Sep. 8th | Sep. 9th | Sep. 10th | Sep. 11th | Sep. 12th

September 8th, Monday

Atsushi Nakajima / Sunao Yamada (Dean, School of Engineering, Kyushu University)
9:20Resolving the atomic structure and meta-stability of size-selected gold clusters
Richard Palmer (Invited)
10:00Quantum chemical molecular dynamics (QM/MD) simulations of nucleation, growth and healing processes of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphenes
Keiji Morokuma (Invited)
10:40Coffee break
11:10Total structures of atomically precise gold nanoclusters and beyond
Rongchao Jin (Invited)
11:50Nanoparticles by design: Fe75Pt72
Vijay Kumar
12:10Gold-oxide nanoparticles - what is the oxidation state in gold?
Maxim Tchaplyguine
14:00Water clusters: thermal behavior and electron solvation
Bernd von Issendorff (Invited)
14:40Nanoparticles and clusters from doped He nanodroplets
Paul Scheier (Invited)
15:20Observation of phase transitions between finite temperature polymorphs of gallium clusters: from β to γ to δ from first-principles
Nicola Gaston
15:40Unusual temperature-dependent structure in the ionization yield of an aluminum cluster: possible superconducting electron pairing at T>100 K
Vitaly Kresin
16:00Coffee break
16:30Meteoric smoke nanoparticles and clouds in upper planetary atmospheres
Thomas Leisner (Invited)
17:10Infrared photodissociation spectroscopy of carbon species of astrophysical relevance
E. Cristina Stanca-Kaposta
17:30Vibrational and low-temperature thermal properties of metal nanoparticles
Ignacio L. Garzón
17:50Industry (National Instruments Japan and TOYAMA Co., Ltd.)

September 9th, Tuesday

9:00Cluster assemblies as novel nanoscale materials with tunable properties
Shiv Khanna (Invited)
9:40Mass spectrometric investigations of nanoparticles: from small liganded metal nanoclusters to large nanoparticles assemblies
Rodolphe Antoine (Invited)
10:20Far-infrared spectroscopy of clusters of the platinum metals: evidence for cubic structures of Ru and Ir clusters
André Fielicke
10:40Conference photo
Coffee break
11:10Professor Satoru Sugano Memorial
11:30Energetics, edge geometries, and electronic properties of silicene
Susumu Saito
11:50One-dimensional uneven structured exotic-nanocarbon: geometric curvature effects at nanoscale
Jun Onoe
12:10The formation of supported carbon clusters during graphene chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth
Feng Ding
14:00Effects of electronic and geometric structure on the activity of size-selected model catalysts and electrocatalysts
Scott Anderson (Invited)
14:40Plasmonic property of multidimensional self-assembled metallic nanoparticles
Kaoru Tamada (Invited)
15:20Surface plasmons in quantum-sized noble-metal clusters: quantum calculations and the classical picture of charge oscillations
Hans-Christian Weissker
15:40Clusters for photocatalysis
Gunther Andersson
16:00Coffee break
16:30Poster Session A
18:30Cultural event

September 10th, Wednesday

9:00Gold and silver in nanoscale, dispersed by ligands to molecular precision
Hannu Häkkinen (Invited)
9:40Density functional theory investigations of gold and silver nanoparticle properties
Christine Aikens (Invited)
10:20Electronic communication between metallic moiety and organic functionalities in ultrasmall organic-modified gold clusters
Katsuaki Konishi
10:40Coffee break
11:10Motions of individual biomolecular motors probed by gold nanoparticle and nanorod
Ryota Iino (Invited)
11:50Tracking photo-emitted electrons from gold nanoparticles by femtosecond laser-driven confocal microscopy
Marcel Di Vece
12:10Functionalization of boron nitride nanosheets by a metal support for the oxygen reduction reaction
Andrey Lyalin
19:00Conference dinner

September 11th, Thursday

9:00Metal-polymer nanocomposites produced by supersonic cluster beam implantation with tunable electrical, optical and mechanical properties
Paolo Milani (Invited)
9:40Switching, tunneling, and superconductivity in percolating cluster films
Simon Brown (Invited)
10:20Nanoisland formation of small AgN-clusters on HOPG as determined by inner-shell photoionization spectroscopy
Matthias Neeb
10:40Coffee break
11:10Photophysical properties of supramolecular nanostructures in gas-phase
Manfred Kappes (Invited)
11:50Channeling vibrational energy to probe the electronic density of states in metal clusters
Andrei Kirilyuk
12:10Frontier orbital rule for electron transport in molecules
Kazunari Yoshizawa
14:00The 3D-architecture of individual free silver nanoparticles captured by X-ray scattering
Karl-Heinz Meiwes-Broer (Invited)
14:40Hidden charge states in soft-X-ray laser-produced nanoplasmas revealed by fluorescence spectroscopy
Tim Laarmann
15:00The role of metal doping on the reversible adsorption and storage of hydrogen in nanoporous carbons
Maria J. López
15:20Photoelectron spectroscopy and density functional theory investigation of VxSi12- (x = 1-3) clusters: discovery of a silicon-based ferrimagnetic wheel structure
Xiaoming Huang
15:40CoAr+ complexes: the smallest and most exotic bar magnets with giant magnetic anisotropy energy
Tobias Lau
16:00Coffee break
16:30Poster Session B
18:30Cultural event

September 12th, Friday

9:00Tuning cluster functionality by size and composition
Peter Lievens (Invited)
9:40Clusters as model systems for catalysis
Thorsten Bernhardt (Invited)
10:20Stable stoichiometry and chemical reactivity of cluster ions revealed by high temperature TPD experiments
Fumitaka Mafuné
10:40Coffee break
11:10Extending the sizes and charge states of polyanionic metal clusters
Steffi Bandelow
11:30Characterization of single-molecule magnets in isolation
Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg
11:50Spin orientation in isolated magnetic nanoalloys - topology, dielectric and magnetic properties of manganese doped tin-clusters Mn/SnN
Urban Rohrmann
12:10ISSPIC 18
12:20Concluding remarks and perspectives
Vlasta Bonačić-Koutecký (Invited)
Akira Terasaki