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Thin Film & Crystal Growth Mechanisms
Gordon Research Conference

Note: This conference is currently known as "Crystal Growth & Assembly".

Dates

June 22-27, 2003

Location

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

Organizers

Chair:
David G. Cahill

Vice Chair:
Melissa A. Hines

Contributors

The organizers thank Eli Lilly and Company and the National Science Foundation for their generous financial support of this meeting.

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmIce
Discussion leader: Christopher Yip (Univ. Toronto)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pmKenneth Libbrecht (Caltech)
"Morphogenesis on ice: A close look at the physics of snowflakes"
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmCharles Knight (NCAR)
"Effects of biological, nonequilibrium antifreezes on ice growth from water"
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:45 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNucleation and Growth of Condensed Phases
Discussion Leader: Anthony Dinsmore (Univ. of Massachusetts)
9:00 am - 10:00 amGeorge Benedek (MIT)
"Condensation of proteins into liquid and crystal phases: With application to colloid science, medicine, and biology"
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:30 amDavid Oxtoby (Univ. of Chicago)
"Density functional approaches to crystal nucleation and growth"
11:30 am - 12:30 pmDaan Frenkel (FOM-AMOLF)
"Freezing and non-freezing in colloidal systems"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmThin Films
Discussion Leader: Charles Ahn (Yale Univ.)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pmJürgen Kirschner (MPI für Mikrostrukturphysik)
"Thin film growth modes and stress evolution"
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmHarold Hwang (Lucent)
"Atomic structure in oxide thin films"
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmHeteroepitaxy and Quantum Dots
Discussion Leader: Vivek Shenoy (Brown Univ.)
9:00 am - 10:00 amGunther Springholz (Johannes Kepler Univ.)
"Self-organization and ordering in the growth of quantum dot multilayers"
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:30 amLeonard Sander (U. Michigan)
"Fast Monte Carlo for heteroepitaxy: The ghost Green's function method"
11:30 am - 12:30 pmRachel Goldman (U. Michigan)
"Self-Assembly Processes in Compound Semiconductor Films"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMacromolecular Crystallization
Discussion Leader: Abraham Lenhoff, Univ. of Delaware
7:30 pm - 8:30 pmRobert Thorne (Cornell Univ.)
"Materials physics problems in structural genomics"
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmSeth Fraden (Brandeis Univ.)
"Kinetics of phase transitions in colloidal liquid crystals"
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmControl of Nucleation and Morphology
Discussion Leader: Christine Orme (Lawrence Livermore National Lab)
9:00 am - 10:00 amJoanna Aizenberg (Lucent)
"Fabrication of single crystals with controlled orientation and micropattern: A bio-inspired approach"
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:30 amLian Yu (Lilly Research Labs)
"Selective nucleation and discovery of organic polymorphs through crystal epitaxy"
11:30 am - 12:30 pmCatherine Murphy (Univ. of S. Carolina)
"Surfactant-directed growth and assembly of inorganic nanorods and nanocubes in water"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMolecular-level Dynamics of Crystal Surfaces
Discussion Leader: John Venables (Arizona State Univ.)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pmKarina Morgenstern (Freie Univ. Berlin)
"Dynamics of nanostructures investigated by STM"
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmOlaf Magnussen (Christian Albrechts Univ.)
"In-situ video-STM studies of metal growth and dissolution"
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Surface Nanostructures
Discussion Leader: Daniel Kandel (Weizmann Institute)
9:00 am - 10:00 amJames Hannon (IBM)
"LEEM investigations of surface thermodynamics"
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:30 amJoachim Krug (Univ. Essen)
"Mechanisms for growth-induced step bunching"
11:30 am - 12:30 pmJohannes Barth (Ecole Polytechnique)
"Molecular architectures at surfaces: Dynamics and self-assembly"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmHot Topics and Contributed Talks
Discussion Leader: David Cahill (U. Illinois)
7:30 pmTed Einstein (Univ. Maryland)
Asymmetry and subtleties of step stiffness: novel findings and their implications
7:54 pmCarsten Busse (RWTH Aachen)
Nucleation, growth, and self-healing of stacking-faults on Ir(111)
8:18 pm Nicholas Booth (Univ. Houston)
Limiting step bunch height during growth of crystals from flowing solutions
8:42 pmMarkus Travaille (Univ. Nijmegen)
Epitaxial growth of calcite crystals on self-assembled monolayers
9:06 pmJohn Spencer Evans (New York Univ.)
Identification and classification of polypeptide-inorganic crystal binding domains in biomineralization and nanotech-designer proteins
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart
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