Eindhoven University of Technology
July 21-25, 2003 Eindhoven, the Netherlands

The proceedings of STMí03 have appeared as the AIP Conference Proceedings Volume No. 696 with a publishing date of December 15, 2003. You can find the table of contents here.

We also pleased to inform you that the 13th International Conference on Scanning Tunneling Microscopy/Spectroscopy and Related Techniques (STMí05) will be held in Sapporo, Japan on 3-8 July 2005. A link to the website of STMí05 can be found here.



You are all kindly invited to participate in the 12th International Conference on Scanning Tunneling Microscopy/Spectroscopy and Related Techniques (STMí03), which will be held at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands from July 21 until July 25, 2003. We hope for the participation of everyone active in the field of scanning probe microscopy to report on the latest developments in a lively, stimulating and interactive atmosphere. This biennial conference was organized for the first time in Santiago de Compostela in 1986 and subsequently in Oxnard (1987), Oxford (1988), Oarai (1989), Baltimore (1990), Interlaken (1991), Beijing (1993), Snow Mass Colorado (1995), Hamburg (1997), Seoul (1999) and Vancouver (2001).

Scope and Topics

The conference will cover recent advances in scanning probe techniques like STM, AFM and SNOM. Fields of interest are:

  • Bio- & Macromolecules and Polymers

  • Semiconductor and metal surface structure

  • Adsorbates and reactions on semiconductor and metal surfaces

  • Magnetic systems

  • Nanotubes and 1-D wires

  • Catalysis & Electrochemistry

  • Nano-optical phenomena

  • Interactions within and between single molecules

  • Atom and molecular manipulation

  • Nano-patterning

  • Oxides

  • Cells and biological systems

  • Theory of probe-matter interactions

  • Tip preparation and functionalisation

  • Clusters and nanostructures


Plenary, invited and contributed talks, poster presentations and vendor exhibitions will constitute the programme. You are kindly invited to submit an abstract to participate in the conference. On the basis of the submitted abstracts a selection will be made of contributions to be presented as an invited or contributed talk or as a poster. All accepted abstracts become part of an abstract book, to be distributed at the conference. Conference participants are invited to contribute a paper, which must contain new material preferably unpublished at the time of the conference. These papers will be published in the official proceedings of the conference.


Organized by COBRA-Inter-University Research Institute on Communication Technology