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