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

Hupalo M; Binz S; Tringides M C . 2011. Strong metal adatom-substrate interaction of Gd and Fe with graphene. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 23:045005. abstract
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Liu X J; Wang C Z; Hupalo M; Yao Y X; Tringides M C; Lu W C; Ho K M . 2010. Adsorption and growth morphology of rare-earth metals on graphene studied by ab initio calculations and scanning tunneling microscopy. Physical Review B. 82:245408. abstract
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Belianinov A; Unal B; Lu N; Ji M; Ho K M; Wang C Z; Tringides M C; Thiel P A . 2010. Islands and holes as measures of mass balance in growth of the (root 3x root 3)R30 degrees phase of Ag on Si(111). Physical Review B. 82:245413. abstract
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Zhang G P; Hupalo M; Li M; Wang C Z; Evans J W; Tringides M C; Ho K M . 2010. Stochastic coarsening model for Pb islands on a Si(111) surface. Physical Review B. 82:165414. abstract
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Tringides M C; Hupalo M . 2010. Surface diffusion experiments with STM: equilibrium correlations and non-equilibrium low temperature growth. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 22:264002. abstract
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Kuntova Z; Tringides M C; Binz S M; Hupalo M; Chvoj Z . 2010. Controlling nucleation rates in nanostructures with electron confinement. Surface Science. 604:519-522. abstract
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Unal B; Belianinov A; Thiel P A; Tringides M C . 2010. Lattice expansion in islands stabilized by electron confinement: Ag on Si(111)-7x7. Physical Review B. 81:085411. abstract
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Li T; Hupalo M; Tringides M C; Wang J . 2009. Ultrafast Dynamics of Highly Excited Dirac Fermions in Few-Layer Graphene: Evidence for Three-Particle Auger Scattering. MRS Proceedings. 1230:MM02-06. abstract
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Svec M; Chab V; Tringides M C . 2009. Resolving the coverage puzzle of the Pb/Si(111)-root 7x root 3 phase. Journal of Applied Physics. 106:053501. abstract
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Hupalo M; Conrad E H; Tringides M C . 2009. Growth mechanism for epitaxial graphene on vicinal 6H-SiC(0001) surfaces: A scanning tunneling microscopy study. Physical Review B. 80:041401. abstract
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