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Red Kite II – September 18th 2012

The second meeting of the Red Kite Network will be held on Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at ISIS.

Attendance will be free of charge and there will be a transport from Oxford and a drinks reception thanks to generous sponsorship from ISIS.  There will also be a tour of the ISIS facility, however we need to know how many people are coming for safety as well as the nicer things, like making sure we don’t run out of tea, coffee, and nibbles.

The tour will be followed by a microsymposium, comprising a number of short talks by local speakers, focussed on the use of neutrons.


12.15 pm Coach Leaves South Parks Road
1.00 pm Arrival at R80 (ISIS Target Station 2)
1:15 pm Tours start
2:15 pm Tea, Coffee and Posters in R22
3.15 pm ISIS Personnel Introduction and Welcome
3.20 pm Stephen Hull (ISIS) ISIS Neutron Diffraction Facilities and Research
4.00 pm Joseph Paddison (Oxford/ISIS) “Order within Chaos: the Magnetic Structures of Paramagnets”
4.15 pm Sebastian Busch (Oxford) “Probing the Structure of the Peptide GPG-NH2 in Solution with Neutron Diffraction”
4.30 pm Roger Johnson (ISIS/Oxford) “Multiferroic Materials”
4.45 pm Sam Callear (ISIS) “Order and Disorder in Lithium Borohydride”
5.00 pm Wine reception and Posters
6.00 pm Coach departs for Oxford.


There will be a general structural science poster session and as before, the best will be rewarded.

In order to ensure there is enough tea/coffee/cake/poster prizes/seats on the bus, please let Amber L. Thompson (amber.thompson @ chem.ox.ac.uk) or Marek Jura (marek.jura @ stfc.ac.uk) know.  If you need transport from Oxford, we need to know BY MONDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER, otherwise we need a complete list of names by FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER to arrange security clearance for the tours of ISIS. So, please let us know:

– Whether you need transport from Oxford
– If you would like to go on the tour of the ISIS facility
– Whether you are going to bring a poster (it doesn’t have to be neutron based)
– If you would prefer not to be added to the private announcement mailing list


Advanced Notice – Next Meeting September 18th 2012

The next Red Kite event will be held on 18th September 2012 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories and will be organised and hosted by ISIS.

The full programme will be announced nearer the time, but it will include a tour of ISIS, talks, poster sessions and a wine reception.  Transport from Oxford will be provided.

Please make a note in your diary, it looks like it will be an excellent event and we look forward to seeing you there.

January 2012 Meeting – Update

Thank-you to all the speakers and attendees who made this a great event.  For those who missed it, the first meeting, held in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford was a great success and the program is available to download. A short poster session was held after lunch and first prize was awarded to Elena Marelli (Reading), with Matt Langton and Callum Young (Oxford) as runners up. Photos are shown below; see you all again next year!

Prof. Bill David Presents
Prof. Bill David Presents


The audience listen attentively
The audience listen attentively


Poster presentation
Poster presentation


A Red Kite chilling out after the event
A Red Kite chilling out after the event


First Meeting – January 12th 2012

The inaugural meeting of the Red Kite Crystallographers will be held on Thursday 12th January, 2012 in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford.

Attendance will be free of charge.  The meeting will consist of three sessions, each commencing with a half hour Plenary delivered by a leading academic, followed by a three shorter talks by younger researchers.


9:00 Set up Posters etc.
9:50 Introduction
10:00 Prof. Harry L. Anderson (Oxford) “Porphyrin Nanorings”
10:30 Claire Murray (Reading/Diamond) “Pairwise Assembly of Organopalladium(II) Centres with the Cyanurato(3-) Ligand”
10:45 Nick White (Oxford) “Towards Selective Anion Binding inside Interlocked Molecules”
11:00 Dr. Fraser White (Oxford Diffraction/Agilent) “Copper or Molybdenum? A Comparative Study”
11:15 Tea Break
11:45 Prof. Bill I. F. David (ISIS) “Structure-property Relationships in Lightweight Hydrides – Playing the Odds”
12:15 Stefan Sedlmaier (Oxford) “Synthesis, Identification and Characterisation of novel, condensed Oxonitridophosphates and Phosphorus Oxonitrides”
12:30 Karim Sutton (Oxford/Diamond) “Exploiting the Tunable Wavelength Capabilities of Beamline I19″
12:45 Michael Kelly (Oxford) “Exploring Catalysts for Novel Hydrogen Storage Materials”
1:00 Lunch (Not included)
2:00 Posters
2:30 Dr. Andrew L. Goodwin (Oxford) “Size Matters: The Anomalous Mechanics of Frameworks”
3:00 Dr. Jeppe Christensen (RCaH) “Dynamical Structural Science at RCaH”
3:20 Dr. Matthias Gutmann (ISIS) “A Combined Neutron, X-ray and Computational Study of Croconic Acid”
3:40 Dr. Robin Owen (Diamond) “Exploiting Fast Detectors and Bright Beamlines for Room Temperature MX at the Synchrotron”
4:00 Close


Those not speaking are encouraged to bring posters and the best will be rewarded.

Lunch is not included, but will be available from either the Chemistry Canteen, the Biochemistry Café or the University Staff Club on the day.  Alternatively you can bring a packed lunch.  Parking is notoriously difficult in Oxford, so please keep that in mind if travelling and we would recommend the train or Park & Ride.

In order to ensure there is enough tea/coffee/cake/poster boards, please let Amber L. Thompson (amber.thompson @ chem.ox.ac.uk) or Richard I. Cooper (richard.cooper @ chem.ox.ac.uk) know BY MONDAY if you are coming and whether you are going to bring a poster.