The 4th Alpine Conference

The 4th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR

Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France 11-15 September 2005

Dedicated to Alex Pines,
on the occasion of his 60th birthday

International Programme Committee

Malcolm Levitt (Southampton), Chairman

Dieter Suter (Dortmund)

Stanley Opella (San Diego) 


Pines’ Symposium

The scientific part of the 4th Alpine Conference on Solid State NMR started on sunday 11th, with a celebration in honor of Alex Pines.
The detailed program of this Symposium is available here.

Monday 12th September 2005


8:30-12:00am Session I (M. Mehring, chair)

Natural Abundance Powder Crystallography by Proton NMR
Lyndon Emsley

Advances in NMR Crystallography of Powders
Francis Taulelle

Towards Understanding Heteronuclear Decoupling in Rotating Solids
Matthias Ernst and Beat H. Meier

Magic Angle Spinning NMR Investigations of Ligand Binding in G-Protein Coupled Receptors
Suzanne Kiihne, Alain F.L. Creemers, V.R.Prasad Ratnala, Petra Bovee-Geurts, Willem J. De Grip, Francesco Buda, Johan Lugtenburg, Rob Leurs, Huub J.M. De Groot

Modelling Abundant-Spin Linewidths in Solid-State NMR
Paul Hodgkinson, Vadim E. Zorin, Steven P Brown

J-Coupling Based Homo- and Hetero-Nuclear Correlations Involving Quadrupole in Crystalline and Amorphous Solids
Dominique Massiot, Franck Fayon, Valérie Montouillout, Dinu Iuga, Claudia Morais, Zhehong Gan



2:30-3:50pm Session II (D. Suter, chair)

Detection of a Single Electron Spin by Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy
Daniel Rugar

Magnetic Resonance on Single Defects in Diamond: Application in Quantum Information Processing
Fedor Jelezko, Torsten Gaebel, Iulian Popa, Michael Domhan, Christoffer Wittmann, Joerg Wrachtrup

Tuesday 13th September


8:30-12:00am Session III (M. Duer, chair)

Efficient Spin-Spin Scalar Coupling Mediated 13C-13C Polarization Transfer in Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
Jerry Chan, Yun Mou, John Chao

CMHORROR: Homonuclear Recoupling with Cosine Modulated RF
Gaël De Paëpe, Jòzef Lewandowski, Marvin J. Bayro, Robert G. Griffin

REREDOR – a Solid-State NMR Tool for Site-Specific Determination of distances and Molecular Dynamics
Christoph Deller, Anke Hoffmann, Ingo Schnell

Hartmann-Hahn Cross-Polarization Solid-state NMR Techniques for Measurements of Heteronuclear Dipolar Couplings
Sergey Dvinskikh, Herbert Zimmermann, Dick Sandström, Arnold Maliniak

Decoherence in Wide Quantum Registers
Hans Georg Krojanski, Dieter Suter

Insights into the Ion Dynamics of Lithium Ion Conductors from Multi-dimensional 6Li
Sandra Faske, Michael Vogel, Hellmut Eckert


6:00-7:40pm Session IV (E. Lippmaa, chair)

Sixty Years of Ups and Downs
Alex Pines

Ultrafast Timescales in Chemical Biology: Some Uses for Optical Analogues of NMR
David Klug

Wednesday 14th September


8:30-12:00am Session V (W.S. Warren, chair)

Probing Weak C…O Hydrogen Bonds in Maltose Anomers by a Combined Experimental Solid-State NMR and Computational Approach
Steven P. Brown, Tran N. Pham, Ana M. Gil, Ana M. Amado, Francesco Mauri, Jonathan R. Yates, Chris J. Pickard

Probing Secondary Structure and Backbone Dynamics of Fibrillar Full-Length Alpha-Synuclein by Solid-State NMR
Henrike Heise, Wolfgang Hoyer, Stefan Becker, Ovidiu Andronesi, Vinod Subramaniam, Thomas Jovin, Marc Baldus

Solid-State NMR of Membrane Proteins in Bilayers
Francesca Marassi, Jungyuen Choi, Franzin Carla, Xiao-min Gong

Transverse Magnetization and Spin Dynamics in a Cu(II) S=1/2 Antiferromagnetic Chain Observed by 13C NMR
Hans-Henning Klauss, Anja U.B. Wolter, P. Wzietek, S. Süllow, F.J. Litterst, A. Honecker, W. Brenig, R. Feyerherm

Water-Protein Hydrogen Exchange in the Micro-Crystalline Protein Crh as Observed by Solid State NMR Spectroscopy
Anja Böckmann, Michel Juy, Emmanuel Bettler, Lyndon Emsley, Anne Galinier, François Penin, Anne Lesage

Optically Polarized Ga-69 NMR of Gaas in Bulk Single Crystals and in Heterostructured Devices
Sophia Hayes, Kannan Ramaswamy, Stacy Mui



2:30-4:00pm Session VI (S.J. Opella, chair)

NMR Studies of (1) Viral Fusion Peptides and Proteins and (2) High-Temperature Metal Selenophosphate Syntheses
David Weliky, R. Mark Worden, Mercouri Kanatzidis, Jaime Curtis, Casey Preston, In Chung, Zhaoxiong Zheng, Angela Karst, Jason Criscione, Michele Bodner, Charles Gabrys, Wei Qiang, Christian Canlas, Rong Yang, Paul Parkanzky, Christopher Wasniewski

MQMAS NMR with Improved Efficiency Using Multiplex Phase Cycling
Nicolas Malicki, Luis Mafra, João Rocha, Christian Fernandez

2-H Double-Quantum MAS NMR Studies of Motion in Polymers and Other Solids
Stephen Wimperis

Thursday 15th September


8:30-12:00am Session VII (M.H. Levitt, chair)

Sensitivity-Enhancement Techniques in Solid-State NMR
Beat H. Meier, Christian Degen, Qiong Lin, Marco Tomaselli, Monika Hronska, Jacco Van Beek

Solid-State NMR of Molecular Hydrogen Trapped Inside an Open-Cage Fullerene
Marina Carravetta, Ole G. Johannessen, Ivo Heinmaa, Raivo Stern, Michihisa Murata, Yasujiro Murata, Koichi Komatsu, Anthony J. Horsewill, Ago Samoson, Malcolm H. Levitt

Homonuclear Dipolar Lattice Sums and Distances – Methods and Applications
Jörn Schmedt Auf Der Günne

Continuous Flow Hyperpolarized 129Xe NMR Studies of Nanostructured Materials and Polymers
Roberto Simonutti, Michele Mauri, Silvia Bracco, Angiolina Comotti, Piero Sozzani

Cross Effect Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Using Biradicals
Kan-Nian Hu, Changsik Song, Hsiao-hua Yu, Vikram S. Bajaj, Timothy M. Swager, Robert G. Griffin

67Zn and 25Mg Solids-State NMR Spectroscopy of Systems of Biological Interest. A Low Temperature Solid-State NMR Experiment
Andrew S. Lipton, Robert Heck, Jesse Sears, Paul D. Ellis