ESF Exploratory Workshop - Physical and Engineering Sciences (PESC)

Silicon/oxide Hetero-Epitaxy: A New Road Towards A Si CMOS-Compatible Resonant Tunnel Diode Technology ?

12 - 13 September 2006, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy


The workshop will bring together MBE growers, advanced characterization specialists, and RTD physics experts to discuss recent advances in the theory and practice of crystalline silicon/oxide hetero-interfaces, grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). Epitaxial Oxide/Silicon/Oxide stuctures, grown hetero-epitaxially on Si, can be employed for extending CMOS circuits by enhancing MOSFET technology with a new resonant tunneling diode technology (RTD). RTD co- integration with CMOS for memory and logic applications is expected to result in faster, denser and less power hungry circuits.

List of confirmed invited speakers

P. Berger, Ohio State University, USA

J.Osten, U. Hannover, Germany

G. Hollinger, LEOM-CNRS, Lyon, France

A. Dimoulas, Demokritos, Greece

M. Ishida, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

J. W. Seo, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

D. Paul, Cambridge University, UK

I. Zozoulenko, Linkoping University, Sweden

M. Mouis, IMEP-CNRS, France

Conference venue and schedule

The workshop will be held in Villa Olmo on the banks of Lake Como. Hotel rooms have been reserved in hotels in the old city, all within walking distance of the conference site. Como is easily reachable by public transport from Milano's Central Station and Milano Malpensa airport. Participants arriving at Milano's Orio al Serio or Linate airports should take the airport shuttle to Milano Central Station. The workshop program will start on Tuesday September 12th at 9.00 and finishes on Wednesday, September 13th at 17.00.

Provisional Workshop Program

The provisional workshop program can be found here.

Workshop registration and hotel reservation

The Workshop is open to invited participants only. Workshop registration and hotel reservations should be made before June 20th 2006, making use of this form.


Gerd J. Norga
Department of Physics
L-NESS Center
Politecnico di Milano
22100 Como
Email: gerd.norga"at"

Igor Zozoulenko
Department of Science and Technology (ITN)
Linkoeping University
601 74 Norrkoeping
Email: igozo"at"

Workshop local contact

Irina Federova
Politecnico di Milano
Polo Regionale di Como
22100 Como
Tel + 39 031 332 7354
Fax + 39 031 332 7617
Email: irina.fedorova"at"

Conference website