Today, on the 1st of July 2019, the Technical University of Moldova received a visit from the participants of the 9th edition of the International Scientific Conference “Amorphous and Nano-structured Chalcogenides (ANC-9)”, organized in cooperation with two major institutions in the field – The National Institute of Physics of Materials and the Institute of Virtual Physics, both in Romania.

Dedicated to the founder of the School of Non-Crystalline Semiconductor Materials Study in the Republic of Moldova, the late academician Andrei Andrieş, former President of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova between 1989-2004, the ANC-9 International Conference, organized for the first time in Moldova, was honored by the presence of the current president of AȘM, acad. Ion Tighineanu, who pointed out in his greeting message the importance and relevance of the event for the Republic of Moldova and, directly, for UTM.

ANC-9 aims to initiate an extensive exchange of information in the field of research and innovation of amorphous and nano-structured materials and dissemination of the scientific results obtained by the Moldovan researchers. These actions are intended to help establish and strengthen partnerships, promote the image of the country and the native scientific community on an international level, which would allow active participation in international calls from the European and World research space.

The agenda of the conference, which will be held by July 4th, includes the presentation of 14 plenary invited reports, 16 verbal reports and 37 posters of world-renowned scholars, as well as young researchers from over 20 countries of all continents, including the USA, France, Czech Republic, Romania, Latvia, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Spain, Australia, Argentina, Belarus, Nigeria, Serbia, Slovakia, Azerbaijan, Finland, India, UK, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Senegal.

The most modern research problems in the field of obtaining materials with nano-metric or amorphous structure necessary for the progress of information, biomedical and environmental protection technologies will be addressed. Fundamental and applied problems related to the physics, chemistry and engineering of these materials will be examined.

It is also expected that a number of fundamental problems will be addressed, including the conception of the semiconductor material grouping according to the degree of clutter of the structure (prof. A. Popov, Russian Federation), two-dimensional magneto-excitons in transition metal dichalcogenes (acad. Moscalenco, R. Moldova), resonance plasmonics in glass chalcogens (prof. A. Popescu, Romania), oscillatory processes in rings and chains at molecular level in glass chalcogens (prof. V. Mitsa, Slovakia).

Given that amorphous and nano-structured chalcogenide materials have a very wide application in practice, a large number of papers refer to experimental, applied and engineering problems, such as:

– solid electrolytes, electronic switches and glass-chalcogenide memory elements (prof. M. Mitcova, USA; prof. D. Țiuleanu, R. Moldova; prof. Yu.Tveryanovich, Russia; V. Bilivol, Argentina; A. Velea, Romania) etc.

– optical elements, optical information entry, holography (prof. J. Teteris, Latvia; acad. A. Kryuchyn, Ukraine; dr. S. Molnar, Hungary; dr. E. Achimova, R. Moldova; prof. L. Calvez, France; prof. S. Kozyukhin, Russia) etc.

– applications of nanocrystalline chalcogens in photovoltaics and spintronics (prof. X. Zhang, France; prof. J. Singh, Australia; prof. M. Costache, Spain) etc.

The book of abstract papers was published at the beginning of the Conference, and the full version of the papers presented will be published later in international scientific journals with an impact factor: Physica Status Solidi (basic research) and Chalcogenide Letters.

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