Sixth International Conference on Cryocrystals
and Quantum Crystals

Kharkov,  September 3-8, 2006


Conference Program

Sunday, September 3

10.00-20.30 Registration of Participants

18.30-20.30 Welcome Party

Monday, September 4

Chair V.G. Manzhelii

9.00-9.10 Opening

9.10-9.45 Emil Polturak, Technion, Israel Neutron scattering from bcc solid He: new results

9.45-10.10 Oshri Pelleg, Technion, Israel Macroscopic structural fluctuations of bcc He crystals

10.10 - 10.35 Nikolai Mikhin, Verkin Institute, Ukraine New features of the BCC-HCP transition in solid helium

10.35 - 10.55 Coffee break

10.55-11.30 Reyer Jochemsen, Leiden University, The Netherlands Growth of 3He crystals in magnetic field

11.30-11.55 Eugene B. Gordon, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russia Growth and properties of doped He crystals

11.55-12.25 Alexy Rybalko, Verkin Institute, Ukraine, Observation of electric induction in He-II

12.25-14.30 Lunch

Chair Yu.P. Monarkha

14.30-15.05 J. Peter Toennies, Max Planck Institute, Germany Geyser Oscillations in the Flow of Solid Helium through Narrow Constrictions

15.05-16.30 Brian Cowan, Royal Holloway University, United Kingdom Critical Phase Separation and Spinodal Decomposition in Solid Helium Mixtures

16.30-16.55 Yury Mukharskii, CEA-Sacley, France, Low-temperature acoustic resonances in solid helium

16.55-17.15 Coffee break

17.15-17.45 Kimitoshi Kono, RIKEN, Japan Quantum effects in the 2D Wigner solid on liquid helium

17.45-18.10 Viatcheslav Zubov, Universidade de Segipe, Brazil Thermodynamic and Elastic Properties of Strongly Anharmonic Cryocrystals

Tuesday, September 5

Chair R. Jochemsen

9.00-9.35 Russell Hemley, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA New studies of low-Z systems under pressure

9.35-10.00 Mario Santoro, LENS, Italy Carbonia: the amorphous silica-like carbon dioxide

10.00-10.25 Yuri Freiman, Verkin Institute, Ukraine, Lattice distortions of solid He under pressure

10.25-10.50 Coffee break

10.50-11.25 Viktor Struzhkin, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA Optimizing hydrogen clathrates for hydrogen storage

11.25-11.50 Eugene Yakub, Odessa State Economy University, Ukraine Dense Hydrogen within Atom-Atom Approximation: From Cryocrystals to Shock-Compressed Fluid

11.50-12.15 Vladimir E. Fortov and Oleg F. Petrov, Institute for High Energy Densities, Russia Dusty plasma crystals in cryogenic

12.15 - 14.20 Lunch

Chair E.B. Gordon

14.20-14.55 Leonid Mezhov-Deglin, Institute for Solid State Physics, Russia Microscopic Defects in HCP 4He Crystals Grown at Pressures above 26 atm

14.55-15.20 Heide Ibrahim, Free University of Berlin, Germany Spectroscopy with Phase locked Pulse Pairs: Halogens in Solid Environment

15.20-15.55 E.V. Gomonay, Kiev Polytech University, Ukraine and V.M. Loktev, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Ukraine Phenomenological model of pressure/temperature induced phase transitions in solid oxygen

15.55-16.20 Coffee break

16.20-17.30 Poster Session I

Chair E.V. Savchenko

17.30 - 18.40 Excursion at Verkin Institute

Wednesday, September 6

Chair G. Zimmerer

9.00-9.35 Vladimir Bondybey, Munich Technical University, Germany and Elena Savchenko, Verkin Institute, Kharkov, Ukraine Charge and energy transfer processes in pre-radiated cryocrystals

9.35-10.00 Andrei Kanaev, Universit Paris-Nord, France Ionic chromophores Xep+ (p = 2, 3, 4) in multi-shell rare-gas clusters studied with fluorescence spectroscopy

