Michael C. Tringides

A113 Zaffarano Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-6439
Fax 515-294-0689
Email tringides@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

  • Epitaxial growth
  • Surface diffusion
  • Nanostructure self organization
  • Quantum size effects
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy
  • High resolution low energy electron diffraction

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Chicago, 1984
  • M.Sc. Physics, University of Chicago, 1980
  • B.A. Mathematics and Physics, Yale University, 1977

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 1997 - present Professor, Iowa State University and Senior Physicist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1996 Visiting Professor, University of Lille
  • 1996 Visiting Professor, University of Hannover
  • 1992 - 1997 Associate Professor of Physics, Iowa State University
  • 1992 - 1997 Physicist, Iowa State University
  • 1987 - 1992 Assistant Professor of Physics, Iowa State University
  • 1987 - 1992 Associate Physicist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1985 - 1987 Project Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1985 - 1987 Project Associate University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1984 - 1985 Research Associate, University of Chicago
  • 1979 - 1984 Research Assistant, University of Chicago

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2003 APS Fellow, Condensed Matter Division
  • 2000 Co-Director NATO Advanced Research Workshop on “Collective Surface Diffusion Coefficients Under Non-Equilibrium Conditions,” Prague
  • 1999 Panel Review of Materials Science Program of Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Laboratories
  • 1998 Organizer of Joint Midwest Solid State Conference, Ames, Iowa
  • 1996 NATO Co-Director of Advanced Study Institute “Surface Diffusions: Atomistic and Collective Processes” Rhodes, Greece

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

Liu X J; Wang C Z; Hupalo M; Lin H Q; Ho K M; Tringides M C . 2014. Quantum confinement induced oscillatory electric field on a stepped Pb(111) film and its influence on surface reactivity. Physical Review B. 89:041401. abstract
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Lei H P; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Wang Y G; Hupalo M; McDougall D; Tringides M; Ho K M . 2013. Strain effect on the adsorption, diffusion, and molecular dissociation of hydrogen on Mg (0001) surface. Journal of Chemical Physics. 139:224702. abstract
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Matetskiy A V; Bondarenko L V; Gruznev D V; Zotov A V; Saranin A A; Tringides M C . 2013. Structural transformations in Pb/Si(111) phases induced by C-60 adsorption. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 25:100503. abstract
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Chromcova Z; Tringides M C; Chvoj Z . 2013. Nucleation on a stepped surface with an Ehrlich-Schwobel barrier. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 25:265003. abstract
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Hershberger M T; Hupalo M; Thiel P A; Tringides M C . 2013. Growth of fcc(111) Dy multi-height islands on 6H-SiC(0001) graphene. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 25:225005. abstract
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Man K L; Tringides M C; Loy M M T; Altman M S . 2013. Superdiffusive Motion of the Pb Wetting Layer on the Si(111) Surface. Physical Review Letters. 110:036104. abstract
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Shao D H; Liu X J; Lu N; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Tringides M C; Thiel P A . 2012. Effect of oxygen on the stability of Ag islands on Si(111)-7 x 7. Surface Science. 606:1871-1878. abstract
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Belianinov A; Unal B; Tringides M C; Thiel P A . 2012. Creating nanoscale Ag patterns on the Si(111)-(root 3 x root 3)R30 degrees-Ag surface via guided self-assembly. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B. 30:050601. abstract
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Liu X J; Hupalo M; Wang C Z; Lu W C; Thiel P A; Ho K M; Tringides M C . 2012. Growth morphology and thermal stability of metal islands on graphene. Physical Review B. 86:081414. abstract
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Liu X J; Wang C Z; Hupalo M; Lu W C; Tringides M C; Yao Y X; Ho K M . 2012. Metals on graphene: correlation between adatom adsorption behavior and growth morphology. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 14:9157-9166. abstract
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