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IVS Webinar Series

"Big Topics from Top Scientists”

IVS Webinar Series
June 30, 2021 at 15:00 (Israel Time)

Click here for the webinar page
​Prof. Alexander Star
Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh


IVS Student Conference - JULY 15, 2021 - ONLINE

IVS 2021 Student Conference - ONLINE July 15

Online registration and abstract submission is now open

In lieu of face-to-face meetings, several virtual sessions will run parallelly, where students will present their work and ideas to their peers and engage in interactive discussions. What’s more? Guest lectures, virtual poster sessions, a career panel, and separate virtual rooms with various companies. This event will continue to reaffirm an uninterrupted flow of knowledge during this global pandemic.

Stay tuned


The AVS 67th International Symposium - October 24-29 in Charolotte

The AVS symposium, October 24-29 in Charolotte, NC USA. Abstract deadline May 3, 2021. Featuring Technical and Poster Sessions on Emerging Topics Related to Materials, Processing & Interfaces + Short Courses and an Equipment Exhibition.
October 24-29, 2021 | Charlotte Convention Center | Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

AVS 2021 International Twitter Poster Competition - June 2-3, 2021

The American Vacuum Society (AVS) is excited to announce the AVS 2021 International Twitter Poster Competition,
a new online venue to share your research with a global audience. 
Register Here by May 31, 2021 • #AVSPosters2021




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.

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


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.

Bilateral workshop on Nanomaterials for the Future

The IVS and the Italian Embassy’s joint venture

The ONLINE workshop was held on 28th October 2020

For more information, follow the website link for the workshop

Click here for the the video sessions

IVS-IPSTA 2020 - 38th Annual Conference - ONLINE

The 38th Annual Conference of the Israel Vacuum Society, jointly with Israeli Conference on Plasma Science and Applications
was a success
IVS-IPSTA 2020 - December 13, 2020
Click here for the Conference Program

 Click here to download the book of abstracts