Scientific program

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 (Canterbury Cathedral Lodge)

12:00 - 14:00 Participants registration
14:00 - 14:15 ISACC 2019 Opening Nigel J. Mason and Andrey V. Solov’yov
14:15 - 16:15 Afternoon session I: Structure and dynamics of atomic clusters and nanoparticles
14:15 - 14:45 Henrik Cederquist, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. Slow electron emission from excited dimer anions
14:45 - 15:15 Manfred Kappes, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany. Experiments with carbon containing clusters
15:15 - 15:45 Eleanor Campbell, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Molecular Maracas: a multi-state molecular switch based on Li@C60
15:45 - 16:15 Mathias Rapacioli, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. Charge and excitation resonance in ionized aromatic molecular clusters
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 - 18:15 Afternoon session II: Structure and dynamics of biomolecules
16:45 - 17:15 Andrey V. Solov’yov, MBN Research Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Irradiation driven multiscale dynamics of MesoBioNano systems
17:15 - 17:45 Jean-Patrick Connerade, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. The value of K-matrix theory for all systems held together by coulombic forces
17:45 - 18:15 Eric Suraud, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. On the inclusion of dissipative effects in clusters and molecules
19:00 - 22:00 Welcome reception

Thursday, August 01, 2019 (Canterbury Cathedral Lodge)

9:30 - 11:00 Morning session I: Electron and photon cluster collisions
9:00 - 9:30 Thomas Schlathölter, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. Interactions of gas-phase biomolecular ions with fast ions and with soft X-ray photons
9:30 - 10:00 Jefferson Shinpaugh, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. Gold nanoparticles as a radiosensitiser for proton and carbon ion irradiation
10:00 - 10:30 Rodolphe Antoine, Université Claude Bernard Lyon1, Villeurbanne, France. Collision induced dissociation and collision cross sections of gold nanoclusters: new tools for structural characterization?
10:30 - 11:00 Alexey Verkhovtsev, MBN Research Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Computational studies of collision-induced fragmentation of molecular systems
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Morning session II: Collisions with biomolecules
11:30 - 12:00 Brendan Dromey, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom. Studying nascent proton-driven radiation chemistry in H2O in real time using laser-based sources
12:00 - 12:30 Andrew Ellis, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom. Accessing elusive molecular species by combining helium droplets with IR spectroscopy
12:30 - 13:00 Eugene Surdutovich, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA. Multifragmentation of Ar clusters by protons and heavier ions as a way to observe ion-induced shock waves
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 Afternoon Session I: Cluster structure and dynamics on a surface
14:30 - 15:00 Nigel J. Mason, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom. Electron and photon induced chemistry in molecular clusters
15:00 - 15:30 Richard Palmer, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom. Nanoparticle beam deposition: A novel route to the solvent-free creation of heterogeneous catalysts
15:30 - 16:00 Armin Gölzhäuser, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany. Functional 2D nanomaterials and devices made by electron, ion and EUV induced processes
16:00 - 16:30 Pablo de Vera, MBN Research Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Joint Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulation of electron beam-induced chemistry on surfaces
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 18:30 Poster session

Friday, August 02, 2019 (Canterbury Cathedral Lodge)

9:00 - 11:00 Morning session I: Ion-cluster collisions
9:00 - 9:30 Michael Dingfelder, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. Track-structure simulations in nanometer geometries
9:30 - 9:55 Himadri Chakraborty, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri, USA. Matter (ion) and antimatter (positron) collisions with fullerene nanomolecules
9:55 - 10:20 Mark Stockett, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. Non-statistical fragmentation of C60 and the formation of endohedral defect fullerenes
10:20 - 10:40 Suvasthika Indrajith, Normandy University, CEA-CIMAP, Caen, France. Energetic processing of hydrocarbons molecular species by ionizing radiation: towards the formation of cyclic species
10:40 - 11:00 Andreas Alberg-Fløjborg, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark Ion collisions with biological targets. The early stages of ion beam cancer therapy
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Morning session II: Clustering in systems of various degrees of complexity
11:30 - 12:00 Shiv N. Khanna, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA. Transforming redox properties of clusters using ligands to create super dopants for two-dimensional semiconductors and to synthesize nano p- n- junctions
12:00 - 12:30 Sam Eden, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. Tracing radiation-induced reaction products to specific neutral isomer and cluster precursors
12:30 - 13:00 Jon Golding, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. Element choice for nanoparticle radiosensitisers
13:00 - 13:15 Conference photo
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Session I: Cluster-molecule interactions, reactivity and nanocatalysis
14:30 - 15:00 Kiyoshi Ueda, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. Atomic cluster experiments at SACLA, an XFEL in Japan
15:00 - 15:30 Jan-Michael Rost, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany. Purification of XFEL spectra
15:30 - 16:00 Sadia Bari, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany. Gas-phase proteins studied at advanced light sources
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 18:00 Conference tour
19:00 - 22:00 Conference dinner

Saturday, August 03, 2019 (Darwin Conference Suite, Darwin College, the University of Kent)

9:00 - 11:00 Morning session I: Clusters and biomolecules in external (electric, magnetic, laser) fields
9:00 - 9:30 Ilya Fabrikant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska, USA Recent advances in the theory of electron attachment to molecules and clusters
9:30 - 9:55 Andreas Mauracher, Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck, Austria. Size-selected charged helium droplets
9:55 - 10:20 Jozef Lengyel,Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany. Effect of cluster environment on electron- and ion-mediated chemistry: from atmospheric chemistry to nanocatalysis
10:20 - 10:40 Xin Wang, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. Soft X-ray photofragmentation of gas phase oligonucleotides
10:40 - 11:00 Alfred Msezane, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, United States. New manifestations in low-energy electron scattering from the actinide atoms Pu, Cm, Bk and Lr
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Morning session II: Cluster and biomolecular research with Free Electron Lasers
11:30 - 12:00 Linda Feketeová, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France. Evaporation of water molecules from excited water nanodroplets
12:00 - 12:30 Roland Wester, Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck, Austria. Reactions dynamics of small ionic clusters
12:30 - 13:00 Hidetsugu Tsuchida, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. Influence of secondary electrons on biomolecular damage in water by fast heavy-ion irradiation
13:00 - 13:15 Conference closing