Satellite Meeting – XeMat
XeMat 2012 in Dublin
The XeMat 2012 will be held in Dublin from June 27 (Wednesday) through June 29 (Friday) and it will merge for the Friday afternoon with the COST Hyperpolarization Spin Physics and Methodology meeting prior to the ‘EUROMAR 2012’ conference. There are a number of common interests in the DNP, para-hydrogen and hyperpolarized noble gas communities, for instance due to the need of fast data acquisition and benefit from advanced data sampling methods.
The XeMat 2012 will be organized by the Thomas Meersmann and Galina Pavlovskaya from the Translational Magnetic Resonance Imaging Group located at the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre at the University of Nottingham.
The XeMat 2012 is planned as a conference that brings together scientists from around the world working in the field of hyperpolarized noble gas NMR including medical sciences. This newly extended focus of the XeMat will contribute to generate useful synergies between the disciplines. For instance the properties of xenon, such as its high solubility in materials, fluids, and tissue together with the associated chemical shift have been used in medical imaging but also in materials. Gas dynamics can be explored with hp 129Xe MRI and enables fluid dynamics studies of compressible fluids but can also be used as a source of contrast in pulmonary diagnosis. In some cases the approaches across the disciplines are similar but this is not always the case. Furthermore, the development of new MR methodology in clinical or pre-clinical studies often requires lengthy approval processes that are not needed for material science studies. The different solutions for the various tasks may provide new approaches of interest for scientist across the disciplines.
Abstracts, Programme & Meeting Location
Click here to register for the XeMat 2012 Meeting. Early Bird Registration is open until April 25th 2012. After this date the registration fee of €380 will apply.
Registaion Fee: €330/€380. Registration includes access to all the XeMat conference sessions, daily lunch and tea and coffee breaks and conference materials.
General Information about XeMat
The XeMat 2012 symposium in Dublin, Ireland will be the fifth triennial meeting following its predecessors arranged in Sestri Levante, Italy (2000), Nice, France (2003), Ottawa, Canada (2006), and Kuusamo, Finland 2009.
The XeMat (Xenon in Materials) was originally initiated as a symposium for NMR scientist in material sciences working with noble gases, in particular xenon-129. The NMR spectroscopic properties of xenon are extremely sensitive to the surroundings of a xenon atom making the method suitable for research on the properties of various materials. However, with the advent of hyperpolarized (hp) xenon-129, enabled through spin exchange optical pumping, MR studies ranging from basic physics to medical applications have become possible. Hp xenon-129 NMR and MRI are therefore a technology that is of inherent interdisciplinary nature far beyond material science applications.
Mitchell Albert, Harvard Med. School and Thunder Bay Reg. Res. Institute, Ontario
Stephan Appelt, Forschungszentrum Jülich, *
Geoffrey Bodenhausen, EPF Lausanne; ENS Paris *
Russ Bowers, University of Florida, Gainesville
Eike Brunner, University of Dresden
Ivan Dmochowski, University of Pennsylvania
Bastiaan Driehuys, Duke University
Jacques Fraissard, Université Pierre et Marie Curie and ESPCI, LPEM,
Bill Hersman, University of New Hampshire
Jukka Jokisaari, University of Oulu, Finland
Igor Moudravoski, National Research Council, Ottawa
Rahim Rizi, University of Pennsylvania
Brian Saam, University of Utah
Giles Santyr, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario
Hans Spiess, Max Planck Institute, Mainz
Jim Wild, University of Sheffield *
*(joint Friday afternoon session with COST meeting)