Myron Hupalo

Associate Scientist
A101 Zaffarano Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-6353
Fax 515-294-0689

Research Interests

  • Self organization and growth of metal-semiconductor nanostructures and epitaxial films
  • Electronic and atomic structure of metal-metal
  • Metal-semiconductor adsorption systems and nanostructures
  • Surface diffusion
  • Phase transitions in adsorbed layers and supported nanostructures
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, Lviv State University, Ukraine, 1982
  • B.S. Physics and Electronics (with honors), Lviv State University, Ukraine, 1974

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2003 - present Associate Scientist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1999 - 2003 Assistant Scientist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1988 - 1999 Head of the Laboratory of Epitaxy, Lviv State University, Ukraine
  • 1980 - 1983 Assistant Professor, Lviv State University, Dept. of Physics, Ukraine
  • 1974 - 1987 Junior, Senior Research Scientist, Lviv State University, Dept. of Physics, Ukraine

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 1975 Honored by the Soviet Space Mission Control Center by a commemorative medal ‘Sojuz –Apollo’ for the preparation of the joint United States-Soviet Space Mission program “Sojuz-Apollo” and “Rainbow”

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Chen J; Hupalo M; Ji M; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Tringides M C . 2008. Crystallographic phase transition and island height selection in In/Si(111) growth. Physical Review B. 77:233302. abstract
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Han Y; Hupalo M; Tringides M C; Liu F . 2008. Quantum modulation of island nucleation on top of a metal nanomesa. Surface Science. 602:62-66. abstract
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Binz S M; Hupalo M; Tringides M C . 2008. Height-dependent nucleation and ideal layer by layer growth in Pb/Pb(111)/Si(111). Physical Review B. 78:193407. abstract
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Kuntova Z; Hupalo M; Chvoj Z; Tringides M C . 2007. Bilayer-ring second-layer nucleation morphology in Pb/Si(111)-7x7. Physical Review B. 75:205436. abstract
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Yakes M; Hupalo M; Zaluska-Kotur M A; Gortel Z W; Tringides M C . 2007. Low-temperature ultrafast mobility in systems with long-range repulsive interactions: Pb/Si(111). Physical Review Letters. 98:135504. abstract
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Hupalo M; Tringides M C . 2007. Ultrafast kinetics in Pb/Si(111) from the collective spreading of the wetting layer. Physical Review B. 75:235443. abstract
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Hupalo M; Chan T L; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Tringides M C . 2007. Interplay between indirect interaction and charge-density wave in Pb-adsorbed In(4x1)-Si(111). Physical Review B. 76:045415. abstract
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Jeffrey C A; Feng R; Conrad E H; Miceli P F; Kim C; Hupalo M; Tringides M C; Ryan P J . 2007. The growth of Pb nanocrystals on Si(111)7 x 7: Quantum size effects. Superlattices and Microstructures. 41:168-177. abstract
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Li M; Evans J W; Wang C Z; Hupalo M; Tringides M C; Chan T L; Ho K M . 2007. Strongly-driven coarsening of height-selected Pb islands on Si(111). Surface Science. 601:L140-L144. abstract
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Yakes M; Chen J; Hupalo M; Tringides M C . 2007. Unusual thermal stability of quantum size effect Pb islands grown on Si(111)-In(4x1). Applied Physics Letters. 90:163117. abstract
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