where things evolve…from the micro to the macro


There is so much in it

Thin films

at the cutting edge


where things evolve…from the micro to the macro

Israel Italy Workshop on Advanced Materials June 27th


The Israel Vacuum Society (IVS) and the Italian Embassy in Israel invite you to the

Israel-Italy Workshop on Advanced Materials

(synthesis, characterization, properties, and applications)

@ the Nanocenter, building 206, Bar Ilan University,

Monday, 27th June

Click for Registration


Workshop Program


Meet The Speakers



We kept the registration fee to a bare minimum to encourage maximum attendance—a registration fee- 200 students, 300 faculty.

 Groups of 5 or more can register via bank transfer – please send an email to Dr. Barak Shapira

 The goal is to enhance bilateral research collaborations between Italy and Israel.


IVS Webinar Series

"Big Topics from Top Scientists”

IVS Webinar Series
May 11, 2022 at 14:00 (Israel Time)

Click here for the webinar page
​Prof. Hossam Haick
Faculty of Chemical Engineering,

Fellow of AVS 2020

Our hearty congratulations to Dr. Sidney Cohen for being named a Fellow of AVS. The fellowship recognizes outstanding scientific contributions of an AVS member.

IVS Spotlight Articles

IVS - Spotlight Articles

A work by Prof. Igor Rahinov (former President of IVS), and his collaborators from Germany, the US, India, and Greece, was recently published in Science

In this work, the researchers demonstrated that vibrationally excited molecules can survive much longer than expected on metal surfaces – suggesting that vibrational excitation might promote or modify heterogeneously catalyzed Langmuir-Hinshelwood chemistry on metals. In their experiments, IR laser excitation was used to prepare short pulses of vibrationally excited CO(v=2) molecules that impinged and scattered from a clean Au(111) surface. By quantum-state-resolved scattering studied in temporally and spatially resolved fashion this work has demonstrated that vibrationally excited molecules, prepared in the v=2 state retain significant vibrational excitation, even after residing ~100 ps on Au(111). Furthermore, they have shown that the vibrational relaxation time can serve as an internal clock to follow the microscopic pathways of adsorption and equilibration on the surface. Based on molecular beam experiments and theoretical modeling the researchers have revealed the intricate interplay between physisorption and chemisorption states for the prototypical CO/Au(111) system, relevant to many other heterogeneous systems.

Science Magazine link for the full paper


National Workshop on Surface Science of Catalytic Systems Feb 27-28, 2022

Click here for details

91ST IUVSTA Workshop on Surface Chemistry of Catalytic Systems

Click here for details