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School: International School of Crystallography - High pressure crystallography

The 49th Course will be dedicated to High-pressure crystallography, its state of the art, and its emerging opportunities

27/05/2016 to 05/06/2016
When: 27/05/2016
Where: ETTORE MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE
Via Guarnotta, 26
Erice, IT -  91016
Italy
Contact: Annalisa Guerri
+39 055 457 3429
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The 49th Course of  International School of Crystallography will be dedicated to High-pressure crystallography, its state of the art, and its emerging opportunities

New experimental and theoretical approaches in the field of high pressure crystallography allow us to address fundamental scientific questions in disciplines such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geosciences and Materials Science. High pressure - from the very modest pressure required to induce the denaturation of proteins and modify intermolecular interactions, through the higher pressures required to synthesise new materials for technological application, to the ultra-high pressures required to radically alter the chemical physical properties of simple elements and materials or recreate the conditions found in Earth's and other planets' interior - is making it a versatile and central tool in condensed matter science.

Fundamental topics covered in the course include experimental techniques for pressure generation, X-ray and neutron diffraction on single crystal and powder materials, comparative structural studies and combined high-temperature and low-temperature experiments. These will be demonstrated through examples of different chemical and structural complexity, from minerals to ices and biomolecules. Specialized and frontiers high-pressure research topics will include computational crystallography, dynamic compression, characterization of liquids and glasses and pair distribution function analysis. The course will be rounded up by illustrating the use of high-pressure as a means to study and access new materials for industrial application such as pharmaceuticals, energy storage, magnetic and ultra-hard materials.

Lectures will be complemented by demonstration and workshop sessions. The course will provide a platform for young and senior scientists to interact and identify as well as discuss new challenges in this rapidly evolving and vibrant research area.

Invited speakers:

R.J. ANGEL
University of Padua, Italy

L.E. BOVE
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
and Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

N.J. BROOKS
Imperial College London, United Kingdom

K.W. CHAPMAN
APS, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

J.H. EGGERT
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA

F.P.A. FABBIANI
Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany

M. GUTHRIE
Europen Spallation Source, Lund, Sweden

T. IRIFUNE
Ehime University, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan

J.M. JACKSON
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA

A. KATRUSIAK
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

D. MACHON
Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France

W.L. MAO
Stanford University and SLAC, Menlo Park, CA, USA

R. MARTONAK
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics,
Bratislava, Slovakia

H.E. MAYNARD-CASELY
ANSTO, Lucas Heights, Australia

M.I. McMAHON
The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

J.B. PARISE
Stony Brook University, New York, NY, USA

S. PARSONS
The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

S. PASCARELLI
ESRF, Grenoble, France

C. SANLOUP
The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
and Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

B. WINKLER
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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