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International Summer School

Science and Technology at Nanoscale

6th - 11th June 2005
Tri Studne, Czech Republic

IUVSTA international school on "Science and Technology at Nanoscale" was held from 6th to 11th June 2005 at Tři Studně in the Czech Republic. The school continued the series of summer schools presenting the progress in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology to PhD students and young researchers.

The school brought together 114 people (13 speakers, 93 participants and 8 company representatives) from 14 countries. The invited speakers from leading world laboratories have presented the latest progress in the fields ranging from fundamental atomic-scale processes to devices (see the programme). Many participants presented their research in a lively poster session with 42 presentations. During the company evening, profiles of 13 companies were exhibited.

The school duration was only one week, but its preparation took nearly two years and involved several organizations. We would like to thank most of all the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications (IUVSTA) for its generous contribution. Local organization of the school relied on the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and on the Brno University of Technology, but involved also other universities and societies (Czech Physical Society, Czech Vacuum Society and the Czech Nanoteam).

The school organization benefitted also from the support of several companies and here we would like to thank them again.

The school proceedings is available on CD-ROM and includes the presentations of the speakers, posters, company profiles, contacts and references to other information resources. For further information please contact the school organizers or check the school web page at

Finally, let us look forward to the next summer school, due to be held in 2008.

On behalf of the school organizers

Antonín Fejfar (
Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Cukrovarnicka 10, 162 53 Prague 6, Czech Republic


Tomáš Šikola (
Institute of Physical Engineering, Brno University of Technology
Technicka 2, 616 69 Brno, Czech Republic

Institute of Physical Engineering FME BUT
Institute of Physics AS CR
Charles University
Masaryk University
Czech Technical University
Czech Vacuum Society
Czech Physical Society
HVM Plasma
FEI Czech Republic
Vakuum Praha
Infineon Technologies Trutnov
Pfeiffer Vacuum Austria
Uni-Export Instruments
LABCO, Veeco Metrology Group
Scientific Instruments Brno
ON Semiconductor