International Workshop


March  3 - 6

Nizhny Novgorod, RUSSIA




Scope of Conference

· Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy;

· Atomic-force microscopy;

· Magnetic-force microscopy;

· Optical near-field microscopy;

· Physics of microcontacts;

· SPM investigation and modification of solid state surface;

· SPM in the chemical and biological applications;

· Original microscope designs and novel methods of surface research.


Workshop Language

Official language of the Workshop is English


General Information

The "SPM-2002", the sixth in the series of All-Russia annual workshops, will take place in the ancient Russian city Nizhny Novgorod in the Institute for Physics of Microstructures of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The first working day - March 3.

The intended number of participants is about 50 persons.

Accommodation and meals will be provided in a sanatorium located in picturesque place about 20 km from Nizhny Novgorod. The Russian participants will pay their meals and accommodation expenses, which will not exceed their approved business-trip allowance. For foreign participants this sum will come to 100 USD including full service and local transportation.


Registration form

The Registration form (see should be e-mailed to the Organizing Committee by January 4, 2002.

Short abstract (about half page) of your paper should be sent together with the Registration form.

The Organizing Committee will inform the contributing authors about whether their papers have been included in the Workshop program not later than January 21, 2002.



Extended abstracts will be published in the Proceedings Volume by the beginning of the Workshop. The paper about 3 pages (Word for Windows6.0/7.0; Times New Roman 12; spacing 1,5; top and bottom margin 2 cm, left and right 3 cm) should be e-mailed to the Organizing Committee not later than February 11, 2002.

Full-length papers will be published in a special issue of the "Physics of low-dimensional structures" Journal.


Workshop deadlines

January 4, 2002         Registration

January 21, 2002        Second Announcement

February 11, 2002       Submission of Abstracts

March 3 - 6, 2001       Workshop


Organizing Committee



Prof. S.Gaponov Nizhny Novgorod, Russia



Institute for Physics of Microstructutes RAS, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

I.Dorofeyev                     N.Gress

E.Gribkova                      A.Kuzmichev

S.Malofeyev                     V.Mironov

N.Salashchenko                  V.Shashkin



Elena Gribkova

Victor Mironov

                                603600 Nizhny Novgorod, GSP-105, Russia

                                Institute for physics of microstructures RAS

                                Phone: +7 8312-675120

                                Fax: +7 8312-675553



Sponsoring Organizations

Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Ministry for Industry, Science and Technology of the Russian Federation

Nizhny Novgorod State University

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

NT MDT Company (Zelenograd, Russia)