Sponsored by The 141st Committee on Microbeam Analysis of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

December 04 (Sun) to 09 (Fri), 2005
Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, The Big-Island, Hawaii, U.S.A.

Program (Final Version, PDF file)

About ALC Venue and Date Scientific Program (NEW)
Publication Call for Papers Location
Accommodation Climate Registration
Student Awards (NEW) Travel Support Symposium Organization
Important Dates For more information Links
Sponsor and Supports Language Social Programs

History of Update

Oct.29, 2005: Session Time-Table
Oct.29, 2005: Program (final version)
Oct.21, 2005: Student Awards Winner decided.
Oct.20, 2005: Preliminary Program Updated.
Oct.18, 2005: Preliminary Program Updated.
Oct.2, 2005: Information of Onsite Registration
Oct.2, 2005: Instruction for Presentation.
Sept.12, 2005: List of Invited Speakers updated.
Sept.12, 2005: Preliminary Program updated.
Sept.5, 2005: Preliminary Program opened.
Jul.2, 2005: Abstract deadline extended.
May 22, 2005: List of Invited Speakers (Tentative)
May 10, 2005: Hotel Reservation Form uploaded.
May 10, 2005: Online Registration started.
Mar.20, 2005: The 2nd announcement and call for papers.
Jan. 6, 2005: The name of the Hotel was renamed.
Dec.24, 2004: Link to OHANA KEAUHOU BEACH RESORT fixed
Nov. 1, 2004: First Announcement

Wireless internet connection will be available in the conference site.
If you wish to use internet, please bring your own computer and wireless LAN card.

About ALC

The series of international symposia entitled "Atomic Level Characterizations (ALC)" commenced in 1996 with the event in Kyoto, Japan under the auspices of the 141st Committee on Microbeam Analysis of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The ALC symposia focus on practical applications of the atomic level characterization of new materials and devices. Applications of and instrumentation for various analytical techniques for surface and interface analysis are therefore within the scope of these symposia, leading to the possibility of stimulating discussion among researchers who are intimately involved with analysis by different probe methods. The fundamental problems to be solved for further development of the atomic level characterization of materials are also covered, including theoretical and simulational approaches to this science.
Past ALC symposia were held in Hawaii and Japan, alternately: the 1st ALC in Kyoto, the 2nd in Maui, the 3rd in Nara, and the 4th in Kauai. The 5th symposium (ALC'05) will be held in Hawaii again, on the Big Island (Hawaii island).

Venue and Date

ALC'05 will be held at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, U.S.A., from December 04 (Sun) to December 09 (Fri), 2005, with the support of the 141st Committee on Microbeam Analysis of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Hawaii island is called "The Big Island" and is blessed with some of the most breathtaking landscapes and sights that Hawaii can offer.

Scientific Program

The topical subjects are as follows.

1. Fundamental Phenomena

- Electron/ Ion-solid Interaction
- Emission Phenomena of Light, Electrons and Ions

2. Characterization by Electrons/Ions/Infrared light/Ultraviolet light/X-rays


3. Imaging Techniques

- Holography

4. Application for Nanotechnology

- Characterization of Nanowires/Nanodots
- Semiconductor/ Metals /Insulators
- Organic/ Inorganic/ Biological materials

5. Special Sessions

- Coherent Electron Beam

6. Tutorial Sessions

7. Workshops

The program consists of invited lectures and contributed (oral and poster) papers.


1. Abstracts
A book of abstracts will be made available to participants at the symposium. The deadline for receiving abstracts will be
July 15, 2005. Details of the submission can be viewed here.

2. Proceedings
Proceedings of the symposium will be published soon after it has taken place. All authors of accepted contributions and invited speakers are asked to submit their papers to "e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (e-JSSNT)", or a special issue of "Surface and Interface Analysis."


The official language of the symposium is English.


The symposium will be held at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, less than 15 miles (25 km) from the Keahole-Kona International Airport on Hawaii's Big Island. The resort sits the Kona Coast and features 10 acres of oceanfront properties. On the hotel grounds, you can also find petroglyphs, the foundations of two ancient temples, and a replica of King Kalakaua's summer cottage.


All participants will be housed at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, which offers several classes of guest rooms each of which has a choice of one king or two double beds. For the symposium, you may select:

  • Run of Ocean: $110
  • Run of House: $100

All rates are subject to Hawaii state taxes and visitor's fees that add 11.4166% to the bill. Rates are based on single or double occupancy. The charge for an extra adult is $20.00 per night. There is no charge for children under 18 years of age, when sharing accommodations with adults/parents, see on the hotel reservation form on the conference website.
Depending on availability, these rates will be available from November 29 to December 13, 2005. Each participant will be responsible for all hotel charges and should pay the hotel directly. To make a reservation, fill out the Hotel Reservation Form and Fax it to the hotel. Cancellation charges may apply if you are not able to honor your reservation request.


The "Big Island" of Hawaii has a mild and temperate climate, relatively free from uncomfortable extremes. In the winter, the temperatures average in the low-70's (21C) and mid-70's (23C) in the summer. The warm, tropical rain falls primarily at night and helps to make the island a lush, green community with fresh air and many waterfalls.

