Accession Number : ADA297187

Title :   Equipment for In-Situ Studies of Metal on III-V Semiconductors.

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Marks, Laurence D.

PDF Url : ADA297187

Report Date : 14 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : This supplemental grant was used to purchase a badly needed workstation for modeling of quantitative electron diffraction patterns from surfaces. The equipment purchased was an Hewlett-Packard 715/75 workstation. For reasons which are not completely clear, this computer ended up costing $58.78 less than the quote from Hewlett-Packard upon which the proposed budget was based. In addition to providing additional computing power for calculating diffraction patterns from surfaces, it also opened up completely new areas. Perhaps the most exciting of these is compute intensive image filtering based around Wiener filters 4-5 which have allowed us to directly resolve atomic surface structures at a resolution of better than 0.25 nm 1,3,6. We have also used these new filter methods of image restorations in a very large number of cases for work both directly supported by AFOSR and by other agencies. It is realistic to state that with these filters we have almost completely abandoned dark-room chemical printing for digital processing images, at a substantial long-term reduction in costs. jg p.3

Descriptors :   *METALS, *SEMICONDUCTORS, *GROUP III COMPOUNDS, *GROUP IV COMPOUNDS, *GROUP V COMPOUNDS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, COMPUTERS, PROCESSING, REDUCTION, COSTS, SURFACES, IMAGES, PATTERNS, WORK STATIONS, FILTERS, ELECTRON DIFFRACTION, ATOMIC STRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE