Scientific program

Thursday, July 20

09:00 – 11:15Participants registration
11:15 – 11:30ISACC 2023 Opening
11:30 – 13:00Morning session I: Structural and phase transformations in nanoscopic systems (Chair: Shiv Khanna)
 Andrey Solov’yov, MBN Research Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, On the mechanisms of radiation-induced structural transformations in metal clusters and biomolecules
 Florent Calvo, University Grenoble Alpes / CNRS, Grenoble, France, Interplay between shape, size, and surface segregation in high-entropy nanoalloys
 Richard Palmer, Nanomaterials Lab, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom,  Nanoclusters in the real world: Insights into deposited clusters from aberration-corrected electron microscopy
13:00 – 14:30Lunch
14:30 – 16:00Afternoon session I: Structure and dynamics of atomic clusters and nanoparticles. (Chair: Florent Calvo)
 Hannes Jónsson, Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland Reassignment of 'magic numbers' for Au nanoclusters in the range of 50 to 2000 atoms
 Stefan Bergmeister, Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austria New developments in helium nanodroplet experiments
 Christoph Lienau, Institute of Physics, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany, Strong couplings in nanosystems: Manipulating transport properties by light
16:00- 16:30Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00Afternoon session II: Reactivity and nanocatalysis, (Chair: Richard Palmer)
 Shiv Khanna, Physics Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA, Ligated metal-chalcogenide clusters for nano p- n- junctions and for converting CO2 to formic acid by tuning quantum states
Jozef Lengyel, TUM School of Natural Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany, Size effects in cluster chemistry and catalysis for the activation of small molecules

Friday, July 21

09:30 – 11:00Morning session I: Clusters and biomolecules in external fields (Chair: Himadri Chakraborty)
 John Sutter, Science Division, Diamond Light Source Ltd, Chilton, United Kingdom. Diamond Light Source: the United Kingdom’s synchrotron radiation facility
 Jan-Michael Rost, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
How does a fullerene dissipate its energy after multiphoton heating via the giant resonance?
 Alexander Kuleff, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Heidelberg University, Germany
Ultrafast non-adiabatic relaxation in XUV-excited molecules: Dynamics in correlation bands
11:00 – 11:30Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00Morning session II: Collision and radiation-induced processes. (Chair: Anatoli Popov)
 Duncan Mifsud, Institute for Nuclear Research (Atomki), Debrecen, Hungary
Intermolecular interactions in ice clusters: Relevance to radiation astrochemistry
 Alexander Karaivanov, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University, Bulgaria
CUDA Fortran implementation of Quantum Dissipative Dynamics code and its applications in stochastic descriptions of irradiation dynamics
 Alexander Platonenko, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Point defects diffusion in Al2O3 and MgAl2O4: ab initio study
13:00 – 13:15ISACC 2023 Closing