The First International Symposium on Atomically Controlled Surfaces and Interfaces was held in Tokyo from November 19th to 22nd, 1991 by The Thin Film and Surface Physics Division in The Japan Society of Applied Physics in commemoration of its 20th anniversary. Bearing in mind the recent developments in nanoscience and nanotechnology, the word "Nanostructures" has been added to the name of the conference since the Fifth International Conference on Atomically Controlled Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanostructures (ACSIN-5) was held in Aix-en Provence in 1999.

Purpose of the conference

The aim of this conference is to present new concepts, techniques and applications of atomically controlled processes at surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures. This conference is opened for the scientists and engineers in the fields of condensed matter physics, inorganic and organic chemistry, and biology.


Surface/Interface Structures and Properties
Thin Film Growth and Application
Reaction and Dynamics
Scanning Probe Microscopy
Surface Microscopy
Electronic Transport
Atomic and Molecular Manipulation
Molecular Assembly and Self-Organization
Organic Thin Film Devices
Nano-Electronics and Molecular-Based Devices
Carbon Nanotubes and Related Materials
Characterization and Instrumentation


The conference official language is English.