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11th Alpine Conference

The 11th Alpine Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Solids will take place in Chamonix Mont-Blanc (France) from the 15th to the 19th September 2019.
The members of the Scientific Committee for this edition include Lucio Frydman, Arno Kentgens and Tatyana Polenova.

List of Talks

The list of speakers is now available online.  On the Program page, you will find the alphabetical list of the speakers who have accepted to give an oral presentation, as well as the title of their talk (the detailed program will not be available before the conference starts).

Registration and abstract submission are now closed !

The registration to the 10th Alpine Conference is now closed, but you can still register on the waiting list. You will be able to validate your registration if a place opens up.

Alpine 10 – On-line registration is opened !

Deadline for registration : 31 May 2017

Alpine 10 – Invited Speakers

We are happy to announce that the following speakers have already accepted to participate: Sharon Ashbrook (St Andrews, UK), Clare Grey (Cambridge, UK), Arno P.M. Kentgens (Nijmegen, NL), Guido Pintacuda (Lyon, F), Tatyana Polenova (Newark, DE), Jeffrey A. Reimer (Berkeley, CA), Chad Rienstra (Urbana, IL), and Robert Tycko (Bethesda, MD).

Alpine 9 – External Lecture

A highlight special lecture will be delivered by Jonathan N. Coleman.


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 honour of Alex Pines.
 The detailed program of this Symposium is available here.

Program of the 4th Alpine Conference


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