Sept. 30, 2008 -- The AVS 55th International Symposium next month in Boston will showcase research from across the spectrum of science and engineering devoted to research on such topics as nanotechnology, alternative energy, materials research, and medicine.
Reporters are invited to attend the conference free of charge. Registration instructions and other information may be found at the end of this news release. Brief highlights of the 1,300 talks at the meeting are listed below.
LUBRICATION IN OUTER SPACE
Launch vibration, the harsh vacuum environment of space, and cycling between high and low temperatures make for complicated design of coating and lubricants used in satellites and launch vehicles. See http://www.avssymposium.org/paper.asp?abstractID=198.
THIN, FLEXIBLE MONITORS
A flexible organic LED display system made from 50-micron-thick films still operates when rolled into a cylinder with a 5-mm diameter See: http://www.avssymposium.org/paper.asp?abstractID=115.
"... Fluorescence in corals is optical alchemy, a magical transformation of ultraviolet or blue light to a rainbow of intense hues... a marvel of physics in action..." See http://www.avssymposium.org/paper.asp?abstractID=238.
WINDOWS OF THE FUTURE:
"...past, present and potential near-term future of energy efficient windows, based on vacuum insulating glass, for residential buildings..." See: http://www.avssymposium.org/paper.asp?abstractID=1390.
"...The carbon nanotube field effect transistor has the potential to deliver functional performance an
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