The 13th International Conference on Desorption and Dynamics Induced by Electronic Transitions incorporating '12 AM, the meeting for Atomic Manipulation

Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, 2-6 July, 2012

Programme now available!

DIET 13 will be the 13th conference in the series on desorption and dynamics induced by electronic excitations of surfaces and interfaces. The 13th conference will be take place in conjunction with '12 AM, the 2012 Atomic Manipulation meeting. Research themes for the conference will include:

  • ultrafast electron transfer at surfaces and interfaces
  • atomic manipulation in the STM via electronic injection/excitation
  • quantum and spatially resolved mapping of surface dynamics and desorption
  • photon-, electron- and ion-beam induced processes at complex interfaces
  • the role of non-thermal desorption in astrochemistry and astrophysics
  • laser-/ion-beam based methods of spatially examining the chemical composition of biological media such as cells and tissues
  • hybrid approaches to local excitation dynamics/reactions, e.g. laser or synchrotron plus STM
  • spectroscopy and theory of non-adiabatic surface processes
  • non-adiabatic surface chemical reactions
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Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Royal Shakepeare Theatre
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Warwick Castle

DIET 13 will be held in the picturesque English town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Located on the banks of the river Avon, and set within the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, Stratford-upon-Avon is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. The town is rich in historical sites centred around the life and work of Shakespeare, and is home to the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company.

Venue & Travel

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Abstract Submission

Invited Speakers


Please follow this link to the University of Birmingham online shop to register and book accommodation: DIET 13 online booking

For further details please contact Conference Secretary Dr. Simon Plant.

Local Organising Committee:
  • Richard Palmer, University of Birmingham, UK (Conference Chair)
  • Simon Plant, University of Birmingham, UK (Conference Secretary)
  • Mats Persson, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Geoff Thornton, University College London, UK
International Steering Committee:
  • Katharina Al-Shamery, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany
  • Ulrike Diebold, Tulane University, USA
  • Gérald Dujardin, Université de Paris Sud, France
  • Thomas Orlando, Georgia Tech, USA
  • Dietrich Menzel, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Richard Palmer, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Katsumi Tanimura, Osaka University, Japan





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