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Gaseous Ions: Structures, Energetics and Reactions
Gordon Research Conference

Dates

March 1-6, 2009

Location

Hotel Galvez
Galveston, TX

Organizers

Chair:
Albert A. Viggiano

Vice Chair:
Scott L. Anderson

Meeting Description

The Gaseous Ions: Structures, Energetics and Reactions Gordon Research Conference is justifiably recognized as the premier meeting to discover the state of the art in a wide range of disciplines where gas phase ions play a role. Topics vary over a range of interests including those in the conference name, ion formation and destruction, laser interactions, cluster ions, and ion-surface interactions. The meeting tradition of involving scientists engaged in fundamental research in gaseous ions and those who apply these concepts to systems of practical use will be continued. Both theoretical and experimental aspects will be covered extensively. Each session will be organized, as much as possible, to start with a small molecule talk and proceed to talks involving large systems including nanoparticles and biomolecules. The meeting has always brought together top researchers in gaseous ions and funds will be raised to subsidize the participation of post-docs and graduate students. Ample poster time and space are available so that all participants are encouraged to present their latest results. Historically these sessions have been very active. In an attempt to encourage active participation, 11 of the poster abstracts will be selected and allotted 15 minutes for hot topic talks. Selection will be done about a month before the meeting.

The conference is moving to the historic Hotel Galvez in Galveston Texas, an AAA four diamond hotel. There are 20 miles of coastline pedestrian walkway across from the hotel in addition to nearby Galveston Island State Park with 4 miles of hiking trails. The hotel has trolley service to downtown Galveston where one can find, gardens, art galleries, historic homes, an aquarium, and aviation museum. Conference tours should be available. For more information see the Galveston.com web site. For further information contact the conference chair, Albert Viggiano.

