Scope and Background
ISSS-5 is the 5th in a series of international symposia organized by The Surface Science Society of Japan every three years. This symposium highlights the recent achievements in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology based on the surface-science techniques. Major topics include theory and dynamics, fabrication and application of nano-structures and nano-materials, novel characterization methods, and chemical and biological applications. Interdisciplinary studies and discussion on the future directions of the fields are strongly encouraged.