Dear Colleagues,
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.)


January 27th, 2023
Official site opened


ICST2023 online contact

Department of Chemistry,
Kumamoto University

2-39-1 Kurokami, Chuo Ku, Kumamoto, 860-8555, Japan

Shinya Hayami

 TEL: +8196-342-3469

 e-mail: hayami @ kumamoto-u.ac.jp