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Wednesday 4 December 2013 The Tasmanian School of Art, Hunter Street 8:00 am

Registration Desk Opens

8:45 am

Official Conference Opening Remarks

The Dechaineux Theatre

PLENARY SESSION

The Dechaineux Theatre

9:00 am

The Main Foyer

How complicated can crystal growth really be? Prof Julian Gale, Curtin University CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

9:45 am

Do Classical Electrostatics Determine the Magnetic Anisotropy of Low -Symmetry Dysprosium Complexes? Dr Alessandro Soncini, University of Melbourne

10:00 am 10:15 am

Dr Angus Gray-Weale, University of Melbourne Beryllium Chemistry the Safe Way – A Quantum Chemical Investigation Dr David Wilson, La Trobe University

10:30 am

Morning Refreshments

11:00 am

KEYNOTE SESSION High-Coherence Electron and Ion Bunches from Laser-Cooled Atoms A/Prof Rob Scholten, The University of Melbourne

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CONTRIBUTED PAPERS 11:30 am

Can Molecular Dynamics Reveal the Active Conformation of Insulin? Dr Naomi Haworth, Monash University

11:45 am

How do cryoprotective agents damage cell membranes at high concentration? A molecular dynamics simulation study Prof Ricardo Mancera, Curtin University KEYNOTE SESSION

12:00 pm

12:30 pm 12:45 pm 1:00 pm

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pH Switching Radical Stability and Orbital Conversion Prof Michelle Coote, Australian National University CONTRIBUTED PAPERS Density functional theory calculations of organo-modified silicene Dr Michelle Spencer, RMIT University Molecular Meccano and Neurodegeneration: The Computational Challenges Dr Cyril Curtain, Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria Lunch

The Main Foyer

Welcome Address from the Major Sponsor

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2:00 pm

PLENARY SESSION Line ‘em all up: assembly at complex liquid interfaces Prof Geraldine Richmond, University of Oregon, USA CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

2:45 pm

Conjugated Polymer Films Imaged at High Spatial and Temporal Resolution A/Prof Trevor Smith, University of Melbourne

1:55 pm


3:00 pm

Molecular Approaches to Next Generation Photovoltaics A/Prof Timothy Schmidt, The University of Sydney

3:15 pm

Controlling Resonance Energy Transfer between Dyes on a Co-Sensitised Metal-Oxide Surface Dr Viktoras Dryza, The University of Melbourne

3:30 pm

Afternoon Refreshments

4:00 pm

KEYNOTE SESSION The Dechaineux Theatre Remote but not disinterested: Measuring the effect of charge on radical stabilisation in distonic radical anions Prof Stephen Blanksby, University of Wollongong CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

4:30 pm

NMR Chemical Shift in molecules with a (quasi)-degenerate Ground State Dr Willem Van Den Heuvel, School of Chemistry

4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:15 pm 5:30 pm 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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The THz/Far-IR Beamline at the Australian Synchrotron Dr Dominique Appadoo, The Australian Synchrotron Electronic energies, molecular structures and frequencies by systematic molecular fragmentation Prof Michael Collins, Australian National University Super-resolution localization microscopy of transfected cells, starved cells and mitochondria Dr Toby Bell, Monash University Session Close Welcome Reception and Poster Session 1 The Tasmanian School of Art, Hunter Street

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Thursday 5 December 2013 The Tasmanian School of Art, Hunter Street 8:00 am

Registration Desk Open PLENARY SESSION

8:30 am 9:15 am

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Ultrafast Studies of Single Metal and Semiconductor Nanostructures Prof Greg Hartland, University of Notre Dame, USA Student Award Winner Mitchell Quinn, University of Sydney CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

9:30 am 9:45 am 10:00 am

10:30 am

'Hot' Photo-induced Electron Transfer Prof Ken Ghiggino, University of Melbourne Modelling Nano-Scale Structure and Energy Transfer in Conjugated Polymers Dr David Huang, The University of Adelaide Morning Refreshments KEYNOTE SESSION Shearing nanoconfined fluids Prof Debra Bernhardt, The University of Queensland

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CONTRIBUTED PAPERS 11:00 am

11:15 am

Adiabatic energy surfaces: the interplay between electronic coupling and electron-vibrational coupling that controls chemical reactivity, spectroscopy, and the development of entanglement Prof Noel Hush, University of Sydney Spin-system crossing points in reaction mechanisms Prof Brian Yates, University of Tasmania KEYNOTE SESSION

