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Welcome Message

   Surface/Interface science has contributed to a wide range of disciplines in heterogeneous catalysis, electrochemistry, and semiconductor science/technology. The development of surface characterization techniques and sophisticated experiments under atomically well-defined conditions played a central role, which have also been one of the driving forces for nanoscience and nanotechnology during the last few decades. The rapid advances of various laser sources, synchrotron facility, high-frequency electronic devices, scanning probe methods, nanoscale fabrication techniques, and computational science bring a new dimension to measurement science and technology, and a combination of different state-of-the-art techniques creates unprecedented measurement techniques for surface physics and chemistry in real-space, k-space, and real-time. In addition to the study of model systems, operand measurements have gained increasing attention to elucidate working principles of catalysts and electrochemistry. Low-dimensional materials, hybrid organic/inorganic interfaces, and molecular devices/machines are the scope of emerging measurement techniques. Theory and computational science provide indispensable tools to interpret elementary processes at the atomistic level and also pave the way for highly-efficient data analysis and material design.

   In the conference, we discuss the latest development of surface characterization techniques and how they can contribute to the innovation in material and energy conversion using heterogeneous catalysts and novel optoelectronic and electrochemical devices. We will discuss the following topics.

  • Electro- and Photo-chemistry at interfaces
  • Catalysis and Model catalysis
  • Operand spectroscopy
  • Laser based spectroscopy and Near-field optical phenomena
  • Photoemission and Electron spectroscopy
  • Scanning probe techniques
  • Low-dimensional materials      etc.

Conference venue: Okazaki Conference Center
Date: December 2nd – 4th, 2019

  • Abstract submission (poster & oral ) deadline: November 1st, 2019 
    (Please use this template​​ for abstract preparation​​​​)​
  • Registration deadline: November 1st, 2019
Organizers: Prof. Toshiki Sugimoto (Institute for Molecular Science)
Dr. Takashi Kumagai (Fritz-Haber Institute)
Sponsored by: Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Okazaki, Japan
Cosponsored by:

Center for Mesoscopic Sciences of IMS
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society (FHI-MPS)



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