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Media invited: AVS 58th International Symposium and Exhibition
Date:9/9/2011

Fading paintings; reversible adhesives; tenaciously clinging barnacles; and surfaces that rub but don't wear are just some of the intriguing topics that will be presented at the AVS 58th International Symposium & Exhibition.

The symposium will take place Oct. 30 - Nov. 4, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. AVS offers complimentary press registration to journalists; see details below. Journalists may also remotely access meeting information through AVS's online pressroom.

More than 1,200 talks will be delivered on cutting-edge issues associated with materials, interfaces, and processing in both the research and manufacturing communities. The event will also feature two evenings of poster presentations and an exhibition featuring related equipment and services. Symposium highlights include sessions on new energy frontiers, graphene and related materials, nanomanufacturing, printable electronics, and more.

Preliminary Meeting Highlights

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31

Redefining Clean: Plasma has the potential to deactivate dangerous biomolecules that stubbornly stick to medical equipment.
"Plasma Deactivation of Pyrogenic Biomolecules: Vacuum Ultraviolet Photon and Radical Beam Effects on Lipid A"

Hey, Bacteria, Get Off Of My Boat!: Materials can be engineered to brush off marine bacteria before they befoul underwater surfaces.
"Micro to Nanostructured Stimuli-Responsive Surfaces for Study and Control of Bioadhesion"

DNA Origami: Researchers have devised a way to "print" DNA building blocks and then fold them into unique nanoscale structures.
"DNA Origami from Inkjet Synthesis Produced Strands"

Cold Chemistry: Icy dust specks in the cold of space could provide an interstellar staging ground for the chemical reactions necessary to form complex organic molecules.
"Surface Science of Acetonitrile on Model Interstellar Ices and Grains"

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Contact: Catherine Meyers
cmeyers@aip.org
301-209-3088
American Institute of Physics
Source:Eurekalert

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