Objectives: This Conference aims to bring together both mature scientists, technologists and young students from European countries and world-wide who are actively engaged into studies of porous semiconductors or wants to join this field of research and development. Porous semiconductors (hereater PS) are obtained be chemical or electrochemical treatment of monocrystalline Si, Ge, SiC, GaAs, etc. Thus obtained porous substances possess new properties due to the presence of semiconductor nanoparticles in the porous skeleton.
Research into porous semiconductors (PS) has seen tremendous growth over the last decade since the discovery of a bright red photoluminescence from porous silicon (pSi). The activity in this field has been always interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together aspects of electrochemistry, solid-state physics, optics, and microelectronics and, more recently, biology and medicine. The issue of PS has matured in just a matter of several years from curious research matter towards important practical applications.
The Conference will provide a forum for those who share a fascination for such materials and hope to better understand and exploit the materials in a wide variety of ways. The overall theme, style and atmosphere of the conference will try to adhere to those of the popular 1st PSST Meeting (Mallorca 16-20th March 1998) and 2nd PSST (Madrid 13.18th March 2000).