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmIonic Clusters and Nucleation
7:40 pm - 7:55 pm Discussion Leader: Mary Rodgers (Wayne State University)
7:55 pm - 8:30 pm Mathias Weber (University of Colorado)
"Infrared spectroscopy of cluster anions"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pm Ken Jordan (University of Pittsburgh)
"Structure, spectroscopy, and dynamics of (H2O)n- clusters"
9:15 pm - 9:25 pm Discussion
9:25 pm - 12:30 am Welcome Reception
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmIons in the Practical World
9:00 am - 9:15 am Discussion Leader: Jennifer Brodbelt (University of Texas at Austin)
9:15 am - 9:50 am Graham Cooks (Purdue University)
"Ionic Reactions in the Ambient Environment in Chemical Analysis"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am - 10:45 am Coffee Break / Group Photo
10:45 am - 11:20 am Kim Prather (University of California at San Diego)
"New insights into the role of aerosols in climate change by studying one particle at a time"
11:20 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:05 pm Gregory Fridman (Drexel Plasma Institute)
"Role of ions in plasma medicine"
12:05 pm - 12:15 pm Discussion
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Hot Topic/Discussion: Theresa Cooper (University of Utah)
"Environmental Issues and Ions: absolute hydration energies of Zn2+ and Cd2+"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmRecombination of Ions and Electrons
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm Discussion Leader: Richard Thomas (Stockholm University)
7:45 pm - 8:20 pm Ann Orel (University of California at Davis)
"Theoretical studies of dissociative recombination"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:05 pm Joshua Coon (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"Valence parity renders z-type ions chemically distinct"
9:05 pm - 9:15 pm Discussion
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Hot Topic/Discussion: Steen Brøndsted Nielsen (University of Aarhus)
"How to direct the dissociation induced by electron attachment to peptide cations"
9:30 pm - 12:30 am Poster Session I (continued)
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmIonic Catalysis
9:00 am - 9:15 am Discussion Leader: Diethard Bohme (York University)
9:15 am - 9:50 am A. Welford Castleman (Penn State University)
"Modeling catalytic reactions via ion clusters"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:05 am Martin Beyer (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)
"Catalytic cycles and catalyst poisoning probed with ionic clusters"
11:05 am - 11:15 am Discussion
11:15 am - 11:50 am Johan K. Terlouw (McMaster University)
"Proton transport catalysis in (in)action"
11:50 am - 12:00 pm Discussion
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Hot Topic/Discussion: Maria Schlangen (Technische Universität Berlin)
"High-valent iron-nitrido dications: intraligand bond activation, intermolecular nitrogen atom transfer and nitrile-alkyne metathesis"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Hot Topic/Discussion: H. Ewa Witkowska (UCSF, School of Medicine)
"Analysis of an intact dissimilatory sulfite reductase protein complex from desulfovibrio vulgaris using an ion mobility QTOF analyzer"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmIon Formation by Electron Attachment
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm Discussion Leader: Tom Field (Queen's University Belfast)
7:45 pm - 8:20 pm Jürgen Troe (Universität Göttingen)
"New applications of unimolecular rate theory to electron attachment processes"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:05 pm Paul Scheier (Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck)
"Site selective reactions driven by low energy electrons: from gas phase to solvated molecules"
9:05 pm - 9:15 pm Discussion
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Hot Topic/Discussion: Jeffrey Steil (FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen)
"Action spectroscopy of gaseous anions by electron detachment competing with dissociation"
9:30 pm - 12:30 am Poster Session II (continued)
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmGas Phase Reactivity
9:00 am - 9:15 am Discussion Leader: Terry McMahon (University of Waterloo)
9:15 am - 9:50 am Dieter Gerlich (Technische Universität Chemnitz)
"Ion reactions in temperature variable multipole traps"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:05 am Hilkka Kenttamaa (Purdue University)
"Reaction mechanisms of organic bi-, tri- and tetraradicals"
11:05 am - 11:15 am Discussion
11:15 am - 11:50 am Evan Williams (University of California at Berkeley)
"Gaseous noncovalent complexes: A bridge to the condensed phase"
11:50 am - 12:00 pm Discussion
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Hot Topic/Discussion: Jianbo Liu (Queens College of CUNY)
"Toward a 'Polanyi rule' picture of nuclear dynamics in complex polyatomic ion-molecule reactions"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Hot Topic/Discussion: Jana Roithova (Charles University Prague)
"Clustering essential: naphthol coupling mediated by copper(II)"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session III
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmIon-Surface Interactions
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm Discussion Leader: Mattanjah de Vries (University of California at Santa Barbara)
7:45 pm - 8:20 pm Luke Hanley (University of Illinois at Chicago)
"Gaseous deposition of lead sulfide nanoparticle-organic composite films for nonlinear optical applications"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:05 pm Vicki Wysocki (University of Arizona)
"Fragmentation of large non-covalent protein complexes by surface-induced dissociation"
9:05 pm - 9:15 pm Discussion
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Hot Topic/Discussion: Kyoyeon Park (Texas Tech University)
"Importance of shattering fragmentation in the surface-induced dissociation of protonated octaglycine"
9:30 pm - 12:30 am Poster Session III (continued)
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPhoton Interactions with Ions
9:00 am - 9:15 pm Discussion Leader: Arthur Suits (Wayne State University)
9:15 am - 9:50 am Karl-Michael Weitzel (Philipps Universität Marburg)
"Femtosecond-laser Ionization: a powerful tool for chemical analysis"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:05 am Ben McCall (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"Spectroscopic study of the astrophysically important reaction of H3+ with H2"
11:05 am - 11:15 am Discussion
11:15 am - 11:50 am Jaime Stearns (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
"Conformation-specific ultraviolet and infrared spectroscopy of cold helical peptides"
11:50 am - 12:00 pm Discussion
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Hot Topic/Discussion: Rachael Relph (Yale University)
"Water network-dependent charge translocation in the NO±(H2O)3 clusters: An old riddle of the ionosphere brings a microscopic Grotthuss mechanism down to Earth"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Hot Topic/Discussion: Ryan Julian (University of California at Riverside)
"Taming highly reactive chemistry for novel applications: photoinitiated radical directed dissociation of peptides and proteins in the gas phase"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree Time
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Address
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm Veronica M. Bierbaum (University of Colorado at Boulder) & Eldon Ferguson (NOAA)
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm Zdeněk Herman (J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry)
"Fifty years in ion chemistry with friends and colleagues"
8:30 pm - 12:30 am Social
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart
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