10.00-10.25 David Anderson, University of Wyoming, USA Vibrationally Mediated Chemistry in Doped Solid Molecular Hydrogen

10.25-10.50 Coffee break

10.50-11.25 V. Ara Apkarian, University of California in Irvine, USA The making of Schrodinger's cats and their observation in phase space

11.25-12.00 Nikolaus Schwentner, Free University of Berlin, Germany Nonadiabatic alignment in crystals by ultrashort pulses

12.00-12.25 Jean-Pierre Galaup, Universit Paris-Sud, France IR pump-probe and photon echo spectroscopy of molecular species in rare gas hosts

12.25 - 14.00 Lunch

Chair A.V. Apkarian

14.00-14.35 Takamasa Momose, University of British Columbia, Canada Spectroscopy of hydrogen clusters: Non-rigidity of small parahydrogen clusters at 0.4 K

14.35-15.00 Vladimir Khmelenko, Cornell University, USA Recent Magnetic Resonance Studies of Atoms Trapped in Impurity-Helium Solids

15.00-15.25 Piotr Stachowiak, Institute of Low Temperatures, Poland Manifestation of quantum properties of molecules in thermal conductivity of methane crystals

15.25-15.50 Vyacheslav Konstantinov, Verkin Institute, Kharkov, Ukraine Contribution of phonons and "diffusive" modes to thermal conductivity of solid carbon monoxide

15.50-16.20 Coffee break

16.20-16.55 Georg Zimmerer, Universitt Hamburg, Germany 30 years of luminescence research on RGS at HASYLAB - an overview

16.55-17.30 Peter Feulner, Munich Technical University, Germany Electronically induced modification of thin layers on surfaces

17.30-17.55 Leon Sanche, Sherbrooke University, Canada Low energy electron excitation leading to energy and charge transfer in rare gas and molecular cryogenic solids

17.55-18.20 I.N. Yakovkin and Yu.G. Ptushinskii, Institute of Physics, Ukraine Adsorption-desorption and reaction processes in hydrogen and coadsorbed CO-O monolayers on transition metal surfaces

19.00 Conference Dinner

Thursday, September 7

Chair T. Momose

9.00-9.35 Bogdan Kuchta, Univeritй Monpellier, France, Low temperature properties of He -carbon nanotubes adsorbed system: Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulations with quantum corrections

9.35-10.10 Alexander Krivchikov, Verkin Institute, Kharkov, Ukraine Thermal conductivity of unusual glass-like solids

10.10-10.35 F. Javier Bermejo, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, Spain Scattering of Acoustic Phonons in Disordered Matter: A Quantitative Evaluation of the Effects of Positional versus Orientational Disorder

10.35-10.55 Coffee break

10.55-11.30 Leonid Khriachtchev, University of Helsinki Rotational isomerization of small molecules in noble-gas matrices

11.30-11.55 Pascale Roubin, Universit Provence, France Selective UV and IR induced reactivity of H-bonded systems in cryogenic matrices

11.55-12.20 Stepan Stepanian, Verkin Institute, Kharkov, Ukraine Matrix effects and structure of flexible molecules isolated inert gas solids

12.50-14.30 Lunch

Chair L.P. Mezhov-Deglin

14.30-14.55 Valeri Kokshenev, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil Structure-cluster relaxation in liquid and solid glass forming materials

14.55-15.20 Maxim Brazhnikov, Institute for Solid State Physics, Russia Observation of suppression of capillary turbulence on the surface of liquid hydrogen by additional low-frequency perturbation

15.20-15.55 Igor Reva, University of Coimbra, Portugal Matrix isolation studies of conformational isomerism in non-rigid molecules. Butane-diol as a molecule with four internal degrees of freedom

15.55-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-18.30 Poster Session II

Chair E.Ya. Rudavskii

18.30 Closing of Conference