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where things evolve…from the micro to the macro

IVS Webinar Series

"Big Topics from Top Scientists”

IVS Webinar Series
March 17, 2021 at 15:00 (Israel time)
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Organic-based Magnets: New Materials for the 21st Century
Prof. ​Joel S. Miller
Department of Chemistry
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0850 USA


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


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

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




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.