Physics Colloquium/IMNI Distinguished Lecture in Nanoscience: Provost Enge Wang (Peking University)
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Barus & Holley, Room 166
182 Hope Street
Physics Colloquium/IMNI Distinguished Lecture in Nanoscience Present:
"A Step up to Self-Assembly"
Pattern formation and decay in the early stage of growth is fundamental to many materials physics and chemistry. Understanding the complex interplay between factors that influence the evolution of surface-based nanostructures can be challenging. Computer simulation will play an important role in providing insight. In this talk, Provost Enge Wang first introduced a one-, two-, and three-dimensional Ehrlich-Schwoebel (ES) barrier in kinetics-driven growth. Within this framework, Provost Enge Wang showed how to control the island shape, the island instability, and the film roughness efficiently. Furthermore, Provost Enge Wang discussed a novel concept: a true upward adatom diffusion on metal surface, which is beyond the traditional Ehrlich-Schwoebel (ES) barrier model. This process offers new indications as how to use ab initio kinetic Monte Carlo simulation can uncover some of the building regulations of the evolution mechanism down to atomic-scale.
Hosted by Prof. Jay Tang
Refreshments at 3:30 PM, Colloquium at 4:00 PM