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Title: 2012 MOLECULAR AND IONIC CLUSTERS GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE, JANUARY 29 - FEBRUARY 3, 2012

The Gordon Research Conference on 'Molecular and Ionic Clusters' focuses on clusters, which are the initial molecular species found in gases when condensation begins to occur. Condensation can take place solely from molecules interacting with each other, mostly at low temperatures, or when molecules condense around charged particles (electrons, protons, metal cations, molecular ions), producing ion molecule clusters. These clusters provide models for solvation, allow a pristine look at geometric as well as electronic structures of molecular complexes or matter in general, their interaction with radiation, their reactivity, their thermodynamic properties and, in particular, the related dynamics. This conference focuses on new ways to make clusters composed of different kinds of molecules, new experimental techniques to investigate the properties of the clusters and new theoretical methods with which to calculate the structures, dynamical motions and energetics of the clusters. Some of the main experimental methods employed include molecular beams, mass spectrometry, laser spectroscopy (from infrared to XUV; in the frequency as well as the time domain) and photoelectron spectroscopy. Techniques include laser absorption spectroscopy, laser induced fluorescence, resonance enhanced photoionization, mass-selected photodissociation, photofragment imaging, ZEKE photoelectron spectroscopy, etc. From the theoretical side, this conference highlights work on potential surfaces andmore » measurable properties of the clusters. The close ties between experiment, theory and computation have been a hallmark of the Gordon Research Conference on Molecular and Ionic Clusters. In the 2012 meeting, we plan to have sessions that will focus on topics including: (1) The use of cluster studies to probe fundamental phenomena; (2) Finite size effects on structure and thermodynamics; (3) Intermolecular forces and cooperative effects; (4) Molecular clusters as models for solvation; and (5) Studies of clusters at XUV light sources.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1037986
Report Number(s):
Final Report
TRN: US1204532
DOE Contract Number:
SC0006512
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2012 MOLECULAR AND IONIC CLUSTERS GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE, FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON/ HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, VENTURA, CALIFORNIA, JANUARY 29 - FEBRUARY 3, 2012
Research Org:
GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCES INC
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; CATIONS; CHARGED PARTICLES; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; ELECTRONS; FLUORESCENCE; GASES; INTERMOLECULAR FORCES; LASER SPECTROSCOPY; LASERS; LIGHT SOURCES; MASS SPECTROSCOPY; MOLECULAR BEAMS; MOLECULAR CLUSTERS; PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY; PHOTOIONIZATION; PROBES; PROTONS; RESONANCE; SOLVATION; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; THERMODYNAMICS