Nuclear Probes in Nanoscale Characterization (#254)

Characterization of structures and functions at the nano- and subnano-level in materials is critically important to widespread physical and chemical research topics, ranging from fundamental studies in physics, chemistry, biological- and geo-sciences to industrial and material sciences. The ability of nuclear probes to detect and interrogate atoms and molecules offers not only scientific elucidation of structure property relationships but also data acquisition that may someday soon be utilised in a way similar to the tricorder. Nuclear chemical methods including Mössbauer spectroscopy (MS), nuclear inelastic scattering (NIS), nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR), positron annihilation lifetime (PAL), muon spin resonance (μSR) spectroscopy, and perturbed angular correlation (PAC) have been applied to such research. The developments in nuclear chemical methods and their applied results will be discussed across the range of disciplines aiming at the interchange of ideas between different research fields.

Invited Speakers
Prof. V. K. Garg (The Univ. of Brasilia, Brazil)
Prof. Paul A. Lindahl (Texas A&M Univ., USA)
Prof. Kazuhiko Ninomiya (Osaka Univ., Japan)
Prof. Ho Bum Park (Hanyang Univ., Korea)
Prof. Franz Renz (Leibniz Univ. Hannover, Germany)
Last update: Dec 28, 2015