MRS Proceedings

Table of Contents - Volume  280  - Symposium B – Evolution of Surface and Thin Film Microstructure  

Editors : Harry A. Atwater, Eric H. Chason, Marcia L. Grabow, Max G. Lagally


Surface Diffusion: Atomistics and Surface Morphology (Summary of MRS Symposium B Panel Discussion)

1992 MRS Fall Meeting.

M. H. Grabowa1, P. J. Feibelmana2, G. H. Gilmera1, B. H. Coopera3 and Y. W. Moa4

a1 AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ 07974

a2 Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185

a3 Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

a4 IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.


This paper gives some of the highlights of a panel discussion on surface diffusion held Monday, November 30, 1992 at the Fall MRS Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Four invited speakers discussed computer modeling techniques and scanning tunneling microscopy experiments that have been used to provide new understanding of the atomistic processes that occur at surfaces. We present a summary of each of the invited talks, indicate other presentations on surface diffusion in this proceedings, and provide a transcript of the two discussion sessions.