Prof. Jeff Long, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Prof. Richard Winpenny, School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, UK
Prof. Alberto Albinati, Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Neutron scattering, structure determination, lattice dynamics, magnetic interactions
Neutron scattering techniques have been adopted by many chemists studying the properties of coordination compounds. Despite the many unique virtues of the technique in determining structures, elucidating magnetic interactions and detailing dynamics in crystalline coordination materials, it is still considered a specialist technique. This symposium will bring together many of the leading researchers from around the world who make use of a range of neutron scattering measurements to extend our understanding of the rich variety of materials that coordination chemistry provides. The symposium will be an ideal opportunity for the global community of neutron wielding chemists to come together and discuss their science in a general meeting based around the whole of coordination chemistry, as distinct to more specialized meetings based on for example magnetism or metal organic frameworks. As such, the symposium will be an ideal occasion for newcomers to the field of neutron scattering to learn and develop their understanding of how this so-called specialist technique is remarkably broad and relevant to most coordination chemists.
We propose to hold the symposium as a whole day event, featuring 3 keynote speakers, 7 invited and 10 contributed presentations. We will endeavor to highlight early-career researchers amongst these, most likely in the shorter time slots. It will be open to all and we foresee the subject areas ranging from structure determinations, both atomic and magnetism to lattice and spin dynamics and diffusional disorder.
A key outcome of the symposium will be a collection of papers that will be submitted to a journal as a special edition, thereby providing a long-lasting testament to the discussions held at the meeting. The organizers will undertake all editorial responsibilities, making due reference to ICCC2018.