Our interests lie in both theoretical and experimental studies in the following areas:
- Chemical reactions on surfaces (adsorption, desorption, catalysis, etching, oxidation and passivation, etc.)
- Surface spectroscopies using ions, electrons or photons
- Growth and physical structure of surfaces and interfaces
- Electronic structure of surfaces and interfaces
Our tradition and culture are rooted primarily in studies of atomically-clean and well-characterized surfaces in ultra-high vacuum, and our part of the annual AVS International Symposium remains a prime venue for presenting such work. However, we are happy to include surface- and interface-related research done in low-vacuum or "no-vacuum" environments such as liquids. Our past focus has been mainly on metals, semiconductors and oxides. We are also very much interested in organic, nano- and bio-materials as well as in other novel materials of technological importance.