M R S News

M R S News

MRSNEWS Vol. II No. 4 MRS Annual Meeting Roundup The 1984 Annual Meeting of the Materials Research Society is the largest technical meeting the Soci...

411KB Sizes 1 Downloads 18 Views


Vol. II No. 4

MRS Annual Meeting Roundup The 1984 Annual Meeting of the Materials Research Society is the largest technical meeting the Society has sponsored, and the most comprehensive assembly of its type for materials professionals. The program will include 17 technical symposia, nine short courses, a Plenary Session, and the award of the most prestigious honor in materials science, the Robert Von Hippel Award. The meeting also will feature a new equipment exhibition and a job placement center. The meeting will be held Nov. 26-30 at the Boston, Massachusetts, Marriott Hotel/Copley Place. The short courses will be offered Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The rapid growth of the Materials Research Society and the significantly expanded offerings, notably the equipment exhibit, have occasioned the move to a new meeting hotel, the Marriott/Copley Place, whose facilities are particularly suitable for the Society’s meeting. SYMPOSIA Chairing the meeting are Paul Peercy, Sandia National Laboratories, Walter Brown, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and Jagdesh Narayan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. They report that the following symposia will be offered: l “Energy Beam-Solid Interactions and Transient Thermal Processing,” l “Laser Chemical Processing of Semiconductor Devices,” l “Impurity Diffusion and Gettering in Semiconductors,” l “Layered Structures, Epitaxy, and Interfaces,” l “Catalysis by Solids: Bulk Properties, Surface Properties, and Defects,” l “Plasma Synthesis and Etching of Electronic Materials,” l “High Temperature Ordered Intermetallic Alloys,” l “Hydrogen in Metals: Physics, Metallurgy, and Engineering Approaches,” l “Intercalated Graphite,” l “Electronic Packaging Materials Science,” 0 “Advanced Photon and Particle Techniques for Characterization of Defects and Defect-related Reactions in Solids,” l “The Potential for Very High Strength Cement-based Materials,” . “Coal Combustion and Conversion Wastes: Characterization, Utilization, and Disposal,” l “Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management,”

0 “Alloy Phase Diagrams,” l “Fractal Aspects of Materials: Metal Surfaces, Powders, and Aggregates,” and l “Frontiers of Materials Science.”

and Catalyst

PLENARY SESSION The Plenary Session of the Materials Research Society Annual Meeting has become the focus of the most significant discussion of non-technical topics that bear on the practice of materials research. This year, the Society is pleased to present a special, first-hand report from the Seitz Committee. The results of this Committee’s deliberations will have a profound effect on materials research for decades to come. The Committee, a panel of the National Academy of

MR.7 NEWS is a publication of the Materials Research Society. the internarional professional organizarion of marerials scientists, engineers, rechnologists, and other materials professionals. The MRS holds two principal meetings annually, one in the spring on the West Coast and the Annual Meeting in the fall on the East Coast. It also sponsors other meetings in rhe U.S. and abroad, awards the foremost prize in materials science - the Arthur Von Hippel Award - publishes a PROCEEDINGS series of technical papers and a newsletter, the BULLETIN, and oglers many orher services to its members.

For information about the Materials Research Society and irs meetings. contact the Society at its Internalional Headquarters:

J.B. Ballance, Executive Director Materials Research Society 9800 McKnight Road, Suite 327 Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 367-3003 MRS NEWS


T.G. Middleton


MRSNEWS Sciences, is officially called The Committee on Major Materials Facilities. It is chaired by Professor Frederick Seitz of Rockefeller University, whose pioneering study of the solid state makes him among the best known members of our profession. He also is a senior statesman of the scientific immunity, representing our interests to the larger community and fostering a dialogue which advances our common interests. This Committee has a sweeping mandate to advise the federal government on the priorities and timing of major new research facilities serving the materials community, for the decade 1986-1996. Participants in the Plenary Session will be privileged to hear first-hand the perspective of the Committee on these issues. It is unlikely that many other developments this year in the materials community will as profoundly affect our interests as the policies the United States Government will undertake in support of materials research. The conclusions of the Seitz Committee will, in turn, underlie such policies. Thus the Plenary Session should afford a rare opportunity to participate in a topic whose effects will be felt throughout the community of materials research. SHORT COURSES

