Scope

The ninth International Symposium "Atomic Cluster Collisions" (ISACC 2019) will take place in July 31-August 3 2019 at the School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent. The ISACC 2019 will be co-organized by the University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NH, United Kingdom and MBN Research Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

ISACC started as an international symposium on atomic cluster collisions in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2003. The second ISACC was held at the GSI, Darmstadt, Germany in 2007. Both first and second symposia were satellites of the International Conferences on Photonic Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC). The third ISACC has returned to St. Petersburg, Russia in 2008 and was organized as a separate conference. The fourth ISACC took place in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA in 2009; the fifth ISACC - in Berlin, Germany in 2011; the sixth ISACC - in Wuhan, China in 2013; the seventh - in Madrid, Spain in 2015. All four were satellite of the ICPEAC. The eighth symposium was held in Varadero, Cuba in 2017. The ninth ISACC symposium will be held just after the ICPEAC2019 (Normandy, France, July 23-30, 2019).

The ISACC2019 will promote the growth and exchange of scientific information on the structure, properties and dynamics of complex nuclear, atomic, molecular, cluster, nanoscopic and biological systems studied primarily by means of photonic, electronic, heavy particle and atomic collisions. In the symposium, particular attention will be devoted to dynamical phenomena, many-body effects taking place in clusters, nanostructures, molecular and biological systems, which include problems of fusion and fission, fragmentation, collective electron excitations, phase transitions, radiation damage and many more. Both experimental and theoretical aspects of cluster physics uniquely placed between nuclear physics on one hand and atomic, molecular and solid state physics on the other will be subject of the symposium. Particular attention at the Symposium will be devoted to the utilization of advanced computational techniques and high performance commuting in studies of collisions involving complex molecular systems. Links of the ISACC topics to novel and emerging technologies will be an important focus of the ISACC2019.

Finally, ISACC 2019 will provide a platform to host discussions about current research, technological challenges and related initiatives within the ISACC Topical Areas.

ISACC is a biennial conference that focuses on following subjects:

  • Structure and dynamics of atomic clusters and nanoparticles
  • Structure and dynamics of biomolecules
  • Cluster structure and dynamics on a surface
  • Cluster-molecule interactions, reactivity and nanocatalysis
  • Clustering in systems of various degrees of complexity
  • Clusters and biomolecules in external fields: electric, magnetic, laser etc.
  • Electron and photon cluster collisions
  • Ion-cluster collisions
  • Collision processes with biomolecules
  • Cluster and biomolecular research with Free Electron Lasers