Frontiers in Spectroscopy of Emergent Materials
Sudak, Crimea, Ukraine, 14-18 september 2003

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Dear Colleagues,

The NATO Advanced Research Workshop
Frontiers in Spectroscopy of Emergent Materials: Recent Advances towards New Technologies
will be held in Sudak (Crimea), Ukraine, 14-18 september 2003 (arrival 13 september, departure 19 september).

The workshop location is

which is not far from the Simferopol International airport

The Workshop will take place in Sudak, a picturesque and original Crimean corner located on the coast of Black Sea. Sudak and its vicinities are rich in sights: Sudak Fortress, whimsical mountains, wild cliffs, mysterious grottoes, verdure rare for the peninsula and variegated bays. The fortress in Sudak built by the Genoese in the 14th - 15th centuries is one of the most interesting monuments of medieval fortifications in Europe. The fortress is two-tier: the lower tier presents a fortification wall with 14 towers, the upper comprises the complex of fortification structures with the Consulate Castle. Even today, especially after the reconstruction, it looks very impressive:

Sudak Fortress


The participations to ARW events proceed mainly by invitation to ensure high-level contributions.
The workshop fee (for scientists from industrial and commercial laboratories, and observers from non-eligible countries) is 250 Euro. Accomodation and travel expenses at the lowest costs may be granted partially (not for scientists from industrial and commercial laboratories, and observers from non-eligible countries). Social program will include excursions, etc.

Number of working days: 5, Number of participants: between 40-50

Objective: Comprehensive multidisciplinary consideration of the state-of-the-art of the contemporary spectroscopic research of emergent materials with different origin, structure, dimensionality and properties for progress in high-technological applications.

Organizing Committee: E.C. Faulques, D.J. Lockwood, D.L. Perry, I.K. Yanson, A.V. Yeremenko

Speakers and their affiliations:
Alexandr Anders, Kharkov National State University (Ukraine), Metal-organic complexes of Cu(II): ground state and exchange interactions in magnetic subsystem

Philip Anfinrud, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, USA), Watching a protein as it functions with picosecond X-ray crystallography

Eric Faulques, Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel, Universite de Nantes (France), Advances in ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy of engineered molecular systems

Guirec Querre, Universite de Rennes (France), Spectroscopic methods in archaeometry

Victor Ivanov, Sofia University (Bulgaria), Scaled quantum force field: a promising approach to molecular vibrational dynamics

Gediminas Jonusauskas, Centre de Physique Moléculaire et Hertzienne, Université de Bordeaux (France), Development of tomography using femtosecond infrared lasers: imaging of biological tissues

Victor Karachevtsev, Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering (Kharkov, Ukraine), Noncovalent funtionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes for biological applications: Raman and NIR absorption spectroscopy

Vladimir Kurnosov, Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering (Kharkov, Ukraine), Peculiarities of luminescence in systems with fullerene-water solutions

Serge Lefrant, Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel (Nantes, France), Raman and surface enhanced Raman scattering of nanotubes

Peter Lemmens, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (Stuttgart, Germany), Optical spectroscopy of magnetic systems close to quantum criticality

David Lockwood, Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council (Ottawa, Canada), Progress in light emission from silicon nanostructures

Rimma Lyubovskaya, Institute of Chemical Physics (Chernogolovka, Moscow region, Russia), Molecular complexes of fullerenes as potential photoactive materials

Yuriy Malyukin, Institute for Single Crystals (Kharkov, Ukraine), Single J-aggregate spectroscopy

Esa Manninen, STCU (Kiev), General presentation of the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine

Miroslav Mensik, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (Prague, Czech Republic), Vibration-induced excited state decay problem

Philippe Moreau, Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel (Nantes, France), Progress on electron energy loss spectroscopy of nanomaterials

Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel), Photoelectrons spectroscopy of organized organic thin films

Joel Oswalt, Raman division, Jobin-Yvon SAS. (Longjumeau, France), Combined photoluminescence and Raman systems for microscopic analysis of thin wafers

Yury Pashkevich, Donetsk PhysTech Institute (Donetsk, Ukraine), Raman studies of single and polycrystalline rare-earth cobaltates

Dale Perry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, USA), Synchrotron spectromicroscopy and crystallography applied to advanced materials chemistry

Marina Popova, Institute of Spectroscopy (Troitsk, Moscow region, Russia), High-resolution infrared spectroscopy of low-dimensional magnetic systems

Eugene Sherman, RWTH (Aachen, Germany) and Karl-Franzens-University (Graz, Austria), Nanoscale spin-orbit coupling in two-dimensional Si-based structures

Lyubov Taranenko, Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (Kiev), Presentation of the STCU Partner Program

Evgeny Vinogradov, Institute of Spectroscopy (Troitsk, Moscow region, Russia), Spectroscopy of semiconductor microcavity polaritons

Igor Yanson, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Advances in point-contact spectroscopy (diborides, etc.)

This list is not complete and will be of course updated.

A deadline for abstracts (one page MS Word file, single spaced Times 12, typing area of 15x21.5) is June 5. Following the usual rules of the NATO ARWs the proceedings of the workshop will be published by Kluwer Academic Publishers as a volume in the NATO Sciences Series. Manuscripts will be collected and reviewed during the workshop. The participants are kindly asked for three hard copies of the manuscripts (including original figures) as well as the electronic version of the manuscript on a diskette in PC format (the preferred form is an MSWord file, although TEX files will also be accepted). The manuscript should be camera-ready according to the

The papers presented as poster are assumed to be in the form of short communications of the original work with the total length of the manuscript (including the estimated place for figures) of 4 pages. In contrast the authors of oral contribution are requested to present review-type manuscripts with a total length of up to 12 pages. We agree with the publisher that the market for typical conference proceedings is limited, in contrast, editions of text-book or review character are of much more interest.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Eric Faulques
Co-Director of ARW
Director of Research, CNRS
IMN-LPC (address on heading)
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Dr. Andrei Yeremenko
Co-Director of ARW
B.Verkin ILT, (address on heading)
e-mail :
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