Nine one- or two-day short courses have tentatively been scheduled. MRS Education Committee Co-chairman David M. Zehner, Oak Ridge Nationat Laboratory, has organized the ctirriculum, based on expressions of interest among the Society’s leaders and members. Zehner notes that short courses have proved to be one of the most popular features of the Annual Meeting. “The first such course was a single offering two years ago,” he says. “Interest was so keen that two more were added last year. This year’s plans call for another trebling, and there was interest expressed in several other topics which for various reasons didn’t gel into a proposed course.” At present, plans call for nine courses: l l l l l l l l l

Surface and Thin Film Analysis Ion Implantation Into Metals Ion Implantation Into Semiconductors Liquid-phase Epitaxy Techniques Molecular Beam Epitaxy Chemical Vapor Deposition Vacuum Technology Pumping Hazardous Gases Modern Analytical Techniques in Corrosion Research



The interest of the materials community in an equipment exhibit uniquely relevant to its disparate needs has at last been met by the new Equipment Show to be held in conjunction with the Materials Research Society’s Annual Meeting. The prelimina~ list of organizations expected to participate include:


AG Associates Air Products and Chemicals Amplifier Research ARL Atomika Blake Industries CARBORUNDUM Cryomagnetics Cry0 Systems CTI-Cryogenics Digital Equipment Dycor Electronics Eaton/Ion Beam Systems EDAX International EC&G ORTEC EG&G Princeton Applied Research Gatan General Ionex Harshaw/Filtrol Helionetics Hitachi Scientific Instruments Huntington Labs Innovative Technology Instrument Technology Ltd Instruments SA/Riber International Advanced Materials Ion Tech Ltd Janis Research JEOL/USA Keithley Instruments Kevex Kimball Physics Klinger Scientific Lake Shore Cryotroni~ Lambda Physik Laser Science LeCroy Research Systems Leitz LeMont Scientific Kurt Lesker Leybold-Heraeus Lumonics Maxwell Labs Microscience MKS Instruments Modern Instrumentation Laboratory National Electrostatics NESLAB Instruments Newport NGS Associates Nicoiet NSLS NUCLIDE/AGV Oriel Oxford Instruments Perkin-Elmer/Physica~ Electronics Philips Electronic Instruments


Photochemical Research Associates Physicon Questek Rigaku/USA Rudolph Research Scintag SIC/McPherson Semiconductor Processing L.M. Simard Southbay Technology SPECTRAMASS Spex Industries Spire Structure Probe Surface Technology Laboratory Tachisto Thermionics Labs Tracer Northern UHV Instruments Vacuum Science Workshop VG Instruments VON HIPPEL AWARD A highlight of the MRS Annual Meeting is the presentation to an outstanding materials scientist of the Society’s Von Hippel Award. MRS Past President Harry J. Leamy, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Chairman of the Awards Committee, said, “The Von Hippel Award recognizes those qualities most prized by materials scientists-brilliance and originality of intellect combined with vision that transcends conventional


scientific disciplines. It recognizes a lifetime of achievement and dedication.” The Award is named for the Emeritus Professor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose laboratory pioneered the collaborative, interdisciplinary research that subsequently has taken the identity of “materials science.” Professor von [email protected] was also the award’s first recipient. The other winners of the award are: l W.O. Baker, Emeritus President of Bell Laboratories. l David Turnbull, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard University. a W. Conyers Herring, Professor of Applied Physics, Stanford University. l James W. Mayer, Francis Norwood Bard Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University. l Clarence C. Zener, Emeritus University Professor, Carnegie-Mellon University. a Sir Peter B. Hirsch, Chairman, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. JOB PLACEMENT SERVICE This year for the first time, a meeting room at the conference hotel will be dedicated to this activity. . Bulletin boards will be. provided for prospective employers’ and applicants to post notices. Through the cooperation of. the American Institute of Physics, this new service is being publicized among employers. The Job Placement Center is a particularly valuable service for graduate students attending the meeting. Graduate advisers are urged to make their students aware of this opportunity.

