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New feature : round tables !

Poster sessions will be replaced with round-table sessions dedicated to discussions on key themes selected from the abstracts submitted to our Scientific Committee. Each of you will have the opportunity to present your piece of work to a selected audience!

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).

Instructions for poster presentations

Max. size: 0.90 m (width) x 1.80 m (height)

Alpine 9 – External Lecture

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

Alpine 9 – Venue to Chamonix

Chamonix Mont-Blanc is about 1 hour from Geneva Airport and 2 hours from Lyon by car.


In Memory of Regitze R. Vold


International Programme Committee


Hanz W. Spiess (Mainz), Chairman

Robin K.Harris (Durham)

Malcom H.Levitt (Stockholm)


Program of the 1st Alpine Conference


Monday 13th September 1999


8:30am-12:00 Session I (J. S. Waugh, Chair)


Solid-State NMR: Structural and Dynamical Investigations

B. H. Meier, M. Ernst, M. Tomaselli, J. van Beek, D. Knecht, M. Nijman, A. Verhoeven and R. Verel


Rotational Resonance: Homonuclear Recoupling in a Four-13C Spin System

S. Dusold, H. Maisel and A. Sebald


Faster MAS

A. Samoson and T. Tuherm


Heteronuclear Chemical Shift Correlation in Solid-State NMR by Through-Bond Multiple-Quantum Spectroscopy

Anne Lesage, Dimitris Sakellariou, Patrick Charmont, Stefan Steuernagel and Lyndon Emsley


Double Frequency Sweeps in Static, MAS and MQMAS NMR

D. Iuga and A.P.M. Kentgens


Multiple-Quantum Spin Counting and Filtration with Fast MAS

Axel Heindrichs, Helen Geen and Jeremy Titman



2:30pm-6:00 Session II (M.H. Levitt, Chair)


31P CSA Recoupling in Lipids

Dror E. Warschawski, Ludovic Berthelot and Philippe F. Devaux


Structure Determination of Membrane-Associated Amyloid-beta-Peptide Using Novel High Resolution Solid State NMR

Gerhard Groebner, Clemens Glaubitz and Anthony Watts


31P-NMR Spectroscopy of a Single Crystal of the Protein Complex p21(ras):GppNHp

Michael Stumber, Matthias Geyer and Ulrich Haeberlen


Investigation of Cellulose Ultrastructure Using 13C CP-MAS and Spin Diffusion Experiments

Laurent Heux


On the Roles of Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy in Structural Studies of Proteins

Stanley J. Opella



Tuesday 14th September


8:30am-12:00 Session III (H. W. Spiess, Chair)


Recoupling by Helical Pulse Sequences in Magic Angle Spinning NMR

Andreas Brinkmann, Mattias Edén and Malcolm H. Levitt

Structure, Mobility, and Interface Characterization of Self-Organized Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials by Solid-State NMR

Susan M. De Paul, Josef W. Zwanziger, Ralph Ulrich, Ulrich Wiesner and Hans W. Spiess

13C/15N MAS NMR Spectroscopy on Oriented Membrane Proteins: Structural Information from CSA Tensor Orientation and MAS Recoupling Experiments

C. Glaubitz, G. Groebner, J. Mason, I. Burnett and A. Watts

19F as a Structural Reporter in Biological Membranes

Anne S. Ulrich, Stephan L. Grage, Sergii Afonin

Solid State NMR Study of Polymorphism and Nonclassical Phase Transformation in 3MeDNB.

Asher Schmidt, Shifra Kababya, Michael Appel, Mark Botoshansky, Soliman Khatib, and Yoav Eichen.

1H Double-Quantum MAS NMR Spectroscopy: An Investigation of Aromatic Pi Packing Effects and Hydrogen Bonding

Steven P. Brown, Ingo Schnell, Hans Wolfgang Spiess


6:00pm-7:00 Session IV (H. W. Spiess, Chair)

Special External Lecture

The Limits of Crystallography and Electron Microscopy to Elucidate Structure and Mechanisms of Biopolymers

Hartmut Michel,
Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysik, Frankfurt, Germany



Wednesday 15th September


8:30am-12:00 Session V (L. Emsley, Chair)


Dipolar Order Under Fast Magic-Angle Spinning

T. Charpentier, F. Dzheparov, J.-F. Jacquinot and J. Virlet.

Use of the "Beta" Sine-Correlation Technique to Measure Weak Dipolar Interactions in Ordered Soft Condensed Matter

P.T. Callaghan and E.T. Samulski

Extensions to the FIREMAT Experiment

D. W. Alderman, Jian Zhi Hu and David M. Grant

Spin Decoupling in Solid-State NMR

Matthias Ernst and Beat H. Meier

Multiple-Pulse NMR Spectroscopy: Methodology and Applications

N.C. Nielsen, M. Hohwy, T.S. Untidt, M. Bak, F.H.Larsen, J.T. Rasmussen and H.J. Jakobsen


2:30pm-6:00 Session VI (S. Caldarelli, Chair)


Solid-State NMR Studies of Local Structure and Dynamics in Ionic Conductors, Battery Materials and Oxyflourides

Clare P. Grey, Young Joo Lee, Francis Wang and Lin Shu Du

New Kind of Structure Information From Resolved Single-Crystal Proton-NMR Spectra

Christoph Meinel, Herbert Zimmermann and Ulrich Haeberlen

6Li and 7Li Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy of Nitrogen Ceramic Phase

P. Kempgens, M.J. Leach, R.K. Harris and D.P. Thompson

High Resolution 17-O NMR Investigations of Oxides

Lucy M. Bull, Ray Dupree, Ago Samoson and Joachim Sauer

71Ga NMR of Reference GaIV, GaV, and GaVI Compounds by MAS and QPASS, Extension of Ga/Al NMR Parameters Correlation

D. Massiot, T. Vosegaard, N. Magneron, D. Trumeau, V. Montouillout, P. Berthet, T. Loizeau and B. Bujoli

Organic Molecules at Siliceous Interfaces

B.F. Chmelka



Thursday 16th September


8:30am-12:00 Session VII (R. K. Harris, Chair)


Quadrupolar Nuclei to Probe Local Order and Disorder

J.-P. Amoureux and M. Pruski

7Li NMR in LixCoO2 : Making Use of The Hyperfine Interactions with Electron Spins

M. Menetrier, I. Saadoune, S. Levasseur and C. Delmas

NMR Evidence of Alkali Ordering Around Bridging and Non-Bridging Oxygen in an Alkali Silicate Glass

P. J. Grandinetti, P. Florian, T. M. Clark, K. E. Vermillion and J. F. Stebbins

Study of Reorientational Dynamics in Binary Glass Formers by Means of 2H-2D-NMR

P. Medick, M. Vogel and E. Roessler

Fragile and Strong MMA-Imide Copolymers: A Solid-State 13C NMR Investigation

B.Bordes, F.Laupretre, L.Monnerie

Centerband-Only Detection of Exchange and Other Tensor Correlation NMR Techniques for Elucidating Polymer Structure and Dynamics

K. Schmidt-Rohr, E. R. de Azevedo, H. Kaji, M. G. Dunbar, T. J. Bonagamba, W. Hu and D. J. Harris