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     Dynamics of Electrons in Atomic and Molecular Nanoclusters

August 25 - 31, 2022

Erice (Sicily), Italy

International School of Solid State Physics (81st Workshop) at the

Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture

Electron dynamics governs a wide range of important effects in nanoscience.  Nanoclusters, as important testbed systems for exploring and developing quantum size effects, novel materials, and reaction pathways, exhibit a range of phenomena which are highly sensitive to electron mobility, response, transfer, emission and attachment, direct and exchange interactions, correlations, etc.  The aim of the present workshop is to bring together researchers in adjacent fields in order to examine recent and future developments and to enhance the connection between different branches of research.  To keep the discussion focused, it will concentrate on free clusters and related systems.

The program will include invited talks, selected oral presentations, a poster session and ample time for individual discussions.  It will offer both an in-person and an online option.

It is especially hoped that graduate and diploma students, postdoctoral researchers, and anyone who is interested in the interdisciplinary richness of the subject will benefit from the Workshop.


Metallic, molecular and ionic clusters

Optical properties and spectroscopy

Storage rings, traps, laser cooling

Collisions, scattering, reactions

Excited states and relaxation

Attachment and evaporation

Quantum fluid clusters

Solvated electrons



Directors of the Workshop:

Vitaly Kresin, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 
Klavs Hansen, Tianjin University and Lanzhou University

Scientific Advisors:
Giorgio Benedek, University of Milano - Bicocca
Peter Lievens, KU Leuven

Contact: DEAMN22@mail.com

                                                                                          Director of the International School of Solid State Physics: Prof. Giorgio Benedek

                                                                            President of EMFCSC: Prof. Antonino Zichichi


Updates: August 18, 2022