Collective Diffusion on Surfaces: Correlation Effects and Adatom Interactions

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Collective Diffusion on Surfaces: Correlation Effects and Adatom Interactions Prague, Czech Republic 2–6 October 2000

  • M. C. Tringides
  • Z. Chvoj

Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jiri Slezak, Pavel Schukrinov, Alexei Savchenkov, Pingo Mutombo, Vladimir Chab
    Pages 11-22
  3. M. Kammler, M. Horn Von Högen, N. Voss, M. Tringides, A. Menzel, E. H. Conrad
    Pages 23-32
  4. T. Hjelt, E. Kuusela, J. M. Lahtinen, T. Ala-Nissila, I. Vattulainen, S. C. Ying
    Pages 47-57
  5. M. A. Załuska-Kotur, Stanisław Krukowski, Łukasz A. Turski
    Pages 59-69
  6. A. A. Tarasenko, L. Jastrabik, F. Nieto, C. Uebing
    Pages 71-82
  7. F. Nieto, A. Tarasenko, C. Uebing
    Pages 83-95
  8. A. T. Loburets, N. B. Senenko, Yu. S. Vedula, A. G. Naumovets
    Pages 97-106
  9. C. Cohen, G. Prévot, D. Schmaus
    Pages 107-116
  10. Xudong Xiao
    Pages 117-127
  11. G. Kerner, I. M. Danziger, W. Zhao, M. Asscher
    Pages 129-141
  12. I. Vattulainen
    Pages 169-178
  13. J. W. M Frenken, R. Van Gastel, S. B. Van Albada, E. Somfai, W. Van Saarloos
    Pages 191-199
  14. K. Morgenstern, E. Lægsgaard, F. Besenbacher
    Pages 201-212
  15. Kristen A. Fichthorn, Matthias Scheffler
    Pages 225-236
  16. Miroslav Kotrla, Joachim Krug, Pavel Šmilauer
    Pages 247-257
  17. S. C. Ying, E. Granato, T. Ala-Nissila
    Pages 273-283
  18. L. Y. Chen, P. L. Nash, S. C. Ying
    Pages 285-293
  19. R. Ferrando, R. Spadacini, G. E. Tommei
    Pages 295-304
  20. O. S. Trushin, J. Hirvonen, J. Heinonen, P. Salo, M. Alatalo, T. Ala-Nissila et al.
    Pages 317-325
  21. Talat S. Rahman, Abdelkader Kara, Altaf Karim, Ahlam Al-Rawi
    Pages 327-338
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 351-357

About these proceedings


As materials research focuses into finding ways to control the growth of atomic scale structures, there is correspondingly increasing emphasis on to the problem of surface diffusion. Clearly surface diffusion is the key process, which determines how atoms move on the surface. Controlling this motion can lead to the easy fabrication of well-controlled nanostructures broadening the present possibilities in nanotechnology. The paradigm of surface diffusion has outgrown its standard textbook description as a random walk on a rigid substrate. In real systems for more complex situations are encountered: interacting atoms are commonly present on the surface with their motions highly correlated, different phases form on the surface with different dynamics, large concentration gradients drive the system far away from the linear response regime, rich metastable structures form as a result of balanced interplay between different kinetic processes, substrate relaxation can change the energy landscape and the diffusion barriers, etc. The motivation behind this ARW was to bring together the international community working on these problems. We felt that the large number of researchers, new results, and well-formulated open questions in this area require some form of integration in a single forum. The ARW and the upcoming proceedings book with papers by the majority of the participants has provided this forum. The meeting was not planned as a continuation of the earlier NATO ASI in Rhodes in 1996, although several people have participated in both meetings.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. C. Tringides
    • 1
  • Z. Chvoj
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPragueCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7116-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0816-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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