Simulation of Clusters and Interfaces

The School of Chemistry,
University of Birmingham,
6-8th September 1999
Second announcement

The UK's EPSRC CCP5 Annual Meeting will be held in the School of Chemistry at The University of Birmingham from 6-8th September 1999.

The meeting will cover the traditional areas of CCP5, but with particular emphasis on applications of Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics and related techniques to the atomistic modelling and simulation of clusters (e.g. metallic and van der Waals clusters) and a wide range of interfacial systems (e.g. nanocolloids, micelles, liquid and solid surfaces, Langmuir films, Langmuir-Blodgett films). The meeting will consist of invited and contributed oral presentations and there will be a poster session.

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Plenary speakers

Professor Peter CoveneyPhysical & Computational Chemistry
Queen Mary and Westfield College,
University of London
Theory, Modelling and Simulation of Surfactant Self-assembly Processes
Professor Julius JellinekArgonne National Laboratory, USATheoretical Studies of Metal Clusters
Professor Arthur F. VoterLos Alamos National Laboratory, USAExtending Atomistic Simulation Time Scales
Dr David J. WalesUniversity of CambridgeEnergy Landscapes of Clusters, Biomolecules and Solids

Contributed talks

Dr. Jamshed AnwarKing's College London, UKThe Riddle of Resorcinol Crystal Growth Revisited: Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the alpha-Resorcinol Crystal-Water Interface
Professor Lawrence BartellUniversity of Michigan, USAMolecular Dynamics Studies of Nucleation and Critical Nuclei in the Freezing of Molecular Liquids
Professor Franco A. GianturcoUniversity of Rome, ItalyThe Dynamics of Protonated Rare Gas Clusters: Quantum and Classical Ab Initio Simulation
Dr. Martin GraysonUniversity of Sheffield, UKMonopoles, Dipoles and Quadrupoles: A Chemist's Perspective
Dr. John HardingUniversity College London, UKGrowth and Dissolution of Calcite
Professor David M. HeyesUniversity of Surrey, UKMolecular Dynamics Simulations of Nanocolloidal Liquids
Dr. Alvaro Posada-AmarillasUniversity of Sonora, MexicoStructural and Electronic Properties of Small Gold Clusters
Professor Nicholas QuirkeImperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UKModelling Nanoscale Interfaces
Dr. Hashem Rafii-TabarUniversity of Greenwich, UKMeso- and Nano-scale Modelling of Membrane Dynamics
Mr. Nicholas T. WilsonUniversity of Birmingham, UKFrom Clusters to Colloids: Modelling the Structures of Gold Nanoparticles
Professor Walter LangelUniversitat Greifswald, GermanyCar-Parrinello Simulation of H2O on Rutile
Dr Paul A. MulheranUniversity of Reading, UKTheory of the Thin Film and Capture Zone Size Distribution in Thin Film Growth
Professor Jack G. PowlesUniversity of Kent, UKThe Simulation of Osmosis and Semi-permeable Membranes
Dr Miguel A. San-MiguelUniversity of Warwick, UKThe Effect of Corrosion Inhibitor Films on Deposition of Wax on Metal Oxide Surfaces


Dr. Roy L. Johnston and Mrs. Lesley D. Lloyd
School of Chemistry
University of Birmingham


+44 121 414 7477 (RLJ)
+44 121 414 4403
Dr. J.H. Harding
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University College London
Gower St.
London WC1E 6BT
Prof. David Heyes
Department of Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences
University of Surrey
Dr. Maurice Leslie
CLRC Daresbury Laboratory
Warrington WA4 4AD

Administrative matters


The meeting will start at 09.00 on Monday 6th September and finish at 13.00 on Wednesday 8th September. Accommodation is provided for the night of Sunday 5th September.

Registration and Accommodation

The registration form is available in postscript or text format. The postscript also duplicates the conference information, please display this.

The full conference cost (including accommodation, meals and refreshments) is 150 pounds per person, reduced to 130 pounds for students. For those not requiring accommodation, the registration fee received before 1st August is 85 pounds, but is only 65 pounds for students. The registration fee covers lunches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the conference dinner on Tuesday 7th September.

There is a 20 pounds supplement for those registering after 1st August.

There will be a 20 pounds discount for UK students who are also attending the Materials Modelling Laboratory Workshop (MML'99) in Oxford from 1-4th September provided that they register for the CCP5 AGM before 1st August.

The accommodation fee is 65 pounds. Accommodation will be in University House, one of the student Halls of Residence, which is within a short walking distance of the School of Chemistry. The accommodation fee includes dinner on the evening of 6th September and breakfast on 6th, 7th and 8th. For anyone wishing to find their own accommodation, a list will be provided of nearby 'Bed & Breakfast' establishments and hotels.

Presentations and abstracts

An abstract should be sent (preferably at the time of registration and definitely before August 1st) by electronic mail in an electronic format, preferably in LATEX or simply as a text file. If you use MS WORD, please send the abstract as a rtf document. Oral contributions and posters are welcome.

The final date for submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation is August 1st.

The abstracts will also be published as part of an issue of the CCP5 quarterly newsletter. Delegates are also encouraged to submit a longer account of their work for publication in the newsletter. Postscript diagrams will also be accepted.

Travel Arrangements

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Birmingham lies at the heart of England and can be reached easily by road, rail and air. The School of Chemistry is 5 minutes walk away from the University railway station (7 minutes from Birmingham New St. on the Birmingham to Longbridge or Redditch lines). University House is a further 10 minutes walk from the School of Chemistry. A taxi from the centre of Birmingham should cost around 7 pounds and a taxi from Birmingham International Airport should be around 15 pounds. Further information will be sent with the acknowledgement of registration.

WWW information

Up-to-date information about the meeting will be kept at
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