The biennial conference series on Extended Defects in Semiconductors started with a meeting in Hünfeld, Germany, in 1978. Subsequent meetings took place in France, Greece, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Russia. EDS2016 was held in Les Issambres, France.

EDS2018, in line with the tradition setup by previous conferences in these series, aims at providing a global vision of research activities in this scientific area. It focuses  on the needs stemming from technological bottlenecks related to structural defects that affect the functionality of innovative devices. In particular, attention will be given to present day and future nanostructured semiconductors. Time is also allocated to tutorial lectures dealing with Material Science fundamentals and methodology. These lectures aim at reporting the state-of-the-art in these areas with reference to Semiconductors and Devices and will give an opportunity to young researchers to appreciate the importance of this field.

Invited talks and contributions will be structured such as to cover a variety of hot topics and thereby to target the broad range of emerging semiconducting materials as given in the following non-exhaustive list:

    Poly-, Micro- and Nanocrystalline group-IV semiconductors

    III-V and II-VI compound semiconductors and alloys 

    III-nitrides and alloys, magnetic semiconductor

                          Carbon-based semiconductors (e.g. diamond, graphene etc.)

                          Conducting oxides

                          Organic and hybrid semiconductors

                          Thermoelectric semiconductors


Oral and poster sessions are scheduled. Each poster session will begin with oral presentations of each contribution summarizing the key aspects of the work.

A session on "Low-dimentional quantum nanoelectronics" will be organized dedicated to the "EINSTEIN" research project in the framework of the "Greece-Russia 2017" bilateral R&D collaboration on the field of Quantum Technologies, Nanoelectronics 

Helmut Alexander Award

In recognition of Helmut Alexander's achievements in understanding the structure and properties of extended defects in semiconductors, the International Advisory Committee of EDS dedicated a Best Poster Award to this eminent scientist. The Helmut Alexander Award will be given to the best poster presented by a young scientist. The selection is made by an International Committee. The award will carry a prize of 250 € and will be handed over during the EDS2018 closing ceremony. We encourage all early career scientists (within ten years of a doctorate award) who will present a poster to apply for the Helmut Alexander Award at the Conference registration desk.


EDS2018 is organized under the auspices of the Physics Department, AUTH and under the auspices and support of TCM "Training and Consulting on High Performance Materials"

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