July 14, 2013 – July 19, 2013
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Organizers: Claude Bourbonnais, University of Sherbrooke
Stuart Brown, University of California, Los Angeles
Mario Poirier, University of Sherbrooke
John Schlueter; Argonne National Laboratory
The eld of molecular organic crystals can be seen as a model of synergy between various disciplines including chemistry, physics, materials science and theory. The remarkable success of chemists in organic synthesis and the crystallization of ultra-pure materials showing an ensemble of distinctive and unique features has played a key role in equipping condensed matter physicists with the systems able to address fundamental questions in the eld. The impressive richness of properties and phenomena displayed by these materials manifests itself in a variety of competing states including non-classical superconductivity, low-dimensional quantum liquids, frustrated magnetism, and two-dimensional Mott insulators. Temperature, pressure, elder chemically-tuned collective charge, spin, ferroelectric, and Dirac systems are of contemporary interest. These physical problems are found alongside emerging activity in the synthesis of new topical materials including superconductors, molecular rotors, metastable and kinetic phases, multiferroics and ferroelectrics, functional and doped acenes, single molecule conductors and quantum magnets. Theoretical and in-situ methods are enabling a fundamental understanding of molecular assembly, as well as new functional materials involved in molecular-based nanoscience.
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