Holds Second Conference

The second annual conference of the European section of the Materials Research Society was held June 5-8 in Strasbourg, France. MRS Vice President Bill Appleton gives this report on the meeting: “From both an attendance and a content point of view, the meeting of MRS-Europe was a great success. I would estimate the attendance at more than 300 scientists, somewhat more than had been expected. The comments I received were uniformly favorable. “The most exciting aspect of the meeting was the arrangement of Plenary Sessions each morning, where participants could get an overview of the entire technical content of the meeting before retiring to individual symposia. This reinforced the interdisciplinary nature of the meeting.”

The three symposia concerned induced defects in insulators, amorphous metals and nonequilibrium processing, and poly-, micro-crystalline, and amorphous semiconductors. “Also,” Appleton reports, “the roundtable discussion on the materials’ needs of industry in Europe was excellent. The session gave us the opportunity to hear first-hand from representatives of a number of European industries what they are looking for from the materials community.” A full report on the meeting of MRS-Europe is contained in the forthcoming BULLETIN of the Materials Research Society. Non-members may request a copy from the Executive Headquarters.


The lQQ4 Fall Meeting” of the Materials Research Society, to be held in Boston Nov. 26-30, will offer over 800 technical papers on the development, characterization, and processing of materials for application in emerging hightechnology areas. Topics covered in the 17 symposia constituting the technical program will include electronic and optical materials, laser processing of metals and semiconductors, plasma synthesis, catall ysis, advanced photon and particle characterization of materials, solid-waste disposal from coal combustion and nuclear applications, molecular beam epitaxy, electronic packaging, and characterization of such nonmetallic materials as ceramics and intercalated graphite. TechnIcal program: John 5. Ballance, Executive Director Materials Research Society 9800 &Knight Road, Suite 327 Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Telephone (412) 367-3003 4 Over 70 companies (see adjacent list) will be displaying analytical and processing equipment closely matching meeting content at the Equipment Exhibit, November 27-29 and thus of ail interest to the over 2OW top level scientists and engineers who are expected to attend. Show information: MRS Show Manager Ed Tober, American Institute of Physics 335 East 45th Street NewYorkNY10017 Telephone (212) 661-9404

‘MRS symposia ar* interdisciplinary and span the range from basic researchto application.with the goal of assuring that all possible physical, chemical, and engineering insights are considered for the topic being examined.


November 27-29, Boston, MA Exhibltors (as of 4/W&4)

A G Associates

Laser Science

Air Products and Chemicals

LeCroy Research Systems

Alfa Products/Morton Thiokol

LeMont Scientific

Amplifier Research

Kurt Lesker




Maxwell Labs



Blake Industries

MKS Instruments


Modern Instrumentation Technology


National Electrostatics


NESLAB lns~um~ts




NGS Associates

Digital Equipment


Dycor Electronics


Eaton/Ion Beam Systems


EDAX International


Edwards High Vacuum

Oxford Instruments


Perkin Elmer/Physical Electronics

EG&G Princeton Applied Research

Philips Electronic Instruments


P~t~hemical Associates

General lonex Harshaw/Filtrol




Hitachi Scientific Instruments Hunti~t~



Rigaku/USA Rudolph Research

Innovative Technology


Instrument Technology Ltd

L.M. Simard

Instruments SA/Riber


lnternationai Advanced Materials

Spectra-Physics/Laser Analytics

Ion Tech Ltd

Spex Industries

Janis Research



Structure Probe

Keithley Instruments

Surface Science Labs

Kevex Kimball Physics

Tachisto Thermionics Labs

Klinger Scientific

Tracer Northern

Lake Shore Cryotronics

UHV Instruments

Lambda Physik

Vacuum Science Workshop VG Instruments