Report on the IUVSTA Surface Science Division for the Triennium 1995-1998
Experimental and theoretical research on solid surfaces and interfaces, aswell as gas-solid interactions, broadly define the scope of this division. Current emphasis is on electronic, ion, atom, and photon interactions with surfaces and on the structure, electronic properties, and dynamics of surface processes. The latter include surface reactions, diffusion, and catalysis. To be more specific, the Division has formulated the following topics for the 10th International Conference on Solid Surfaces, to be held in Birmingham 31 August - 4 September 1998:
The Division promotes the interest of Surface Science through the participation in the organization of International Conferences, the organization of IUVSTA Workshops, granting of IUVSTA sponsorship to International Meetings on Surface Science.
The Sixteenth European Conference on Surface Science (ECOSS-16) was held in Genoa, Italy -- 9-13 September 1996 -- chairman of the local organizing committee: U. Valbusa.
The Seventeenth European Conference on Surface Science (ECOSS-17) was held in Enschede, the Netherlands -- 16-19 September 1997 -- chairman of the local organizing committee:
The Tenth International Conference on Solid Surfaces (ICSS-10) is held in Birmingham, United Kingdom -- 31 August - 4 September 1998, chairman of the international program committee: A.W. Kleyn.
The ECOSS-conferences are organized on behalf of the European Physical Society and IUVSTA. The ICSS is part of the triennial congress of IUVSTA. The scientific program of ICSS is set up by an international program committee consisting of the surface science division committee and a number of surface scientists nominated by the host country.
13: Lasers in Surface Science and Thin Films
16: Outgassing Properties of Materials:the kinetics and thermodynamics
of adsorption, desorption and passivation
18: Diffusion and Growth in Ultrathin Surface Films
19: Surface Chemistry on the Nanoscopic ScaleLeiden, The Netherlands,
The Surface Science Division has recommended sponsorship for eight international meetings and schools.
The Committee met in Yokohama, JapanSeptember 1995; San Diego, USAApril 1996; Genoa, ItalySeptember 1996; Enschede, The NetherlandsSeptember 1997; Bratislava, SlovakiaMarch 1998; and Birmingham, United KingdomSeptember 1998. All information was exchanged by electronic mail to allow participation of all members, also those not attending the meeting. Reports concerning conferences, workshops, and divisional meetings are available at the IUVSTA-WWW site.
The International Program Committee for ICSS-10 conducted most of its work electronically. The abstract selection meeting was the only meeting that had to be attended by a sizable fraction of program committee members.
The Committee deeply regrets the sudden death of one of its members: Professor Vitas Grazhulis close to the end of the triennium.
A.W. Kleyn, 17 August, 1998.