2005/2006 Materials Theory Institute, MSD, ANL, USA