First Circular

We are extremely excited to host the 13th International Conference on Molecule-based Magnets (ICMM2012) and truly look forward to welcoming you to Orlando during one of the most pleasant times of the year in Central Florida. This highly interdisciplinary conference has become the premiere international forum for leading scientists and junior researchers to present and discuss the most exciting new developments in molecule-based magnetism. This research field continues to grow, whilst also responding rapidly to exciting new opportunities. This healthy outlook can surely be attributed to the multidisciplinary nature of the collaborations and networks that have been fostered between physicists, chemists, materials scientists and others who have come together to discuss their work at international meetings such as the ICMM. We therefore anticipate a rich program of plenary, invited and oral presentations given by a mix of established experts and younger rising stars both from within our community and from closely related research fields. All participants will have the opportunity to present their latest findings as a poster, and we will continue the recent tradition of publishing refereed articles in a special issue of the Elsevier journal Polyhedron. Contributions spanning all areas of molecular magnetism are invited, including (but not necessarily limited to): organic/inorganic/hybrid magnetic molecular materials; multifunctional and/or switchable molecule-based magnetic materials and devices; single-molecule and single-chain magnets; nanostructured molecular magnets and molecular spintronics; and magnetism in biology. Presentations focusing on synthesis, characterization, instrumentation development, theoretical and computational approaches are all welcome.

The organizing committee invites you to participate in this exciting event and benefit from the numerous possibilities that the City of Orlando provides to its visitors, from spectacular weather and the nearby coast with Caribbean beaches, to top-notch amusement parks and amenities (including Disney, Universal and the Kennedy Space Center).

Conference Chairs:

Stephen Hill (FSU)

Enrique del Barco (UCF)

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