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Dynamics at Surfaces
Reaction Dynamics, Scattering Dynamics, and Molecular and Structural Dynamics at Surfaces and Interfaces
August 11-16, 2013
Salve Regina University
Newport, RI
Chair:
Greg Sitz

Vice Chair:
Alec Wodtke

Related Meeting Information
The Dynamics at Surfaces Gordon Research Conference was held in conjunction with the Dynamics at Surfaces Gordon Research Seminar. Please refer to the Dynamics at Surfaces GRS web page for more information.

The 2013 Gordon Conference on Dynamics at Surfaces is the 33nd anniversary of a meeting held every two years that is attended by leading researchers in the area of experimental and theoretical dynamics at liquid and solid surfaces. The conference focuses on the dynamics of the interaction of molecules with either liquid or solid surfaces, the dynamics of the outermost layer of liquid and solid surfaces and the dynamics at the liquid-solid interface. Specific topics that are featured include state-to-state scattering dynamics, chemical reaction dynamics, non-adiabatic effects in reactive and inelastic scattering of molecules from surfaces, single molecule dynamics at surfaces, surface photochemistry, ultrafast dynamics at surfaces, and dynamics at soft (e.g. water) interfaces. The conference brings together investigators from a variety of scientific disciplines including chemistry, physics, materials science, geology, biophysics, and astronomy. The conference will be preceded by a Gordon Research Seminar for young researchers (graduate students and post-docs).

Young Investigator Competition: A popular feature of this conference is the Young Investigator Competition. All undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates are defined as young investigators and are eligible to enter this "best poster" competition. Young investigators present their posters during the first days of the conference. On the third day, the conference attendees vote by written ballot to select the top three posters. The top three winners each give an oral presentation describing their research during the Thursday evening session. This competition is a unique feature of the meeting and is highly regarded by the attendees, who have the opportunity to learn about cutting edge research delivered by the most promising young scientists in the field. In 2011, $500 in room and board support was provided to all poster presenters who entered the Young Investigator Competition, and we hope to provide a similar level of support in 2013. See the photo for the three investigators who won the competition in 2009.


Contributors

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmUltrafast Electron Dynamics
Discussion Leader: Michael White (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmTony Heinz (Columbia University)
"Electron and Phonon Dynamics in 2D Crystals"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmUlrich Hofer (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
"Trapping and interference effects in the ultrafast electron decay at metal surfaces"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmDynamics of Chemical Reactions at Surfaces: Reactive Scattering
Discussion Leader: John Morris (Virginia Tech)
9:00 am - 9:40 amLudo Juurlink (Leiden Institute of Chemistry)
"Using curved surfaces to study dynamics and catalysis at defects"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amGeert-Jan Kroes (Leiden Institute of Chemistry)
"Dynamics of reactions on metal surfaces: How useful is specific reaction parameter DFT?"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmTimothy K. Minton (University of Montana)
"Mass and Temperature Effects on Inelastic and Reactive Scattering Dynamics at Gas-Liquid and Gas-Solid Interfaces"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmConnecting Surface Dynamics and Heterogeneous Catalysis I
Discussion Leader: Scott Anderson (The University of Utah)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmAndrew Gellman (Carnegie Mellon)
"Catalytic H2-D2 exchange across CuPd alloy composition space: Correlations to atomic and electronic structure"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmKarsten Reuter (Technische Universitat Munchen)
"Modeling energy conversion at interfaces: a dynamical view"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmDynamics at Novel Interfaces
Discussion Leader: John Tully (Yale University)
9:00 am - 9:40 amEckart Hasselbrink (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
"Vibrational dynamics of H on graphene"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amHannes Jonsson (University of Iceland)
"Dynamics at surfaces of metal nano particles"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmLudwig Bartels (University of California, Riverside)
"Guided molecular motion at surfaces"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmDynamics of Chemical Reactions at Surfaces: State Resolved Scattering
Discussion Leader: Rainer Beck (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmArt Utz (Tufts University)
"Vibrational Dynamics of Gas-Surface Reactions"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmBret Jackson (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
"Reaction Path models for methane chemisorption on Ni and Pt surfaces: temperature dependence and mode specificity"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmDynamics at Water Surfaces
Discussion Leader: Gil Nathanson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
9:00 am - 9:40 amBruce Kay (Pacific Northwest National Labs)
"Dynamics on and in nanoscale films of Amorphous Solid Water"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amVeronica Vaida (University of Colorado, Boulder)
"Morphological and chemical properties of environmental water-air interfaces"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmBernd Abel (Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification, Leipzig)
"Time-resolved dynamics at liquid interfaces"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
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 pmConnecting Surface Dynamics and Heterogeneous Catalysis II
Discussion Leader: Daniel Auerbach (University of California Santa Barbara)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmEmily Carter (Princeton University)
"First Principles Quantum Predictions of Charge Transfer at Surfaces"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmMichael Henderson (Pacific Northwest National Lab)
"Insights Into Photocatalytic Processes on TiO2 Surfaces From Photon Stimulated Desorption"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmElectron Dynamics at Surfaces
Discussion Leader: Martin Wolf (Fritz-Haber Institut der MPG)
9:00 am - 9:40 amHrvoje Petek (University of Pittsburgh)
"Transient excitons at metal surfaces"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amAnders Nilsson (Stanford University/SSRL Faculty)
"Probing ultrafast CO chemistry on Ru(0001) using an x-ray laser"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmNicholas Camillone (Brookhaven National Lab)
"Ultrafast Chemical Dynamics on Nanoscale Surfaces"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmYoung Investigator Competition Winners
Discussion Leader: Kurt Kolasinski (West Chester University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmTBA (Selected during meeting)
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmTBA (Selected during meeting)
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

 
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