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; Tringides M C . 2009. Quantum size effect dependent critical size cluster and finite size effects. Journal of Applied Physics. 105:094307. abstract
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Li M; Wang C Z; Evans J W; Hupalo M; Tringides M C; Ho K M . 2009. Competition between area and height evolution of Pb islands on a Si(111) surface. Physical Review B. 79:113404. abstract
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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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Kuntova Z; Chvoj Z; Tringides M C; Yakes M . 2008. Monte carlo simulations of growth modes of Pb nanoislands on Si(111) surface. European Physical Journal B. 64:61-66. abstract
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Arapaki E; Argyrakis P; Tringides M C . 2008. Modelling of diffusion from equilibrium diffraction fluctuations in ordered phases. Surface Science. 602:2162-2169. 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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Man K L; Tringides M C; Loy M M T; Altman M S . 2008. Anomalous Mass Transport in the Pb Wetting Layer on the Si(111) Surface. Physical Review Letters. 101:226102. 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; Tringides M C; Chvoj Z . 2008. Height-dependent barriers and nucleation in quantum size effect growth. Physical Review B. 78:155431. 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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