Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 6, 2014. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
Molecular materials exhibit a wide range of electronic, magnetic, and optical properties of fundamental interest and practical importance. What distinguishes these compounds from oxides and semiconductor heterostructures is their significantly lower energy scales, flexibility, and tunable characteristics that enable the development of materials with combined and controllable properties. One overarching theme in this field is the chemical control of physical properties, essentially the observation that the electronic, magnetic, and optical response can be dramatically affected by seemingly minor changes in chemical structure. Physical tunability is a second theme that drives research in the field. This is because the intricate intermolecular interactions that establish crystal and electronic structures also render these materials susceptible to temperature-, magnetic field-, and pressure-induced phase transitions. Light can also be used to control electronic properties and their coupling to structure and magnetism. Combined with the development of multifunctional materials with coexisting or interacting components, structure-property investigations in molecular systems are of contemporary interest and may lead to advances in energy, information, and communication technologies with applications such as spintronics, photovoltaics, nanoelectronics, and solid state lighting. The interplay between charge, structure, and magnetism that controls many phenomena in functional materials can be tested and explored most readily in molecular solids where synthetic chemists, experimental physicists, materials scientists, and theoreticians have traditionally come together to solve interdisciplinary problems.
A list of preliminary session topics and speakers is displayed below (discussion leaders, where known, are noted in italics). The detailed program is currently being developed by the Conference Chair and will be available by April 3, 2014. Please check back for updates.
- Modeling Molecular Systems
(Roser Valenti / Judith Howard / Jesper Bendix)
- Molecule-Based Conductors
(Lahcene Ouahab / Hatsumi Mori / Jens Mueller / Takako Konoike)
(Concepcio Rovira / Carmen Herrmann / Petro Maksymovych)
- Magnetic Coordination Polymers
(Steve Hill / Jamie Manson / Paul Goddard / Tom Lancaster)
- Organic Radicals
(Richard Oakley / Kunio Awaga / Steve Winter)
- Photo-Induced Effects
(Janice Musfeldt / Corine Mathoniere / Isabelle Malfant / Lapo Bogani)
- Charge Order
(Stuart Brown / Shinichori Iwai / Peter Lundenheimer)
(Steve Blundell / Erio Tosatti / Tadashi Kawamoto)
- Spin Liquids
(Kazushi Kanoda / Ben Powell / Satoshi Yamashita)