You are cordially invited to the 3rd Japanese-Russian Workshop on "Open Shell Compounds and Molecular Spin Devices," November 15-18, 2009, Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, Awaji Island, Japan. The 2nd Workshop was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia from October 16-17, 2008 after the 1st Workshop in Novosibirsk in 2007.
The conference room rates have been updated, and great reduction made for all the categories, including the rate for single use. The rate for single use is 12,000 JY per night with breakfast.
The deadline for all the room reservations is postponed by 2 pm on Nov. 6, 2009.
For guests who have already made the reservations will be informed by JTB that information on refund will be sent individually.

Aim and Scope of the Meeting:

The aim of the Workshop is to provide a basically bilateral but multilateral forum for discussions of interdisciplinary issues on open shell compounds and molecular spin science/technology among chemists, physicists and materials scientists. The Workshop will focus on syntheses of novel open shell compounds, recent applications, and quests for novel functionalities of open shell systems as diverse as; organic and inorganic chemistry, physics, biological science, materials and polymer science. Theoretical approaches also will be encouraged.


The scientific program includes the lectures of leading scientists, oral and posters presentations from both experimental and theoretical sides.@The official language of the workshop is English.
The issues relevant to the workshop are as follows:
Molecular designs of open shell compounds, magneto-active compounds, magnetic materials and molecular spin devices.
Synthesis and preparations of open shell compounds, high spin systems, 3D or low dimensional magneto-active materials and all other chemical entities mentioned below.
  • Mono- and polyradicals
  • Extremely stable radicals and open shell molecular entities
  • Multi-spin molecular systems
  • Metalloorganic paramagnetic molecules and hetero-spin complexes with novel molecular functionalities
  • Spin-mediated conducting molecular systems
  • Molecular spin clusters
  • Magnetic nanoparticles
  • Magnetic colloids
  • Single molecule or single chain magnets
  • Chiral magnets
  • Ferroelectric magnetic molecular systems
  • Biomolecules with magnetic implications
  • DNA based and/or bio-inspired magnetic systems
  • C60 and other fullerene-based magnetic molecular systems and materials
  • Semi-macroscopic magnetic systems
  • Radical batteries and/or molecular spin batteries
  • Spin/spin-energy transfer and energy storage systems/devices
  • Chemistry and physics of magneto-structural correlations
  • Molecular magnetism and spin dynamics of ground and/or excited states
  • Theory of spin-spin and spin-orbit interactions in molecular high spin systems
  • Ferroelectric molecular magnetism
  • Supramolecular chemistry of spin probing
  • Molecular spin based MRI
  • Molecular processes of radical batteries and/or molecular spin batteries
  • Spin/spin-energy transfer and energy storage
  • Quantum computing/Quantum information processing and molecular spins
  • Characterization of magnetic properties
Conference Schedule

Invited Speakers (Overseas)

  • Paul Lahti (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
  • Lawrence J. Berliner (University of Denver, USA)
  • Fernando Palacio (CSIC - University of Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Martin Baumgarten (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)
  • Lahcène Ouahab (Université de Rennes1, France)
  • J. V. Yakhmi (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India)
  • Aaron Micalleff (The University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Renad Sagdeev (International Tomography Center, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Victor Ovcharenko (International Tomography Center, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Elena Bagryanskaya (International Tomography Center, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Andrey Zibarev (Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Andrey Kh. Vorobiev (Moscow State University, Russia)
  • Gleb Abakumov (G. A. Razuvaev Inst. of Organomet. Chem., Russia)
  • Andrey Poddelskiy (G. A. Razuvaev Inst. of Organomet. Chem., Russia)
  • Viacheslav Kuropatov (G. A. Razuvaev Inst. of Organomet. Chem., Russia)
  • Galina Skubnevskaya (Institute Chemical Kinetics & Combustion, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Vitaliy Morozov (International Tomography Center, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Evgeny Tretyakov (International Tomography Center, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Matvey Fedin (International Tomography Center, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Sergey Veber (International Tomography Center, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Roman Morgunov (Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Moscow, Russia)
  • Fedor Mushenok (Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Moscow, Russia)

Abstract Submission:

The abstract in both Word and PDF files should be send to the following E-mail address:

The abstract should be prepared in single space on an A4-size sheet (297 x 210 mm) with margins of 25 mm. Times New Roman font (12 pts for text) is recommended. The deadline for the abstract submission is October 16, 2009.

Microsoft Word template for the abstract


Online registration is now available. The deadline for the registration will be October 1, 2009.

If you have any difficulties registrating on the web, send the following information to the organizing committee.

  1. Full Name:
  2. Organization:
  3. Country:
  4. Address:
  5. Email Address:
  6. Tentative Title of the Paper:
  7. Type of Presentation: Oral / Poster / No Preference
  8. Accompanying Person:
  9. Do you need assistance for obtaining a travel visa? Yes / No

Registration Fee and Method of Payment:

The registration fee includes Abstracts Book, Welcome Party, Conference Dinner, coffee/tea for breaks, and all social events. The fee should be paid in cash at the conference site.

Registration fee: 30,000 yen
(35,000 yen after October 2, 2009)
20,000 yen for students

Social Programs and Tours:

Traditional Joruri puppet theater will be planned. Also, a special tour to World heritage, Himeji-Castle, as the conference excursion, is planned. The whole Castle will be covered soon so as to be under great repair. The tour will be the last chance to visit inside the Castle. All the participants who wish to visit the Castle are cordially invited, free of charge. Box lunch will be served in chartered busses. The tour registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. For the tour registration, visit the Hotel Reservation website, or send your E-Mail to Post-conference tour plans will be available at the conference site and provided by JTB:

Sunrise Tours, JTB

Venue and Access:

All conference activities will be take place at the conference center, Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, Awaji Island, Japan.
Tel: 81+(0)799-74-1020
Fax: 81+(0)799-74-1021

The conference center is conveniently located from Kansai International Airport and from Shin-Kobe Station of Shin-Kansen JR line. The center has easy access to Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka.

Easy access from all over the world


Western-style, single- or twin-use (or triple-use) bedroom accommodations at a conference rate, with breakfast included, have been reserved in the Westin Awaji Island Hotel, adjoined and connected to the conference center. The Westin Awaji Island Hotel is a full-service facility at the seaside.
Tel: +81-(0)799-74-1111
Fax: +81-(0)799-74-1100

The online room reservations are now available.

Visa Application:

Visas issued from the Foreign Ministry of Japan are required to enter Japan from Russia. For the visa issue, Russian participants should contact the Japanese Embassy in Russia. If you require assistance in obtaining a travel Visa, you must request assistance from the conference chairperson.


October 1, 2009-Early registration
October 16, 2009-Abstract submission
November 2,2009
November 6, 2009
-Hotel reservation
Contact Information:
Takeji Takui, Professor (Chairperson)
Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science
Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University
3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-8585, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)6-6605-2605 / Fax: +81-(0)6-6605-2522
Kazunobu Sato, Professor (Executive Secretary)
Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science
Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University
3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-8585, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)6-6605-3072 / Fax: +81-(0)6-6605-2522