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Radiation Chemistry
Gordon Research Conference

Radiation Driven Processes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Dates

July 18-23, 2010

Location

Proctor Academy
Andover, NH

Organizers

Chair:
Thomas M. Orlando

Vice Chair:
William A. Bernhard

Meeting Description

The 2010 Gordon Conference on Radiation Chemistry will present cutting edge research regarding the study of radiation-induced chemical transformations. Radiation Chemistry or “high energy” chemistry is primarily initiated by ionizing radiation: i.e. photons or particles with energy sufficient to create conduction band electrons and "holes", excitons, ionic and neutral free radicals, highly excited states, and solvated electrons. These transients often interact or “react” to form products vastly different than those produced under thermal equilibrium conditions. The non-equilibrium, non-thermal conditions driving radiation chemistry exist in plasmas, star-forming regions, the outer solar system, nuclear reactors, nuclear waste repositories, radiation-based medical/clinical treatment centers and in radiation/materials processing facilities. The 2010 conference has a strong interdisciplinary flavor with focus areas spanning i) the fundamental physics and chemistry involved in ultrafast (atto/femtosecond) energy deposition events, ii) radiation-induced processes in biology (particularly spatially resolved studies), iii) radiation-induced modification of materials at the nanoscale and cosmic ray/x-ray mediated processes in planetary science/astrochemistry. While the conference concentrates on fundamental science, topical applied areas covered will also include nuclear power, materials/polymer processing, and clinical/radiation treatment in medicine. The Conference will bring together investigators at the forefront of their field, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present work in poster format or as contributors to the Young Investigator session. The program and format provides excellent avenues to promote cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Contributors

