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IVS-IPSTA 2020 - 38th Annual Conference - ONLINE

SAVE THE DATE and join us at the 38th Annual Conference of the Israel Vacuum Society, to be held jointly with Israeli Conference on Plasma Science and Applications - IVS-IPSTA 2020, now ONLINE on December 13, 2020.


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Call for IVS-2020 Awards - Deadline November 12, 2020

Call for IVS-2020 Abstracts - Deadline November 13, 2020

 

Bilateral workshop on Nanomaterials for the Future

The IVS and the Italian Embassy’s joint venture

Join us online on October 28, 2020, 10:00 IST.

There is no registration fee.

For more information, follow the website link for the workshop
The schedule for the workshop can be found here.

https://avs67.avs.org/

AVS 67 Virtual Showcase

AVS 67 Virtual Showcase -October 27-29, 2020, 10:00 am-1:15 pm. (EDT). Featuring Three FREE Live Sessions on Emerging Topics Related to Materials, Processing & Interfaces

With the unfortunate cancellation of the AVS 67th International Symposium & Exhibition, AVS is pleased to present the AVS 67 Virtual Showcase to be held October 27-29, 2020, 10:00 am-1:15 pm. (EDT). Like the AVS International Symposium, this Virtual Showcase will also cover a range of emerging topics related to materials, processing, and interfaces in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Virtual Showcase will consist of three live sessions filled with invited speakers and award talks, live Q&A, other highlights, and special events.

For further information, please visit the AVS 67 Virtual Showcase page.

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

 

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

 

91ST IUVSTA WORKSHOP on Surface Chemistry of Catalytic Systems

The workshop will tentatively take place between February 27th - March 3rd, 2022. Dates might change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More details will follow.

The IVS-MRS Student Zoom-Conference July, 2020 was a success

The IVS-MRS 2020 Student Conference held on July 20, 2020 via Zoom, was a success.