Two closely coupled CECAM Workshops on the use of empirical methods for semiconductor nanostructure design and modelling will be held in Dublin and Manchester. The first ACAM Workshop (Dublin) focuses primarily on computational/technical issues, numerical implementations and parametrisation strategies, followed immediately by the second STFC Daresbury Workshop (Manchester) highlighting the scientific issues and demands related to empirical nanostructure design and modelling.
A variety of modelling implementations [k.p, tight-binding, valence force field, empirical pseudopotential, etc.] are being employed that exploit not just the accumulated knowledge of existing experimental and ab-initio results, but also exploit the increased computational power and advanced computational methods now available. The development of empirical methods inherently facilitates synergy between experiment and theory. Proper implementations of empirical methods are capable of delivering new levels of understanding and design for both materials and devices alike. Applications of such schemes span from designing emitters and absorbers used in conventional optoelectronics, through new architectures proposed in quantum information processing, to investigation of novel concepts for the design of future high efficiency solar cells. The workshops address all of these topics and are of relevance both to theoretical and experimental researchers.
Speakers include: Guy Allan, Frederic Aniel, Urs Aeberhard, Gabriel Bester, David Binks, Stefan Birner, Timothy Boykin, Marco Califano, Aldo Di Carlo, Ned Ekins-Daukes, Michael Flatte, Brad Foreman, Guido Goldoni, Pawel Hawrylak, Juan Manuel Llorens Montolio, Mikhail Nestoklon, Andrei Schliwa, Andy Sunderland, Christof Voemel, Lok Lew Yan Voon, Lin-Wang Wang, Bernd Witzigmann, Wlodek Zawadzki, Vladimir Falko.