113th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (Bunsentagung 2014)

  • Author/Organiser: Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie e.V. (DBG)
  • Event Website: http://www.bunsen.de/bunsentagung2014.html
  • Event Date: 29 May 2014 to 31 May 2014
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Venue: Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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Focusing on cutting-edge research in the physico-chemical aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology based on bottom-up approaches.

Main Topics

  • the tailor-made synthesis of high quality nanostructured materials
  • the investigation of nucleation and the growth
  • assembly of nano-objects into complex hybride structures with advanced functionality
  • the structural and electronic characterization
  • spectroscopy on the nanoscale
  • the investigation of transport properties
  • development of theoretical methods for the descriptions of such large systems with high accuracy
  • the application of nanoparticles in the life sciences, including the biological response to nanoparticles, the visualization of biological processes using specifically functionalized nanoparticles in combination with modern molecular imaging techniques

Besides fascinating basic science, the conference will cover aspects of applications that have arisen in nanotechnology including:

  • high-tech materials with improved mechanical properties,
  • novel materials for lightning, display technologies, catalysis, energy conversion and storage, as well as
  • contrast agents and drug delivery systems for diagnosis and therapy.

Overall, nanoscience is a true transdisciplinary topic covering physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and engineering. As physical chemistry plays a central role in all these areas, the Bunsentagung 2014 will highlight these aspects as the main topic.

Internationally outstanding scientists will give the opening and plenary lectures and progress reports on the various aspects of nanoscience and technology. Almost all of these topics will intentionally overlap with the more generic topical areas of the Bunsentagung 2014 to foster interdisciplinary discussions and collaborations on a leading edge level of expertise.


  • Christoph Bräuchle, LMU Munich/D
    "Nanoparticles as Smart Drug Delivery Ferries in Nanomedical Applications"


  • Paul A. Alivisatos, University of California, Berkeley/USA
    "Multicomponent Nanocrystals as Catalysts and Force Sensors"
  • Henry Chapman, Centre for Free Electron Laser Science, Hamburg/D
    "Macromolecular Structure Determination with X-ray Laser Pulses"
  • Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz-Haber Institut, Berlin/D
    "A fresh Look at an old Nano-Technology: Catalysis"
  • Charles Lieber, Harvard University, Cambridge/USA
    "Nanowires: A Platform for Nanoscience and Technology"

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