Atomic Resolution Microscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces:, Volume 466

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David J. Smith
Materials Research Society, Sep 5, 1997 - Technology & Engineering - 282 pages
There has been a considerable expansion in the breadth and depth of studies involving scanning tunneling microscopy and high-resolution electron microscopy. The purpose of this book is to highlight recent developments and applications of atomic-resolution imaging methods to surfaces and bulk defects. Papers from a range of scientific and engineering disciplines are presented. Recent advances in imaging techniques, including quantitative image matching, are emphasized. Applications to ceramics, intermetallics and semiconductor surface reconstructions are also featured.

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Determination of Atomic Structure at Surfaces
Determination of the ThreeDimensional Atomic Structure
The Effect of Strain Relaxation Mechanisms on

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D J Smith is a native of California's San Francisco Bay Area, who as a child had great difficulty learning to read, "My parents hoped that I would prove to be at least average." D J has lived in the "City Of Angels" for a few decades where he has enjoyed designing, and painting scenery and sculpting props for stage, theme parks, film and television, until 2010 when MS disabled him. He is now occupied fulltime in front of his MAC, editing video and finally finishing his illustrated stories. "Life can sure have a strange way of getting you to do something that you really should have been doing all along." IMAGINE AN ALPHABET was born out of this father's nightly, after school struggle with his daughter and her homework. "An obviously intelligent child, she could not make heads or tails out of the printed word. She would declare, "But Daddy, the letters keep jumping all around!?" Eventually she was diagnosed and labeled as being dyslexic and also, not so oddly enough "intellectually gifted." People with dyslexia can be exceptional, they must by nature think outside of the box, often improving all of our lives." "When looking at the printed page most of us have no problem separating the letters and words on the page from one another. For those among us with dyslexia and other learning difficulties LETTER IDENTIFACATION can be a huge problem. I started asking my daughter, and myself what do these 26 letters actually look like? Let's not worry about how they fit into words just yet, but let's just imagine that if these letters were things, real objects, what would they be? We were going to find a new and better way to figure out those pesky letters!" D J is passionate about igniting in children the desire for education and knowledge. Believing learning can and should be enjoyable, he is working on a series of books sure to provide plenty more fun with letters, words, and language.

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