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Materials Research Society - MRS 2008 Spring Meeting



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The 2008 MRS Spring Meeting will feature 41 technical symposia in five topical clusters, an international exhibit highlighting products and services of interest to the materials community, and much more.

Venue and Dates

The 2008 MRS Spring Meeting will be held from March 24 – 28, 2008 and the accompanying exhibition from March 25 – 27, at Moscone West and San Francisco Marriott, in San Francisco, California, USA.

MRS Spring Meeting 2008 Conference Topics

The following topics will be covered at the MRS 2008 Spring Meeting in their own symposia.

         Amorphous and Polycrystalline Thin-Film Silicon Science and Technology

         Materials and Devices for “Beyond CMOS” Scaling

         Advances in GaN, GaAs, SiC, and Related Alloys on Silicon Substrates

         Silicon Carbide--Materials, Processing, and Devices

         Doping Engineering for Front-End Processing

         Materials Science and Technology for Nonvolatile Memories

         Phase-Change Materials for Reconfigurable Electronics and Memory Applications

         Materials Science of High-k Dielectric Stacks--From Fundamentals to Technology

         Synthesis and Metrology of Nanoscale Oxides and Thin Films

         Passive and Electromechanical Materials and Integration

         Materials and Devices for Laser Remote Sensing and Optical Communication

         Functional Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

         Materials and Technology for Flexible, Conformable, and Stretchable Sensors and Transistors

         Materials and Processes for Advanced Interconnects for Microelectronics

         Semiconductor Nanowires--Growth, Physics, Devices, and Applications

         Carbon Nanotubes and Related Low-Dimensional Materials

         Ionic Liquids in Materials Synthesis and Application

         Coupled Mechanical, Electrical, and Thermal Behaviors of Nanomaterials

         Weak Interaction Phenomena--Modeling and Simulation from First Principles

         Nanoscale Tribology--Impact for Materials and Devices

         Mechanics of Nanoscale Materials

         Crystal-Shape Control and Shape-Dependent Properties--Methods, Mechanism, Theory, and Simulation

         Advances and Applications of Surface Electron Microscopy

         Frontiers of Materials Research

         Focused Ion Beams for Materials Characterization and Micromachining

         Materials Structures--The Nabarro Legacy

         Conjugated Organic Materials--Synthesis, Structure, Device, and Applications

         Signal Transduction Across the Biology-Technology Interface

         Designer Biointerfaces

         From Biological Materials to Biomimetic Material Synthesis

         Responsive Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications

         Molecular Motors, Nanomachines, and Active Nanostructures

         Mechanical Behavior of Biological Materials and Biomaterials

         The Hydrogen Economy

         Heterostructures, Functionalization, and Nanoscale Optimization in Superconductivity

         Materials Research for Electrical Energy Storage

         Light Management in Photovoltaic Devices--Theory and Practice

         Energy Harvesting--From Fundamentals to Devices

         Health and Environmental Impacts of Nanoscale Materials--Safety by Design

         Actinides IV--Basic Science, Applications, and Technology

         The Role of Lifelong Education in Nanoscience and Engineering

         The Business of Nanotechnology

MRS Spring Meeting 2008 Exhibition

The Materials Research Society invites your participation in the 2008 MRS Spring Exhibit. Set for March 25-27, 2008, at Moscone West, in San Francisco, California, the MRS Spring Exhibit will provide a unique opportunity to present innovative products and services to over 3,500 attendees from all sectors of the global materials science and engineering communities. Check back regularly; more information will be posted as it becomes available.


Posted August 2008


For more information please contact Conference Secretariat

URL: https://www.mrs.org/home

Tel.: +1 724-779-3003

Fax.: +1 724-779-8313


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