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

Binz S M; Hupalo M; Liu X J; Wang C Z; Lu W C; Thiel P A; Ho K M; Conrad E H; Tringides M C . 2012. High Island Densities and Long Range Repulsive Interactions: Fe on Epitaxial Graphene. Physical Review Letters. 109:026103. abstract
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Li T; Luo L; Hupalo M; Zhang J; Tringides M C; Schmalian J; Wang J . 2012. Femtosecond Population Inversion and Stimulated Emission of Dense Dirac Fermions in Graphene. Physical Review Letters. 108:167401. abstract
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Vlachos D; Kamaratos M; Foulias S D; Binz S; Hupalo M; Tringides M C . 2012. Lead growth on Si(111) surfaces reconstructed by indium. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 24:095006. abstract
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Liu X J; Wang C Z; Hupalo M; Lu W C; Thiel P A; Ho K M; Tringides M C . 2011. Fe-Fe adatom interaction and growth morphology on graphene. Physical Review B. 84:235446. abstract
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Gramlich M W; Hayden S T; Chen Y Y; Kim C; Conrad E H; Tringides M C; Miceli P F . 2011. Nonequilibrium behavior of the Pb wetting layer on Si(111)7x7. Physical Review B. 84:075433. abstract
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Belianinov A; Unal B; Ho K M; Wang C Z; Evans J W; Tringides M C; Thiel P A . 2011. Nucleation and growth of Ag islands on the (root 3 x root 3)R30 degrees phase of Ag on Si(111). Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 23:265002. abstract
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Liu X J; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Lu W C; Hupalo M; Tringides M C; Ho K M . 2011. Bonding and charge transfer by metal adatom adsorption on graphene. Physical Review B. 83:235411. abstract
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Chvoj Z; Tringides M C; Chromcova Z . 2011. 2D nucleation limited by slow diffusion. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 23:215307. abstract
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Yakes M; Tringides M C . 2011. Probing the Buried Pb/Si(111) Interface with SPA LEED and STM on Si(111)-Pb alpha root 3x root 3. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 115:7096-7104. abstract
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Hupalo M; Liu X J; Wang C Z; Lu W C; Yao Y X; Ho K M; Tringides M C . 2011. Metal Nanostructure Formation on Graphene: Weak versus Strong Bonding. Advanced Materials. 23:2082-2087. abstract
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