It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the International Conference on Spin Transition as Post PDSTM, which will be held in Kumamoto, Japan, from December 2nd to 5th, 2023.
Since the first observation of state crossover between spin isomers in 1931, this intriguing phenomenon, namely spin crossover (SCO), has often
been observed for coordination complexes containing transition metal cations,
such as Fe(II), Fe(III), Co(II), and Mn(III). To date, a vast number of
metal complexes with SCO properties have been prepared, and the rational
synthetic strategies, understanding of mechanisms, and broadening of SCO
functions are still the main challenges in the field. Unfortunately, with
a significant population of researchers, the SCO community still does not
have a specific meeting of our own. In addition, the recent passing of
Prof. Philipp Gütlich on Sept. 9th, 2022 was a great loss to this research
field and urged us to take a further step in the development and incubation
of young researchers in the SCO field. Given the fact that the discussions
and the exchange of ideas about SCO studies are usually only a small portion
of most molecular magnetism meetings, which is far from sufficient and
satisfying, we have organized a new international conference series focusing
on molecular spin transition phenomena, including SCO, valence tautomerism
(VT), electron transfer (ET) and other related topics. This conference
series aims to bring about in-depth discussions, boost collaborations within
the community and attract young researchers to jump into the pool. With
these motivations in mind, we will hold the International conference on
Spin Transition as Post PDSTM in Kumamoto, Japan, Dec. 2nd - 5th, 2023.
This conference is a family meeting with deep discussions, new compounds, phenomena, and applications for the next generation. Furthermore, this conference will encourage the younger generation of researchers.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Kumamoto, Japan.
Conference Chair: Shinya Hayami (Kumamoto Univ.)
ICST2023 online contact
Department of Chemistry,
2-39-1 Kurokami, Chuo Ku, Kumamoto, 860-8555, Japan
e-mail: hayami ＠ kumamoto-u.ac.jp