The Eighth International Conference "Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale" (DySoN) and the Third Annual Conference of the COST Action CA20129 "Multiscale Irradiation and Chemistry Driven Processes and Related Technologies" (MultIChem) will be organized jointly under the title "DySoN-MultIChem 2024 Conference"

The DySoN-MultIChem 2024 Conference will take place on April 08-12, 2024 in Tbilisi, Georgia. It is co-organized by the Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia) and the MBN Research Center (Frankfurt am Main, Germany).

DySoN is an interdisciplinary conference series covering a broad range of topics related to the Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale. The DySoN conference series was launched in 2010, and seven DySoN conferences have been held so far. The DySoN conferences promote the growth and exchange of interdisciplinary scientific information on the structure formation and dynamics of animate and inanimate matter on the nanometer scale. There are many examples of complex many-body systems of micro- and nanometer scale size exhibiting unique features, properties and functions. These systems may have very different nature and origins, e.g. atomic and molecular clusters, nanostructures, ensembles of nanoparticles, nanomaterials, biomolecules, biomolecular and mesoscopic systems. A detailed understanding of the structure and dynamics of these systems on the nanoscale is a difficult and fundamental task, the solution of which is necessary for nano- and biotechnologies, materials science and medicine.

Although mesoscopic, nano- and biomolecular systems differ in their nature and origin, a number of fundamental problems are common to all of them: What are the underlying principles of self-organization and self-assembly of matter at the micro- and nanoscale? Are these principles classical or quantum? How does function emerge at the nano- and mesoscale in systems of different origins? What criteria govern the stability of these systems? How do their properties change as a function of size and composition? How are their properties altered by their environment? Seeking answers to these questions is at the core of the interdisciplinary field of Meso-Bio-Nano (MBN) Science that lies at the intersection of physics, chemistry and biology.

The scope of the MultIChem COST Action is closely linked to the topical areas of the DySoN conference series. Annual MultIChem conferences bring together experts from physics, chemistry, biology, and nanoscience, specializing in the theoretical, multiscale computational modeling and experimental studies of irradiation-driven chemistry processes involving complex molecular systems exposed to radiation.

The joint DySoN-MultIChem 2024 Conference will cover experimental, theoretical and applied aspects of all the topics mentioned above. Particular attention will be devoted to dynamical phenomena and many-body effects taking place in various MBN systems on the nanoscale. They include problems of structure formation; fusion and fission; collision and fragmentation; surfaces and interfaces; collective electron excitations; reactivity; nanoscale phase and morphological transitions; irradiation-driven transformations of complex molecular systems and biodamage, channeling phenomena, and many more. The utilization of advanced computational techniques and high-performance computing for studying the aforementioned phenomena and effects will also be discussed. Links of the DySoN and MultIChem topics to novel and emerging technologies will be an important focus of the DySoN-MultIChem 2024 Conference.

The following topics will be addressed within the DySoN and MultiChem Conference:

  • Structure and dynamics of molecules, clusters and nanoparticles
  • Cluster and biomolecular ensembles, composite systems
  • Clustering, self-organization, phase and morphological transitions on the nanoscale
  • Nanostructured materials, surfaces and interfaces
  • Reactivity and nanocatalysis
  • Electron and spin transport in molecular systems
  • Collision and radiation processes, fusion, fission, fragmentation
  • Radiation-induced chemistry
  • Irradiation-driven transformations, damage and fabrication of MesoBioNano systems
  • Propagation of particles through media
  • Biomedical and technological applications of radiation
  • Related technologies: novel light sources, controlled nanofabrication, functionalized materials, etc.