BRUKER INSTRUMENTS, INC.
J.L. SHEPARD & ASSOCIATES
RADIATION RESEARCH SOCIETY

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 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 pmNEW ADVANCES IN ULTRAFAST RADIATION STUDIES
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmDiscussion Leader: Ian Carmichael (Univ. of Notre Dame, Radiation Lab)
7:45 pm - 8:25 pmMargaret Murname (JILA/University of Colorado)
"Attosecond processes using short wavelength lasers"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pmJames Wishart (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
"Evolving detection methods at LEAF and what they show about early events in ionic liquid radiolysis"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmULTRAFAST PROCESSES IN WATER
9:00 am - 9:05 amDiscussion Leader: Dan Chipman (Univ. of Notre Dame, Radiation Lab)
9:05 am - 9:45 amThomas Rescigno (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
"Dissociative Electron Attachment in Water: A Theoretical Description"
9:45 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am - 10:35 am Coffee Break
10:35 am - 11:15 amAli Belkacem (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
"A full angle- and energy-resolved measurement of dissociative electron attachment of water"
11:15 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmSimon Pimblott (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
"Monte Carlo simulations of ultrafast processes during radiolysis"
12:10 pm - 12:25 pm Discussion
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 pmLOW-ENERGY ELECTRONS AND BIOMOLECULES
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Michael Sevilla (Univ. of Oakland)
7:35 pm - 8:15 pm Darel Hunting (Univ. of Sherbrooke)
"DNA damage by low energy electrons: What we have learned and what we wish to know"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmQing-Bin Lu (Univ. of Waterloo)
"DNA damage induced by dissociative electron transfer of ultrashort-lived, weakly-bound prehydrated electrons: Implications for cancer radiotherapy"
9:10 pm - 9:25 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmDNA DAMAGE
9:00 am - 9:05 amDiscussion Leader: J. Milligan (Univ. of California, San Diego)
9:05 am - 9:40 amAmanda Friedrich-Bryant (Univ. of Toledo)
"Generation of deoxyribose radicals by low energy electrons"
9:40 am - 9:50 am Discussion
9:50 am -10:25 amRobert Anderson (Univ. of Aukland, New Zealand)
"Hole migration in DNA: the role of GC"
10:20 am - 10:35 am Discussion
10:35 am - 10:50 am Coffee Break
10:50 am - 12:30 pmCELLULAR RESPONSE
10:50 am - 11:30 amKevin Prise (Queens University, Belfast)
"Application of micro-beams to understanding cellular response"
11:30 am - 11:40 am Discussion
11:40 am - 12:20 pmKatrhyn Held (Massachusetts Gen. Hospital)
"Radiation chemistry initiates the bystander effects"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session 2
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmYOUNG INVESTIGATOR SESSION
Discussion Leader: William Bernhard (University of Rochester)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm Julia Stähler (Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)
"Ultrafast electron transfer across polar molecule-metal interfaces: strong coupling vs. molecular screening"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pm Discussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pm Laurent Bernau (Swiss Federal Labs for Materials Research & Technology)
"Electron-impact dissociation of Co2(CO)8: Direct nano-scale patterning of high-sensitivity magnetic material using focused electrons beams"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pm Ondrej Marsálek (IOCB, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
"Localization and Reactivity of the Hydrated Electron"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm Erika Procel (Université Paris Sud)
"The use of nanoparticles as auger emitters for improvement of cancer treatments"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pm Susan Howett (University of Western Ontario)
"Aqueous-Ionic Liquid Interfacial Reactions and Transport under γ-Irradiation"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pm Discussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pm Ross Larsen (University of California at Los Angeles)
"Does the hydrated electron occupy a cavity?"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmRADIATION EFFECTS IN ASTROCHEMISTRY AND ASTROBIOLOGY
9:00 am - 9:05 amDiscussion Leader: Perry Gerakines (Univ. of Alabama)
9:05 am - 9:40 amKarin Oberg (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
"Nonthermal production of complex prebiotic molecules in the astrophysical environment"
9:40 am - 9:50 am Discussion
9:50 am - 10:25 amRichard Rosenberg (Argonne National Laboratory)
"Chiral-selective chemistry induced by spin-polarized electrons"
10:25 am - 10:35 am Discussion
10:35 am - 10:50 am Coffee Break
10:50 am - 11:30 amRaul Baragiola (Univ. of Virginia)
"Ion-beam irradiation studies on minerals and icy bodies"
11:30 am - 11:40 am Discussion
11:40 am - 12:20 pmRobert Carlson (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
"Radiation Chemistry in the Solar System and Beyond"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session 3
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 pmPOLYMERS AND NTERFACIAL ENERGY TRANSFER
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Mehran Mostafavi (University of Paris-Sud)
7:35 pm - 8:20 pm Greg. A. Kimmel (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
"Probing interfacial energy exchange and non-thermal reactions on water covered surfaces using low-energy electron beams"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pm Laurens Siebbeles (Delft University of Technology)
"Interfacial charge generation in polymer/fullerene /quantum dot blend films"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNANOSCALE PATTERNING USING RADIATION
9:00 am - 9:05 amDiscussion Leader: Jay LaVerne (Notre Dame Univ. Radiation Lab)
9:05 am - 9:45 amC. W. Hagen (Delft Univ.)
"Electron-beam induced formation of nanostructures"
9:45 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:15 amKathy Dunn (SUNY-Albany)
"Electron-beam induced nanostructure patterning at cryogenic temperatures"
11:15 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:15 pmSeiichi Tagawa (Osaka Univ.)
"Advances in EUV lithography"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session 4
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNUCLEAR WASTE AND REACTOR RADIATION CHEMISTRY
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Mohamad Al-Sheikhly (Univ. of Maryland)
7:35 pm - 8:15 pmBarbara Pastina (Saanio & Rieckola, Finland)
"Short and long term radiation chemistry challenges in spent fuel management"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:15 pmDavid Bartels (Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory)
"Radiation-induced reactions in water at high temperature and pressure"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (Grant Award #1 R13 CA153308-01) from the National Cancer Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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