General Information

This Commission of the International Union of Crystallography focuses on experimental and theoretical work on charge spin and momentum densities. The aim is to combine experimental techniques, theory and computations to come to a coherent understanding of electronic charge, spin and momentum densities in atoms, molecules and condensed matter. The Commission usually meets at the

which are held in consecutive years, and on a three-year cycle. The time format for the Gordon Research Conference on Electron Distribution and Chemical Bonding will be however changed to a two-year cycle after the next GRC to be held in 2013. There is an ongoing discussion on how to handle the ensuing problems related to the Commission's activities planning.


Dr. Béatrice Gillon (France)
LLB (CEA-CNRS), Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique and Centre National de Recherche Scientifique), Centre d'Etudes de Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
Telephone: +33-01-6908-2791
Fax: +33-01-6908-8261

Important News

The Book "Modern Charge Density Analysis" edited by Carlo Gatti and Piero Macchi is now published by Springer, see the link.

This book contains 21 chapters, authored by many experts in the field and presents the state of the art of the research in this area.


Gordon research Conference on "Electron distribution and Chemical Bonding"
Les Diablerets (Switzerland) June 2-7, 2013

ORGANIZERS: P. Macchi (Chair, Bern Univ., Switzerland), W. Scherer (Co-chair, Augsburg Univ., Germany)

27th European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM27)
Bergen, Norway
August 7-11, 2012

The 27th European Crystallographic Meeting will be held in Bergen, organized by the Norwegian crystallographers in August 2012. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet again at the European level, after the XXII IUCr meeting in Madrid, and following the ECM26 held in Darmstadt.

ORGANIZER: K. W. Törnroos, University of Bergen, Norway

SECRETARY: C.H. Görbitz, University of Oslo, Norway

6th European charge density meeting (ECDM6)
High Tatras (Slovakia)
September 15-20, 2012

Prof. S. Biskupic, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Assoc. Prof. J. Kožíšek, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava