Accession Number : ADA318652

Title :   Augmentation Award for Surface Science Research Training.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 93-31 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV IL

Personal Author(s) : Sibener, Steven J.

PDF Url : ADA318652

Report Date : 01 NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This AASERT grant provided augmentation funds that helped support US citizen graduate student research in the area of surface science. These efforts focussed on gas-surface reactions, collisional energy transfer, and surface metallurgy, with the latter area encompassing such important topics as metallic surface structure, force constants and bonding at interfaces, structural change due to adsorption/absorption, step dynamics, and the kinetics of surface oxidation and corrosion. This award helped accelerate and expand an AFOSR program which has made significant contributions in areas of DoD interest, and which has a demonstrated record of achievement in training US citizens in critical areas of technological need. The students were trained on state-of-the-art scattering instruments and scanning probe microscopes. This program initially dealt with the interaction of neutral particle, electron. and optical beams with well-characterized surfaces. New activities involving scanning tunneling/atomic force microscopies in air, electrochemical, and UHV environments came online during the latter part of the grant. These studies were motivated by a desire to understand and control surface reactions, such as surface oxidation, and the related technological need to characterize the growth and physical properties of interfaces, thin films, and adsorbed overlayers. p1

Descriptors :   *AUGMENTATION, *SURFACE REACTIONS, SCANNING, METALS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, PROBES, SCATTERING, CORROSION, INTERACTIONS, DYNAMICS, INTERFACES, MODIFICATION, NEUTRAL, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, ADSORPTION, THIN FILMS, ENERGY TRANSFER, ELECTRONS, PARTICLES, OXIDATION, INSTRUMENTATION, BONDING, KINETICS, ABSORPTION, MICROSCOPES, COLLISIONS, FORCE(MECHANICS), CONTROL SURFACES, METALLURGY, BEAMS(ELECTROMAGNETIC).

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE