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MRSNEWS

Vol. II

ADDITIONAL

SYMPOSIA

The

Chairmen

Annual

Meeting

(three

more

what

can

of

the

last

Chairmen W.L.

Brown,

Oak

Ridge

symposia

be held Nov.

Peercy,

AT&T

chaired

University, AT&T

“Laser

R.M.

“Impurity

National and

G.A.

J.

Thermal

and

Fair,

“Catalysis

by R.P.H.

Abeies,

Exxon

of

Laboratory,

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North

Surface

Berkeley

Etching

Chang.

Liu,

by J.M.

Properties,

University Laboratory.

of Electronic

AT&T

Bell

Ordered Oak

Carolina

Polytechnic

“Hydrogen

Ridge

State

of and

Materials,”

Laboratories,

and B.

Laboratories,

M.

Louthan, chaired

Institute of.

Massachusetts “Microstructure,

and

of

Kentucky,

institute

C.C.

N.

Stoloff,

Wilson,

Sandia

Virginia

Polytechnic

of Illinois. by

C.F.

Technology, and

MS.

Pastes

and and

Materials

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Concrete,”

State

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National

University,

Science,” Business

Massachusetts

and of

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by K.

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institute of Technology. Wastes: Conversion

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by J.A.

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Stone

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Scheetz,

Phase

Waste

C.M.

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North

Pennsylvania

Jantzen,

.~anagement,” E.I.

du

University of New chaired by B.C.

Pont

de

Mexico. Giessen,

MKS NEWS is a publication of the Materials Research Society, the international professional organization of materials scientists. engineers, technologists, and other materials professionals. The MRS holds two principal meetings annually, one in the spring on rhe West Coast and the Annual Meeting in November in Boston. It also sponsors other meetings in the U.S. and abroad, awards the foremost prize in ~laterial.~ FfOfl Arrhur Hippel science -the Award -publishes a PROCEEDINGS series of technical papers and a newsietrer, the BL’LLEJ‘IR’. and offers man? other services to its members.

For information about the Materials Research Society and its meetings, contact the Society at its International Headquarters. Ballance, Materials 9800

for chaired

Executive Research

McKnight Pittsburgh, (412)

the

Ridge

Sciences/Department

International

Utilization,

Iowa

J.B. Dresselhaus,

of Technology.

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by W.D.

University

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University,

chaired

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intermetallic National

Institute.

in Metals,”

Strength

and

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for

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Corp. and

Temperature

University

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chaired

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North

Corp.

by C.T.

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S.

University.

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and Interfaces,”

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chaired

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in

Berkeley

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of

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by Solids:

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Uhlmann,

Demirel, State

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Bell Laboratories.

Defects,”

California,

and

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Carpenter,

E. Geiss,

Characterization,

C.V.

Dakota

Jr.,

Business

Structures,

AT&T

and “Coal

Carolina and

and

and Defect-Related

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Basic

Wittels,

Tu

AT&T-Technologies.

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Gibson,

North

by

R.W.

Illinois,

and

of Defects

“Electronic

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Photon

chaired

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Xerox

Institute

Washburn,

Pearce,

“Advanced

of

Columbia.

Energy.

the

Rozgonyi,

Interactions

Osgood,

R.B.

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and

University

of British

Characterization

M.C.

J.

MEETING

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University

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meeting.

Laboratories,

said

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Behavior by

Carolina.

High

by

D.K.

fnternational

Koch,

in Boston.

Interactions

Massachusetts

chaired

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of

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by

Deutsch,

and

any prior

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chaired

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core

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the

conference for again, once

than

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Society

are planned: Beam-Solid

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form

1984 MRS ANNUAL

17 symposia

26-30

Sandia

Bell

National

“Energy

Shank,

will

engineers-and

and more varied will

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which

and

larger

The conference

State

year),

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plans

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scientists

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AMBITIOUS

Materials

announced

be expected

materials

1984

have

than

HIGHLIGHT

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Road, PA

Director Society Suite

327

15237

367-3003

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MRSNEWS Northeastern University, T.B. Massalski, Carnegie-Mellon University, and L.H. Bennett, National Bureau of Standards. “Fractals in Materials Science,” chaired by B.B. Mandelbrot, International Business Machines Corp., and D. Passoja, Union Carbide Corporation. “Frontiers of Materials Science,” chaired by Rustum Roy, Pennsylvania State University. Conference organizers also report ambitious plans to substantially increase the number of short courses to be offered. From a single course two years ago to an integrated FIRST

MRS SPRING

MEETING

PROVES MORE POPULAR

Nearly 500 materials scientists thronged Albuquerque, New Mexico’s, Marriott Hotel Feb. 27-29 for the first of a planned annual series of Spring Meetings offered by the Materials Research Society. Some 300 had been expected. “The meeting was very rewarding,” says Gordon Pike, Sandia National Laboratories, MRS Program Committee Chairman, who with Ross Lemons, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Noble Johnson, Xerox Research Center, Palo Alto, Calif., chaired the inaugural Spring Meeting. “The large attendance clearly confirms the high level of interest in a conference convenient to the Western U.S. and Asia.” The meeting also relieves pressure on the Materials MATERIALS

RESEARCH

SOCIETY

ASSOCIATION

The Corporate Research Society MRS

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FOR THE ADVANCEMENT

Associates Program involves government,

THAN

EXPECTED

Research Society’s Annual Meeting, held in the fall. Even with the meeting in Albuquerque, the meeting slated to be held in Boston Nov. 26-30 is expected to be the bestattended of any in the Society’s history. Additionally, the Spring Meetings-that for 1985 will be held in April in San Francisco-provide the option of site alternation with the East Coast conference and symposia repeat time of I8 months. A complete report on the Albuquerque meeting will be featured in a forthcoming number of the MRS BULLETIN, the official newsletter of the Society. Non-members may request a complimentary copy from the Executive Director.

SETS 1984 AGENDA

The Executive Council of the Materials Research Society met in January to set the organization’s agenda for 1984. The Council heard reports from Executive Secretary Ernie Hawk on the Annual Meeting last fall in Boston-with attendance topping 1,600, it was by far the largest and most comprehensive the MRS has ever undertaken-and from its committees. Their strategies for this year will be explained at length in a forthcoming issue of the BULLETIN, which is the Society’s official newsletter. A copy may be obtained from the Executive Director. Naturally, the keenest interest centered on the Program Committee, responsible for overseeing MRS technical conferences. A committee to organize the 1985 Annual Meeting was appointed, consisting of John Baglin of IBM, John Fan of Lincoln Lab, and Dave Biegelsen of Xerox. Also, the Society’s by-laws were amended to clarify the definition of membership on the all-important Program Committee, to establish procedures guiding the length of time candidates will be considered for the prestigious Von Hippel Award, and to increase substantially the value of the Society’s Student Awards. A large number of other matters were taken up, as well. The Society’s budget for 1984 was approved, fiscal controls

CORPORATE

offering of three last November, short courses are expected to explode in number this year, owing to the intense interest expressed in them by MRS members. Another highlight of this year’s Annual Meeting will be an equipment show. The general convocations, the Plenary and Von Hippel sessions, will doubtless bring together the largest number of MRS members ever to attend a single conference. Complete information about the meeting is sent to all MRS members. Non-members may request information from the Executive Director.

of the industrial

Materials and other

improved, the benefits to Corporate Associates significantly increased, a job-placement service authorized in connection with the Annual Meeting, professional meeting planners engaged to assist with the development of major technical conferences, and the expansion of the BULLETIN through the sale of advertising directed. The Society also approved cosponsorship of several single-theme scientific conferences, which will be reported in due course. Considerable time was devoted to a status report on this year’s Annual Meeting. Already buoyed by the success of last year’s meeting, the Council was inspired by the report of ‘84 Meeting Chairmen Paul Peercy of Sandia Labs, W.L. Brown of AT&T Bell Labs, and J. Narayan of Oak Ridge. President Woody White remarked, “Given this leadership and the outstanding quality of the proposed symposia, this year’s Annual Meeting offers every promise that it will be our most successful to date.” Following the meeting of the Executive Council, the Planning Committee met, with more than 35 symposia chairmen in attendance, for intensive, detailed planning for the Annual Meeting. Some 17 symposia are planned, along with an innovative Equipment Exhibition and a significantly expanded schedule of short-course offerings.

OF MATERIALS

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MRSNEWS PHILIPS’ RESEARCHER J.M. ROBERTSON DIES AT 42 The international materials research community ‘ost a gifted innovator and respected friend when John M. research scientist at the Philips Research Robertson, Laboratories in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, died of a heart attack at his laboratory Jan. 12. He was 42 years old. John Mackay Robertson was born in Britain July 19, 1941. He took his bachelors degree from the University of London in 1963, the master of science degree in 1965, and his Ph.D. in 1967. He started work at Portsmouth Polytechnic as a lecturer, during which time he worked with Dennis Elwell and did research in crystal growth of oxides and ferromagnetic resonance. In 1971 he joined the Philips Labs in Eindhoven, where he worked in the magnetism group. His friend and colleague at Philips, Piet Bongers, notes: “A fascinating new development which has been initiated by John and M. van To1 is the materials eng,ineering of singlecrystal LPE luminescent layers of YAG(Ce) on YAG, which can be used in small cathode ray tubes of very high brightness. Many other luminescent com~sitions were

INTERNATIONAL

investigated subsequently by Th. Popma and others. This development, which was first published in patents and has appeared in the open literature, has led to investigations in several groups in the U.S.A. The application of these luminescent layers in so-called ‘head-up devices,’ which project information on the window screen in an aircraft cockpit, seems to be on its way.” John Robertson published some 90 papers. As a materials scientist he was not only involved in crystal growth. In the last three years he had been active in laser treatment of materials and recently was successful in the engineering of the technology and materials properties of amorphous metal ribbons for recording head applications. He was a member of the board of the Kontaktgroep Kristalgroei Nederland, the British Association for Crystal Growth, and the American Electrochemical Society. Dr. Bongers writes: “The crystal growth and materials research communities have lost a friend, a colleague, and a fruitful scientist.”

CONFERENCE ON ION BEAM MODIFICATION

The Materials Research Society will for the first time cosponsor one in the series of international “Ion Beam Modification of Materials” conferences, to be held this year on the campus of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, July l619. The MRS is hoping to forge continuing links to this sequence of materials conferences and is particularly pleased to begin with a conference guided by an international committee and chaired by Prof. J.W. Mayer, one of its own distinguished Von Hippel Award winners. The Cornell conference will have a four-day format. The scope and organization are indicated below. The emphasis of the conference is on ion-induced changes in composition, structure, and defects and the associated changes in mechanical, electrical, optical, or chemical properties of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, and organic material. The conference is organized in the following

sessions: Metals 1 and 2 (S. Myers and P. Peercy) Semiconductors 1 and 2 (B.R. Appleton, D.E. Davies, and J. Donnelly) Sputtering Phenomena (H.H. Andersenl Ion Mixing (S.S. Lau and M.A. Nicolet) Polymers, Ceramics, And Other Insulators (W.L. Brown and J.A. Davies) Ion Assisted Etching (J. Coburn) Fine Line Structures (I. Adesida) Invited’ and contributed papers will be presented in oral sessions, with the majority of contributed papers presented in poster sessions. For more information contact: Susan B. Hurwitz, Conference Secretary, IBMM ‘84, Bard Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, (607) 256-5190.

METALLURGY OF CAST IRON CONFERENCE PLANNED IN STOCKHOLM The Third International Symposium on the Physical Metallurgy of Cast iron will be held in Stockholm August 29-31, with the support of the Materials Research Society and the Swedish Board for Technical Development. The aim of the conference is to elucidate various aspects of the physical metallurgy of cast iron, notably: The mechanism of solidification and transformations in the solid state; The influence of alloy composition and cooling conditions on microstructure, defect formation, and properties, and Simulation methods for predicting structure and properties, based upon computer analysis of cooling conditions and transformation behavior. MRS 4

The second international conference was held in Geneva in 1974. The volume of research in the intervening years made another conference desirable, and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology agreed to host the meeting, under the sponsorship of the MRS and Sweden’s Technical Development Board. Proceedings will be published by Elsevier Science Publishing Company as a volume in the MRS PROCEEDINGS series. For information make inquiries to: Symposium on Cast Iron, SC1 3, Materials Research Center, Royal Institute of Technology, S-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden. Telephone 4687877553. Telex 10389 KTHBS.