A series of International Symposia “Atomic Cluster Collisions: structure and dynamics from the nuclear to the biological scale” started in 2003, and ten ISACC conferences have been held so far. The latest ISACC conference was organized in October 2021 jointly with the sixth International Conference “Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale” (DySoN) under the title “DySoN-ISACC 2021”.
Most of the ISACC conferences were satellites of the International Conferences on Photonic Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC). The ISACC 2023 will be held just before the ICPEAC 2023 conference (Ottawa, Canada, July 25-August 01, 2023).
The ISACC conference series promotes 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 and atomic collisions. Particular attention is devoted to dynamical phenomena and many-body effects taking place in clusters, nanostructures, molecular and biological systems. These 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 ISACC 2023 symposium. Particular attention at the Symposium will be devoted to the utilization of advanced computational techniques and high-performance computing for studying the aforementioned phenomena and effects. Links of the ISACC topics to novel and emerging technologies will be an important focus of the ISACC 2023.
Finally, ISACC 2023 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:
The MultIChem Workshop
- Structure and dynamics of atomic clusters and nanoparticles
- Structure and dynamics of biomolecules
- Cluster structure and dynamics on a surface
- Reactivity and nanocatalysis
- Clustering in systems of various degrees of complexity
- Clusters and biomolecules in external fields: electric, magnetic, laser etc.
- Electron, ion and photon cluster collisions
- Collision processes with biomolecules
- Cluster and biomolecular research with Free Electron Lasers
will focus on experimental, theoretical and computational modeling studies of irradiation- and chemistry driven multiscale phenomena. The focus will be made on the following research studies relevant to technological applications discussed within the MultIChem COST Action
Photon, electron and ion beam irradiation of isolated biomolecules in the gas phase
Photon, electron and ion beam irradiation of molecular and biomolecular clusters
Electron and ion beam irradiation of deposited metal clusters and nanoparticles, and nanoparticles placed in a molecular environment.