Student Awards

A limited number of awards (within 5) are available for students. To apply for the student award, the letter of application (any format) and the recommendation letter (any format) from the supervisor must be attached to the abstract.

The deadline and the submission address are the same as those of the regular abstract. The committee will inform the decision before September. The award will be 50,000 Japanese Yen (JPY) per person, only available at the registration desk. Note that the students who get award should pay the registration fee.

The winner should give a short oral presentation (5 min) and should also submit a manuscript to the proceedings (Surface and Interface Analysis).

The list of the Student Awards Winner

Travel Support for Young Scientists

A limited number of partial travel support is available for researchers under 40 years old. Only those who are accepted for paper presentation and have financial difficulty in traveling will be considered for the support.

The following guidelines must be met:

  • The applicants are supposed to indicate the mark of "Request Travel Support" in their submission.
  • The applicants may send a list of latest journal articles contributing to the Atomic Level Characterization.
  • The deadline and the submission address for the abstract & the paper list are the same as those of the regular abstract.

The notification of the reception will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author within 3 working days. If you do not receive any response within 5 days to your abstract e-mail submission, please contact alc05-abstract@isc.osakac.ac.jp.

Finalists receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to 100,000 Japanese Yen (JPY) in cash, only available at the registration desk.

International Advisory Committee Organizing Committee Executive Committee
T. Koshikawa (Chair)
E. Bauer
C. S. Fadley
W. Heiland
M. Hibino
H. Ibach
T. Ichinokawa
H. Lichte
A. Lucas
S. Maruse
H. Neddermeyer
D. Newbury
Y. Nihei
K. H. Rieder
H. Rose
R. Shimizu
G. A. Somorjai
O. C. Wells
D. B. Williams
C. Oshima (Chair)
M. Aono
M. Asari
K. Goto
T. Gustafsson
M. Hashimoto
M. Hibino
Y. Homma
A. Ichimiya
S. Ichimura
J. Kawai
M. Kiskinova
T. Koshikawa
H. Kobayashi
K. Morita
S. Morita
Y. Nihei
N. Osakabe
K. Oura
R. Shimizu
H. Shimoyama
S. Y. Tong
T. T. Tsong
W.-D. Schneider
H. Tokumoto
P. Varga
J. F. Watts
Y. Homma (Chair)
R. Oiwa (Vice-Chair)
H. Yurimoto (Vice-Chair)
K. Dohmae (Secretary)
A. Kurokawa (Secretary)
H. Nakahara (Secretary)
T. Sakamoto (Secretary)
K. Abe
F. Akinaga
M. Doui
Y. Goto
S. Hayashi
Y. Hayashi
R. Iiyoshi
T. Nagasawa
N. Makiishi
K. Miyazaki
T. Takeuchi
K. Tsuji
K. Sasakawa
T. Sato
K. Shingu
T. Shiramizu
M. Suzuki
I. Tachikawa
M. Tomita
Program Committee Publication Committee  
T. Koshikawa (Chair)
Y. Bando
S. Hashimoto
J. Kawai
Y. Kido
M. Koguchi
T. Kohno
M. Kudo
H. Kurata
M. Ishihara
H. Ishii
C. Oshima
M. Owari
S. Seki
S. Suzuki
Y. Takai
K. Takaya
S. Tanuma
K. Uchino
N. Yamamoto
T. Yasue

Y. Takai (Chair)
A. Karen
Y. Kimura
H. Morita
T. Nagatomi
Y. Okamoto
R. Shimizu

Important Dates
  2nd Announcement and Call for Paper (only on this Web site)   March, 2005
  Abstract Deadline   July 15, 2005
  Final Announcement and Preliminary Program   September 1, 2005
  Hotel Reservation   September 23, 2005
  Advance Registration   September 23, 2005
  Manuscript Deadline   November 1, 2005

Sponsor and Supports


The Microbeam Analysis 141 Committee of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Financial Supports

JSPS University-Industry Cooperation

- special sessions -
Hitachi, Ltd.
JEOL, Ltd.
Shimadzu Corp.

- sponsored sessions -
CAMECA Instrument Japan K.K.
Hitachi High-Technologies Corp.
SII NanoTechnology, Inc.

- advertisements -
NANO SCIENCE Corporation
Techno Pacific Corporation
UNISOKU Corporation, Ltd.
Universal Systems Co., Ltd.


Catalysis Society of Japan
The Japan Institute of Metals
The Japanese Society of Microscopy
The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
The Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research
The Japan Society of Applied Physics
The Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan The Surface Science Society of Japan
The Spectroscopical Society of Japan
The Chemical Society of Japan
The Society of Materials Science, Japan
Japan Vacuum Industry Association

For More Information
  Dr. Akira KUROKAWA
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST),
Research Institute of Instrumentation Frontier, Tsukuba Central 2

1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, 305-8568 Japan
Phone: 81-29-861-5731, FAX: 81-29-861-5301
E-mail: ALC05@m.aist.go.jp