26th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors - Edingurgh, Scotland - 28 July to 2 August 2002.
ICPS is the internationally recognised conference series, in which all the most important advances in Semiconductor Physics are reported and analysed globally, once every 2 years, and in Europe once every 8 years. At a time when some are foreseeing the end of the advance of CMOS and the communications revolution is in full swing, the continuation of the IT revolution beyond 2010 is now totally dependent on new physics under discussion on quantum size effects, electronic interference effects, and discretely electron effects in small structures. These are a major focus of the conference, accounting for about 50% of the papers. The other half of the papers are devoted to pure bulk semiconductors, defects in semiconductors, new development in theory etc.