13. September 2015 - 18. September 2015 26th International Conference on Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Semiconductors

Aachen, Germany


The 26th International Conference on Amorphous and Nano-crystalline Semiconductors continues a series of biennial conferences starting in Prague in 1965 with a focus in those days on the fundamental physics of amorphous semiconductors, principally formed from chalcogenides and group IV elements.

Today the scope of the conference covers a wider range of amorphous, organic and nanocrystalline semiconductors together with the effects of disorder in semiconductors and dielectrics in the bulk and at interfaces. Preparation, characterization and theory across the different material classes are the heart of the conference. As these materials are used in electronics and other technologies, sessions on devices and applications form another significant part of the meeting. In addition focused sessions on recent developments in photovoltaics where nanocrystalline or disordered materials play an essential role, i.e. silicon heterojunction solar cells, perovskites and organic solar cells.

Papers are welcome on all aspects of amorphous and nano-crystalline semiconductors and the role of disorder in semiconductors and dielectrics in the bulk and at interfaces.

Topics include the fundamental physics and chemistry governing electronic and physical structure, preparation and characterization of materials, measurements and modeling of electronic, optical and physical properties, stability and metastability and applications including photovoltaics, sensors, TFTs, LEDs, optical storage, and electrical storage.

Material systems include amorphous and nano-crystalline group IV elements as well as alloys, chalcogenide glasses, oxide semiconductors, and organic semiconductors in the form of thin films, bulk, multilayers, or nano-structures.

The conference location Aachen is situated in an area, where the three countries of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands meet. The source of the city’s fame are the hot springs known since the days of the Roman empire. The City of Charles the Great is a popular travel destination, offering not only unique sights, such as the Aachen Dom (Cathedral) and the Gothic Town Hall where many German kings were crowned, but also a large variety of art and culture, elegant shops and pubs.


Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Contact Name

Jan Adamczak





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