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Newswise: Studying Ice to Understand Astrophysical Bodies
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    25-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Studying Ice to Understand Astrophysical Bodies

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Understanding the formation and evolution of ice in astrophysical environments can provide information about the physical conditions encountered in space and the chemical similarities and differences between planetary and stellar systems. At the AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition, Edith Fayolle, an astrochemist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will talk about how scientists are trying to understand properties of ice on astrophysical bodies, such as its formation, composition and sublimation -- the process by which ice transitions directly into gas, without being in its liquid phase in between.

Channels: All Journal News, Materials Science, Physics, Space and Astronomy, Technology,

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18-Oct-2019 2:25 PM EDT
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    24-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Evolution of Catalysts, Real-World Applications

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Electrocatalysts accelerate energy conversion, which is an integral component to many industrially important technologies, such as fuel cells. While many models show promising results to improving this approach, technologies to demonstrate a decrease in degradation to optimize performance are lacking. At the AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition, Serhiy Cherevko, a physicist at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, will talk about the challenges facing current electrocatalysis techniques and possible analytical tools to optimize this approach for widespread commercialization.

Channels: Climate Science, Energy, Physics, Technology, Scientific Meetings,

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18-Oct-2019 12:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: Improving Optical Characteristics of Thin Glass
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    24-Oct-2019 2:20 PM EDT

Improving Optical Characteristics of Thin Glass

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

In recent years, glass has become an important part of our day-to-day lives, acting as a physical boundary between humans and digital information and communication. At the AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition, Albert Fahey, an associate scientist at Corning Incorporated, will present on the methods scientists use to study the chemical and mechanical properties of glass and other optical surfaces, how they are working to better understand these surfaces and their limits, and what new things are being done to improve user friendliness.

Channels: Materials Science, Technology, Chemistry, Scientific Meetings,

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17-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Improving Mirrors for Astronomical Studies
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    24-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Improving Mirrors for Astronomical Studies

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Future space-based telescopes that may replace the Hubble Space Telescope will require access to the far-ultraviolet region, where light has a very short wavelength. However, astronomical observations in this region present challenges due to the oxidation of the aluminum films used in optical studies in FUV. At the AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition, David Boris, a physicist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, will discuss work being done to optimize aluminum thin films for use in space applications.

Channels: All Journal News, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Space and Astronomy,

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17-Oct-2019 3:15 PM EDT
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Newswise: White Beetles Inspire Understanding to Improve Energy Conservation
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    23-Oct-2019 5:45 PM EDT

White Beetles Inspire Understanding to Improve Energy Conservation

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Nature has inspired innovative research throughout human history, and three scientists recently studied white beetles to understand the physics of light scattering. At the AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition, researchers will talk about their study of these scales to better understand thin “super-white” coatings that can reject solar spectrum and radiate through transparent windows. By studying light scattering at such a small scale, they were able to calculate light scattering in the biological structures faster and more accurately.

Channels: All Journal News, Biotech, Energy, Engineering, Physics, Technology, Nature,

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16-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Medical Devices Modified with Nanoscale Beam Technology Thwart Dangerous Bacteria
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    23-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Medical Devices Modified with Nanoscale Beam Technology Thwart Dangerous Bacteria

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Scientists at Exogenesis Corporation are using accelerated neural atom beam technology, a low-energy accelerated particle beam, to bombard the surface of the medical devices on a very small scale. They found bacterial cells had a decreased ability to attach themselves to the treated surfaces. At the 66th annual AVS International Symposium and Exhibition, scientist and Exogenesis Corp. CEO Dimitry Shashkov will discuss how progress has been made to make implantable medical devices safer for patients by using ANAB.

Channels: All Journal News, Patient Safety, Physics, Technology,

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16-Oct-2019 3:40 PM EDT
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Newswise: Space Hardware Contamination Control Protocols Get Update
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    21-Oct-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Space Hardware Contamination Control Protocols Get Update

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab want to know more about the potential harmful effects of organic contamination on space exploration hardware and how to prevent it. They will talk about their research at the 66th annual AVS International Symposium and Exhibition. JPL scientist Martin Maxwell will present a session on how increased sensitivity of instruments and missions calls for an update in outdated contamination procedures.

Channels: All Journal News, Aviation and Aeronautics, Space and Astronomy, Mars, Technology,

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15-Oct-2019 3:20 PM EDT
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Newswise: Using Plasma Jets to Deliver Cancer Medication
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    21-Oct-2019 4:40 PM EDT

Using Plasma Jets to Deliver Cancer Medication

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Modern advances in oncology have significantly improved cancer survival rates. However, personalized treatment methods are necessary, since tumors may behave differently for different patients. At the AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition, Cristina Canal, a researcher at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, will present cold plasmas as a promising tool for minimally invasive cancer therapy. She will discuss the benefits of using plasma jets for cancer therapy, and explain the use of different liquid media, hydrogels and their properties.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Medical Meetings,

Released:
17-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Symmetries in Physical Systems Help Optimize Quantum Computing
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    21-Oct-2019 8:30 AM EDT

Symmetries in Physical Systems Help Optimize Quantum Computing

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

At the AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition, Oct. 20-25, Daniel Gunlycke will present a study on using symmetry to reduce the effects of random quantum entanglement in quantum computing applications. When deliberate, quantum entanglement can make algorithms more powerful and efficient, but uncontrolled entanglement adds unnecessary additional complexity to quantum computing, making algorithms suboptimal and more prone to error. Gunlycke says by reducing the frequency of accidental entanglements, quantum computing can be improved.

Channels: All Journal News, Particle Physics, Physics, Quantum Mechanics,

Released:
15-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: Save the Date: AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition on Oct. 20-25

Save the Date: AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition on Oct. 20-25

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Scientists and companies will showcase their latest research, tools, equipment and services at the AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition. The event will be held Oct. 20-25 in Columbus, Ohio. This will be a great opportunity for reporters to interact with experts in a variety of science fields, such as quantum science, plasmas, biomaterials, photonics, nanometer scale technology and more.

Channels: Engineering, Materials Science, Quantum Mechanics, Technology, Scientific Meetings,

Released:
19-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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