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Dynamics at Surfaces
Gordon Research Conference

Dynamics at Gas-Liquid, Gas-Solid and Liquid-Solid Interfaces; Dynamics of Liquid and Solid Surfaces

Dates

August 9-14, 2009

Location

Proctor Academy
Andover, NH

Organizers

Chair:
Sylvia T. Ceyer

Vice Chair:
Geert-Jan Kroes

Meeting Description

The 2009 Gordon Conference on Dynamics at Surfaces is the 30th 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 dynamics, non-adiabatic interactions in molecule-metal systems, photon induced desorption from semiconductor and metal surfaces, ultrafast x-ray and electron diffraction as probes of the dynamics of ablation, ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy of water surface dynamics, dynamics of a single adsorbate, growth at nano-scale mineral surfaces, dynamics of atom recombination on interstellar dust grains and the dynamics of the interaction of water with lipid bilayers. The conference brings together investigators from a variety of scientific disciplines including chemistry, physics, materials science, geology and biophysics.

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 two 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. This year, $500 in room and board support was provided to all poster presenters who entered the Young Investigator Competition. See the photo for the three investigators who won the competition this year.

Contributors

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 - 7:35 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:35 pm - 9:30 pm STATE TO STATE DYNAMICS
7:35 pm - 7:40 pmDiscussion Leader: Greg Sitz (University of Texas at Austin)
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmArt Utz (Tufts University)
"Bond- and Mode-Selective Chemistry at Surfaces: Insights and Implications"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmBret Jackson (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
"The Dynamics of Methane Reactions on Metal Surfaces"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
9:35 pm Reception
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pm REACTION DYNAMICS
9:00 am - 9:05 amDiscussion Leader: Steve Sibener (University of Chicago)
9:05 am - 9:40 amDana Dlott (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana)
"Dynamics at Interfaces Probed by Time-Resolved Sum-Frequency Generation Spectroscopy"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:05 amHelmut Zacharias (University of Muenster)
"Atomic Hydrogen Desorption from Graphite by Femtosecond Visible and XUV Lasers"
11:05 am - 11:25 am Discussion
11:25 am - 12:00 pmDaniel Farias (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
"Probing Reaction Dynamics at Metal Surfaces with H2 Diffraction"
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I (even-numbered posters presented)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm SINGLE MOLECULE DYNAMICS
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Bob Hamers (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
7:35 pm - 8:10 pmMiquel Salmeron (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory)
"High Pressure STM"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:05 pmMaki Kawai (University of Tokyo)
"Inelastic Tunneling Spectroscopy of Single Molecules at Surfaces"
9:05 pm - 9:25 pm Discussion
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm Poster Session I (even-numbered posters presented)
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pm NON-ADIABATIC EFFECTS
9:00 am - 9:05 amDiscussion Leader: Aart Kleyn (FOM Institute for Plasma Physics)
9:05 am - 9:40 amHermann Nienhaus (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
"Non-Adiabatic Energy Dissipation in Gas-Surface Interactions"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:05 amKonstantinos Giapis (Cal Tech)
"Gas-Surface Chemical Reactions at High-Collision Energies"
11:05 am - 11:25 am Discussion
11:25 am - 12:00 pmMaite Alducin (Centro Mixto CSIC-UPV/EHU)
"Non-Adiabatic Electronic Effects in the Adsorption of Diatomic Molecules at Metal Surfaces"
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I (odd-numbered posters presented)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm NON-ADIABATIC EFFECTS
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Cristina Díaz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
7:35 pm - 8:10 pmDavid Bird (University of Bath)
"Comparison of Perturbative and Non-Perturbative Models of Non-Adiabatic Processes"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:05 pmDaniel Auerbach (Gas Reaction Technologies)
"Non-Adiabatic Electronic Excitation in Molecular Interactions with Surfaces"
9:05 pm - 9:20 pmNeil Shenvi (Yale University)
"Non-Adiabatic Electronic Excitation in Molecular Interactions with Surfaces - Theory"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm Poster Session I (odd-numbered posters presented)
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pm DYNAMICS OF THE WATER INTERFACE
9:00 am - 9:05 amDiscussion Leader: Gil Nathanson (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
9:05 am - 9:40 amJens Nørskov (Technical University of Denmark)
"Tailoring the Activity of Electrode Surfaces for Fuel Cells and Water Splitting by Tuning the Surface Electronic Structure"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:05 amMischa Bonn (FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics AMOLF)
"Ultrafast Vibrational Dynamics of Interfacial Water"
11:05 am - 11:25 am Discussion
11:25 am - 12:00 pmJames Skinner (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
"Hydrogen Bonding Structure and Dynamics at the Water Liquid/Vapor Interface as Probed by Vibrational Sum-Frequency Spectroscopy"
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II (even-numbered posters presented)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ULTRAFAST SURFACE DYNAMICS
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Alex Harris (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
7:35 pm - 8:10 pmR. J. Dwayne Miller (University of Toronto)
"Femtosecond Electron Diffraction: Atomic Level Movies of Structural Dynamics"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:05 pmKlaus Sokolowski-Tinten (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
"Structural Dynamics in Laser-Driven Materials Studied with Time-Resolved Diffraction"
9:05 pm - 9:25 pm Discussion
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm Poster Session II (even-numbered posters presented)
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 amBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
9:00 am - 12:30 pm DYNAMICS OF PHOTODESORPTION
9:00 am - 9:05 amDiscussion Leader: Rick Osgood (Columbia University)
9:05 am - 9:40 amNicholas Camillone (Brookhaven National laboratory)
"Ultrafast Photoexcitation for the Investigation of Model Catalysts"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:05 amThorsten Klüner (University of Oldenburg)
"Surface Photochemistry: New Insight From First Principles"
11:05 am - 11:25 am Discussion
11:25 am - 12:00 pmDietrich Menzel (Technical University of Munich and Fritz Haber Institut, Berlin)
"Photochemistry at Metal Nanoparticles"
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II (odd-numbered posters presented)
6:00 pmDinner
7:45 pm - 9:15 pm YOUNG INVESTIGATOR PROGRAM
Discussion Leader: John Morris (Virginia Polytechnic)
7:45 pm - 8:05 pm Young Investigator #1
8:05 pm - 8:15 pm Discussion
8:15 pm - 8:35 pm Young Investigator #2
8:35 pm - 8:45 pm Discussion
8:45 pm - 9:05 pm Young Investigator #3
9:05 pm - 9:15 pm Discussion
9:20 pm - 11:20 pm Poster Session II (odd-numbered posters presented)
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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