A._Mycielski_045_1.jpgProf. Andrzej Mycielski - Symposium Chairman

About Symposium

The Symposium will cover all aspects of basic and applied research on wide-bandgap II-VI compounds and their alloys, including diluted magnetic semiconductors, i.e. -- on such materials as ZnO, ZnMnO, ZnSe, ZnSeS, CdZnTe, and CdMnTe.

Emphasis will be given to new technological and application concepts concerning both bulk crystals and various quantum structures with reduced dimensionality, ranging from two to zero.

We presume that the presented results of the application-oriented materials research on the wide-bandgap II-VI compounds will be focused on:
- light emitting structures,
- infrared and visible light detectors,
- X- and gamma radiation detectors,
- materials for spintronics.

The Symposium will be devoted mainly to the materials research in the three groups of topics:

(1) Oxide crystals (e.g. ZnO, ZnMnO):
- growth of the substrate crystals,
- p-type doping,
- homo- and hetero-structures and their applications mainly as optoelectronic sources of light.

(2) Tellurium- and selenium-based wide-bandgap semiconductor compounds, like CdTe, CdZnTe, ZnTe, CdMnTe, ZnMnTe, ZnSe, and ZnCdSe. Potential applications as:
- substrates for infra-red detectors,
- semiinsulating platelets for X and gamma radiation detectors,
- Faraday optical isolators for telecommunications based on lasers and optical fibres,
- materials for spintronics,
- materials for light sources.
Special place belongs to the applications of the ultrafast magnetooptical phenomena,

(3) Epitaxial structures based on oxides, tellurides and selenides:
- growth,
- characterization,
- possible applications, mainly in optoelectronics.

Certain topics, concerning all the materials, will be discussed. These topics are:
- growth techniques,
- defect structures,
- defect control,
- doping procedures,
- optical properties,
- degradation

The invited speakers who already have accepted invitation:

Prof. Andrey Bakin, Braunschweig Technical University, Braunschweig, Germany
Prof. Arnold Burger, Fisk University, Nashville, USA
Prof. Michael Giersig, CAESaR, Bonn, Germany
Prof. Detlef Hommel, Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Prof. Ralph B. James, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, USA
Prof. Daniel Le-Si Dang, Université J. Fourier, Grenoble, France
Prof. Henri Mariette, Université J. Fourier, Grenoble, France
Prof. Bruno K. Meyer, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Giessen, Germany
Prof. Hadis Morkoç, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA


Scientific-Organising Committee:

Prof. Andrzej Mycielski (Chairman), Institute of Physics PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Marek Godlewski, Institute of Physics PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Jacek Kossut, Institute of Physics PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Robert Triboulet, CNRS/LPSC
Prof. Andreas Waag, Institute of Semiconductor Technology, Braunschweig Technical University


The proceedings of the conference will be published as a regular issue of physica status solidi (b) . All manuscripts will be reviewed according to the standards of physica status solidi by two referees.

Authors of the accepted abstracts are requested to submit at the conference site:
(Do not send your manuscript to the Editorial Office of physica status solidi.)

  • 3 hard copies of the manuscript
  • CD-ROM containing text and figures (disk files and hardcopies have to be identical).

All textual material (incl. tables, captions, etc.) should be in a single file.

The manuscript should be prepared using Microsoft Word (preferred) or LaTeX.
It is obligatory to use the the templates supplied for manuscript preparation.

Microsoft Word: Please use the document template package SympF_forword.zip.
This package can be downloaded from here.
In this package there is the file instruct.doc which contains extended author instructions in the style of a manuscript.

LaTeX 2e: The style file package pss_latex.zip (with instruct.tex as sample file) can be downloaded from the relevant www page of the journal physica status solidi (b).
The address is: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jabout/40001185/authors.html

Length of the article for a standard (oral or poster) presentation: 6 journal pages.
Length of the article for an invited oral presentation: 10 journal pages.

Using the provided template (Word) and style (LaTeX) files enables an easy length estimate of the article.

A corresponding address valid for the entire period from submission until publication must be given, especially if the current address differs from the author's affiliation in the paper.
Please identify the corresponding author and add e-mail, phone, and fax as a footnote.

A maximum of six PACS numbers must be given (PACS 2003 at www.aip.org/pacs).

An abstract of about ten lines is required.

Figures must be submitted ready for reproduction. Lettering/symbols should be large and clear enough in the final figure size. Avoid small open symbols, small dots, small decimal points, hairlines, close-dotted or short-dashed lines. Draw a closed axes frame in diagrams. For numbers, use a decimal point instead of a comma.

Figures and tables should be embedded in the manuscript file, in order to indicate their appropriate positions and required space. Figures may also be submitted as separate files (PS/EPS, TIF, GIF, PDF, CorelDraw, Origin, Adobe Illustrator or compatible formats).
Colour figures submitted in electronic format will generally remain in colour in the internet PDF version of an article at no cost. Print version will be black/white unless colour figures are purchased using the colour print authorization on the Reprint Order Form.

Both in the text and in equations, physical quantities should be given in italic, vectors in bold italic, units in upright letters. Tabulated functions should be given in upright letters.

References should be numbered [in square brackets] and listed in the order of appearance at the end of the manuscript, or inserted using LaTeX commands. In Word, it is not recommended to insert references as endnotes. Please apply the format used in physica status solidi from 2003 (see www.pss-b.com).


Prof. Andrzej Mycielski
Institute of Physics, PAS
Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warszawa, Poland
Tel: +48 22 843 5626
Fax: +48 22 843 0926
E-mail: mycie@ifpan.edu.pl