Nanoscale Science, whose birth and further growth and development has been driven by the needs of the microelectronics industry on one hand, and by the sheer human curiosity on the other hand, has given researchers an unprecedented capability to design and construct devices whose function ality is based on quantum and mesoscopic effects. A necessary step in this process has been the development of reliable fabrication techniques in the nanometer scale: two-dimensional systems, quantum wires and dots, and Coulomb blockade structures with almost ideal properties can nowadays be fabricated, and subjected to experimental studies. How does one fabricate micro/nanostructures of low dimensionality? How does one perform a nanoscale characterization of these structures? What are the fundamental properties typical to the structures? Which new physical processes in nanostructures need to be understood? What new physical processes may allow us to create new nanostructures? An improved understanding of these topics is necessary for creation of new concepts for future electronic and optoelectronic devices and for characterizing device structures based on those concepts.
I. Nanotechnologies.- Submicron Technology.- Ultra Fine Particles and Coatings.- 3-D Patterned III-V Semicondutor Devices Using High Energy In-Situ Focused Ion Beam Lithography and MBE.- Real Time 3-D Patterned Crystal Growth of GaAs Using a Low Energy Focused Ion Beam and Molecular Beam Epitaxy.- Mesoscopic Structure-Formation and Quantum Properties of Heteroepitaxy of InAs/GaAs.- Van der Waals Epitaxy of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Using Metal Organic Precursors (MOVDWE).- Thin Film Epitaxial Growth by Laser Ablation.- Nanostructuring of Silicon by Laser Direct Writing.- Si(001) Surface Passivation caused by Bi Adsorption.- II. Characterization.- Applications of Scanning Force Microscopy.- An Elliptically Polarized Synchrotron Radiation Beam Line and Its Applications.- The Potential of Electron Spectroscopy and Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy for the Study of Semiconducting Nanostructures.- Optical Characterization of Surfaces at IR and VIS Energies.- Optical Techniques for Probing Semiconductor Surfaces and Interfaces.- Nanoscale Characterization of Interfaces in Micron/Submicron Structures.- III. Fundamental Properties of Micro/Nanostructures.- Electron Interference at III-V Heterointerfaces: Physics and Devices.- Non-Equilibrium Mesoscopic Physics: Microwave-Induced Coherent Transport in Two-Dimensional Semiconductor Microstructures.- Influence of Fluctuations of Widths of Single Quantum Wells on Photoluminescence Properties in Metallo-Organic Compounds of Hydride Epitaxial GaAs / ALxGa1-xAs Heterostructures.- Accurate Modeling of Double Barrier Resonant Tunneling Diodes.- Mechanisms of the Tunnel Current Formation in Double Barrier Resonant Tunneling Structures.- Quantum Well Structures Based on the Layered Compounds InSe and GaSe Grown by Van der Waals Epitaxy.- Frequency Properties of Planer Microwave Detector.- Noise in Silicon Structures with Bicrystallites.- Fundamental Properties and Nanoscale Aspects of Schottky Barriers.- Size Effects in Properties of Metal-Semiconductor Structures with Schottky Barriers.- New Terminations for Planar Schottky Structure (PSS).- Metal (Cr, Mo, W)-GaAs Contacts.- Dislocation Displacement in Silicon Structures.- Effect of Substrate Defects in the Luminescent Properties of Porous Silicon Layers.- On the Kinematics of Amorphization under Ion Implantation.- IV. Basic Physics of Novel Nanostructures.- Lateral Superlattices: Classical, Semi-Classical, and Quantum Mechanical Transport Phenomena.- Transport Studies in Semiconductor Heterostructures.- Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Optical Effects in Semiconductor Heterostructures.- Observation of Scaling Behavior in a Coulomb Blockade System.- Dynamic Quantum Wells and Quantum Dots in MIS-Microstructure with Periodic Field Electrodes.- Disordered Superlattices.- Si/Ge Superlattices: A Step Towards Si-Based Optoelectronics.- Low Frequency Admittance of Quantized Hall Conductors.- Screening in Two-Dimensional Electron Liquid.- Dielectric Function of Matrix Disperse Systems with Nanoscale Conducting Inclusions Exhibiting Quantum Size Properties.- Photograph.- List of Participants.