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5th European Charge Density Meeting
in conjunction with DFG 1178 annual meeting

The 5th European Charge Density Meeting (in conjunction with DFG 1178 annual meeting), took place in Gravedona, on the beautiful shores of the Lake of Como (Italy) between 6 and11 June 2008. The conference has been organized by CNR-ISTM Milan, University of Insubria at Como, University of Milan and DFG SPP-1178 .

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Keynote Lectures
  • Long live the QTAIM. New ideas in the Quantum theory of Atoms in Molecules (A. M. Pendas, Oviedo)
  • Chemical insights from charge density (D. Stalke, Goettingen)
  • The role of charge and spin density in the quantum mechanical simulation of crystalline solids. The case of X3Y2Si3O12 garnets (R. Dovesi, Torino)
  • Chemical bonding at extreme conditions: a few extreme examples and new trends (Y. Xie, A. Oganov, Jilin and Zurich)
  • Including theoretical information for obtaining additional and more reliable information from X-ray diffraction data (B. Dittrich, Goettingen)
  • Charge density and intermolecular potential. Towards a theory of molecular aggregation and crystallization (A. Gavezzotti, Milano)
  • Intermolecular interactions, a multipolar model approach (P. Coppens, A. Volkov, P. M. Dominiak, Buffalo)
  • Understanding the Halogen...X (X=Halogen, Lewis Base) interactions: Application to charge transfer complexes(S. Dahaoui, Nancy)
  • Applications of Experimental Electron Density Work in the Life Sciences: From Small to Macromolecules (P. Luger, Berlin)
  • Application of synchrotron charge densities in materials chemistry (B. B. Iversen, Aarhus)


Topics of the ECDM5 Micro-Symposia
  • Chemical bonding in extreme environments: Crystallography under high pressure or electric field (chair: U. Pietsch)
  • Charge, Spin, and Momentum densities in Materials Science (chair: Y. Wang)
  • Large facilities and charge density in the life sciences (chair: J. Helliwell)
  • New functions and descriptors for chemical bonding (chair: M. Kohout)
  • New directions in charge density refinement and density matrix reconstructions (in memory of Niels Hansen) (chair: F. Larsen)
  • Static and dynamical aspects of charge density (chair:C. Matta)
  • Molecular interactions : the charge density viewpoint (chair: M. Spackman)
Topics of the DFG-1178 Micro-Symposia
  • Molecules
  • Materials
  • Life Science and Theory
University of Insubria ComoISTM CNRUniversity of Milan
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