We, the organizing committee of APAC-Silicide 2019, are very pleased to publish the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics: Conference proceedings (JJAP-CP). This is for scientists, researchers and students who have interests in the latest results of the science and technology of semiconducting silicides and related materials. APAC-Silicide 2019 was held on July 20–23 of 2019 at Seagaia Convention Center, Miyazaki, Japan. Since 2006, Professional Group on Semiconducting Silicides and Related Materials of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) has held a series of international conferences named APAC-Silicide every three to four years. APAC-Silicide 2019 is the 5th conference of APAC-Silicide. More than 100 researchers from Japan, the United States, Russia, Belarus, the Netherlands and Germany participated in the conference in which 9 invited talks, 32 contributed talks and 35 posters were presented.
Based on the research activities presented, the peer-reviewed 11 papers were published in this JJAP-CP. We would like to express our gratitude to all reviewers and the organizing committee members for their contributions, and to JSAP, Miyazaki Prefecture and Suzuki Foundation for their financial supports.
Conference chair of APAC Silicide 2019
Ibaraki University, Japan