IOP Publishing provides publications through which leading-edge scientific research is distributed worldwide. Since launch we have expanded rapidly to become one of the leading international STM publishers. We have a global reach, with offices in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Mexico City, Munich, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Wroclaw, Beijing and Tokyo as well as Bristol and London in the UK

Raith is a leading provider and manufacturer of electron and ion beam lithography systems for nanofabrication. Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Dortmund, Germany, the company offers solutions for researchers and engineers in both academic and industry settings. With approximately 120 employees supporting customers in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific region, Raith provides a professional support infrastructure that delivers added value to customers. Raith includes high level universities, academic institutions as well as companies from high technology business among its clientele. For more information please visit

Effective February 15, 2013 Raith and Vistec Lithography announce that they unite their worldwide activities for electron and ion beam lithography and nanofabrication instruments to form one solution provider. Raith has agreed to acquire Vistec Lithography from private equity firm Golden Gate Capital.


Raith GmbH
Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 8 
44263 Dortmund, Germany
Telefon: +49 (0)231 / 95004 - 0
Telefax: +49 (0)231 / 95004 - 460

Conference contact:
Dr. Andreas Remscheid
ICN2 - Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia
The Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) is a private foundation created on 11 July 2003 with the objective of becoming a world-renowned centre for nanoscience and nanotechnology research. It is part of CERCA, the network of Research Centres launched by the Catalan Government as a cornerstone of its long-term strategy to foster development of a knowledge-based economy.
ICN2's research lines focus on the newly discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the fascinating behaviour of matter at the nanoscale.
Much of our work is devoted to studying and understanding fundamental physical phenomena associated to state variables as regards electrons, phonons, photons, plasmons, etc.; investigating new properties derived from tailored nanostructures; and establishing new processes for the conception and fabrication of new nanodevices.
This work enables functionalisation of nanoparticles, encapsulation of active agents and creation of new nanodevices and nanosensors, through frontier science that has direct implications for various sectors (health, food, energy, the environment, etc.).