Equipment for In-Situ Studies of Metal on III-V Semiconductors.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
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This supplemental grant was used to purchase a badly needed workstation for modeling of quantitative electron diffraction patterns from surfaces. The equipment purchased was an Hewlett-Packard 71575 workstation. For reasons which are not completely clear, this computer ended up costing 58.78 less than the quote from Hewlett-Packard upon which the proposed budget was based. In addition to providing additional computing power for calculating diffraction patterns from surfaces, it also opened up completely new areas. Perhaps the most exciting of these is compute intensive image filtering based around Wiener filters 4-5 which have allowed us to directly resolve atomic surface structures at a resolution of better than 0.25 nm 1,3,6. We have also used these new filter methods of image restorations in a very large number of cases for work both directly supported by AFOSR and by other agencies. It is realistic to state that with these filters we have almost completely abandoned dark-room chemical printing for digital processing images, at a substantial long-term reduction in costs. jg p.3
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