11:30 pm

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Are bond critical points really critical for hydrogen bonding? Dr Joseph Lane, The University of Waikato, New Zealand PLENARY SESSION

12:00 pm

Prof Phillip Geissler, University of California at Berkeley, USA

12:45 pm

Lunch

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6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The remainder of the afternoon is free for independent exploration of Hobart! What to see and do? Visit the website for more information www.physchem2013.com.au Want to visit the world famous MONA? Ferry departs at 1:15 pm. Pre -book your tickets @ www.mona.net.au Poster Session 2 The Main Foyer The Tasmanian School of Art, Hunter Street

Friday 6 December 2013 The Tasmanian School of Art, Hunter Street 8:00 am

Registration Desk Open

The Main Foyer

PLENARY SESSION 9:00 am

The Dechaineux Theatre

Probing Actinide Bonding using Multiphoton Excitation and Photoelectron Spectroscopy Prof Michael Heaven, Emory University, USA CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

9:45 am

Assignment of the Q-Bands of the Chlorophylls: Coherence Loss via Qx-Qy Mixing Prof Jeffrey Reimers, The University of Sydney

10:00 am

Quantum enhancement of steady-state light harvesting in sunlight Dr Ivan Kassal, University Of Queensland

10:15 am

Morning Refreshments KEYNOTE SESSION

10:45 am

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Harnessing the Power of the Sun – Self-Assembled Porphyrin-fullerene Complexes as Functional Components A/Prof Cather Simpson, The University of Auckland, New Zealand CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

11:15 am

Reactivity of Gallium Nano-clusters Dr David Henry, Murdoch University

11:30 am

Metal Clusters on Oxide Surfaces for Catalysis A/Prof Gunther Andersson, Flinders University KEYNOTE SESSION

The Dechaineux Theatre

11:45 pm

Photodissociation of small aromatic species in the gas-phase and liquid-phase microdroplets Dr Adam Trevitt, University of Wollongong

12:15 pm

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS Ligand-mediated control of the surface plasmon resonance in metal nanoparticles generated by laser ablation Prof Mark Buntine, Curtin University

12:30 pm

Roaming, roaming everywhere Prof Scott Kable, University of Sydney

12:45 pm

Lunch PLENARY SESSION

1:45 pm

2:30 pm

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Probing molecular ions with laser-cooled atomic ions A/Prof Kenneth Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA CONTRIBUTED PAPERS Resonance and Photoisomerization in Fluorescent Protein Chromophores: Reversible Photobleaching Rate and Proximity to the Cyanine Limit Dr Seth Olsen, University of Queensland

2:45 pm

Reactive Simulations of Carbonates in Water Dr Paolo Raiteri, Curtin University

3:00 pm

Effective and ineffective transition metal catalysis in reversible hydrogen storage Dr Terry Frankcombe, Australian National University


3:15 pm

Afternoon Refreshments KEYNOTE SESSION

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Ultrafast Probes of Free Charge Photogeneration in Organic Photovoltaics Dr Justin Hodgkiss, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

3:45 pm

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS 4:15 pm

Aerosol icing on the cake: IR spectroscopy of nanoscale particles Dr Evan Robertson, La Trobe University

4:30 pm

Helium Nanodroplet Isolation Spectroscopy of Hydridotrioxygen and of its Complexes with Dioxygen Dr Paul Raston, University of Adelaide

4:45 pm

Can dianions make strong gas phase bases? Dr Berwyck Poad, University of Wollongong

5:00 pm

Rotational spectroscopy of PANH and cyano substituted PAH species Prof Donald McNaughton, Monash University

5:15 pm

Understanding electronic structures of molecules from gamma-ray spectroscopy Dr Feng Wang, Swinburne University of Technology

5:30 pm

KEYNOTE SESSION Ab initio molecular dynamics of molecules in strong laser fields Prof H. Bernhard Schlegel, Wayne State University, USA Conference Closing Remarks

6:00 pm 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Conference Dinner The Mill on Morrison, Hobart

The 2013 RACI PhysChem conference reserves the right to amend or alter any advertised details relating to dates, program and speakers if necessary, without notice, as a result of circumstances b eyond their control. All attempts have b een made to keep any changes to an ab solute minimum.


Raci physchem 2013 preliminary program as at 13 nov 2013