Physical, Theoretical & Computational

Quantum Fluid Clusters (#203)

This symposium will focus on the fundamental properties of micro-solvation in quantum fluid clusters, on the kinetics and mechanism of aggregation in superfluid He, and on new frontiers of spectroscopy of molecules and clusters embedded in helium droplets. Helium droplets, which are made up of 10^3 to 10^12 helium atoms, are an ultimate matrix for isolation and study of molecules and molecular clusters at very low temperature (T=0.370.15 K). The superfluid helium droplets can readily pick up atoms and molecules which then move unhindered and combine in their interiors or on their surfaces, thereby providing unique medium for synthesis of new molecular complexes. This Symposium will highlight the recent progress in the field, such as synthesis of exotic clusters, production and stabilization of reactive species and study of chemical reactivity at very low temperature, ionization dynamics in quantum fluids, observation of molecular superfluidity in small He clusters and in hydrogen clusters, spectroscopy of DNA-base molecules, as well as single droplet imaging of He clusters with X-ray radiation and visualization of quantum vortices in He droplets.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015