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Surface Science Network 1st Newsletter

Welcome to the first newsletter of the Surface Science Network. This will be released approximately every three months and will include a summary of news, future projects and highlights from posts in the forum. If you are not subscribed to the newsletter yet, you can subscribe in the main page; if you do not wish to receive this newsletter in the future, disregard this message.

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Issue, 1, Sept. 19, 2010

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One of the currently most useful resources available for communicating with other people related to surface science is the Surface Science Western at the University of Western Ontario mailing list. We are currently working on either transferring or integrating the SSW mailing list to the surface science network forum. Until we achieve the integration, we have begun a new forum section containing messages that have been sent to the SSW mailing list. In this way, the search engine of the forum can be used to search older posts that might helpful.

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Sep. 26, 2010. 18th International Workshop on Inelastic  Ion-Surface Collisions (IISC-18). Gatlinburg, TN, United States. Link.

Oct. 25, 2010. Friction and Adhesion in Nanomechanical Systems. Saarbrücker Schloss, Saarbrücken, Germany. Link.

Nov. 09, 2010. Nano-Molecular Analysis for Emerging Technologies IV. Teddington, United Kingdom. Link.

Nov. 14, 2010. Nano and Surface Science Approaches to Production and Storage of Hydrogen. Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. Link.

Apr. 04, 2011. 18th Interdisciplinary Surface Science Conference (ISSC-18). University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom . Link.

Aug. 28, 2011. EuropaCat X: Catalysis across the disciplines. Glasgow, Scotland. Link.

Sep. 04, 2011. ECASIA 14th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis. Cardiff city hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK. Link.

Sep. 21, 2011. 10th International Conference on Surface Effects and Contact Mechanics. Malta. Link.

Dec. 11, 2011. 6th International Symposium on Surface Science (ISSS-6). Funabori, Tokyo, Japan. Link.

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