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spring 1998 logo1998 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

April 13 - 17, 1998 | San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: John A. Emerson, Ronald Gibala, Caroline A. Ross, Leo J. Schowalter









Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research Authoritative Reviews for Nonspecialists

Chairs

John Emerson 
Organic Materials Dept 
Sandia National Laboratories 
Dept 1472 MS 0958 
Albuquerque, NM 87185-0958 
505-845-9747

Ronald Gibala
Dept of MS&E
Univ of Michigan
2026 H.H. Dow Bldg
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136
313-936-0178

Caroline Ross 
Dept of MS&E 
MIT 
Cambridge, MA 02139 
617-258-0223

Leo Schowalter
Ctr of Integrated Elect & Elect Mfg
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst
CII Bldg
Troy, NY 12180-3590
518-276-6435

* Invited paper


This symposium is the Society's principal vehicle to maintain the interdisciplinary and integrative nature of its mission within the materials community with invited reviews presented over the lunch hour. Leaders in various specialties represented by the topical symposia present reviews designed for materials researchers who are NOT specialists in the reviewed field. 

The focus of this year's presentation is Historical Themes in Semiconductor Materials and Devices. 

SESSION X1: 
Chairs: John A. Emerson, Ronald Gibala, 
Caroline A. Ross and Leo J. Schowalter 
Monday Afternoon, April 13, 1998 
Salon 7

12:05 PM *X1.1 
EINSTEIN, QUANTA, AND THE BEGINNING OF MATERIALS SCIENCE. Martin J. Klein, Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT. 

12:45 PM *X1.2 
THE COMPLEX FOUNDATIONS OF SILICON ELECTRONICS. Frederick Seitz, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY. 

SESSION X2: 
Chairs: John A. Emerson, Ronald Gibala, 
Caroline A. Ross and Leo J. Schowalter 
Tuesday Afternoon, April 14, 1998 
Salon 7
12:05 PM *X2.1 
THE ORIGINS OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR LASER. Robert Hall, retired from General Electric, Schenectady, NY. 

12:45 PM *X2.2 
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SILICON CRYSTALS - FROM SMALL TO VERY, VERY BIG. Harry Leamy, C.C. Cameron Applied Research Center, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC. 

SESSION X3: 
Chairs: John A. Emerson, Ronald Gibala, 
Caroline A. Ross and Leo J. Schowalter 
Wednesday Afternoon, April 15, 1998 
Salon 7
12:05 PM *X3.1 
MATERIAL NEEDS FOR FUTURE SEMICONDUCTORS. Jane Shaw, IBM T.J. Watson Research Ctr., Yorktown Heights, NY. 

12:45 PM *X3.2 
SEMICONDUCTING AND METALLIC POLYMERS: THE PROMISE OF THE 1970's IS BECOMING REALITY. Alan Heeger, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA. 

SESSION X4: 
Chairs: John A. Emerson, Ronald Gibala, 
Caroline A. Ross and Leo J. Schowalter 
Thursday Afternoon, April 16, 1998 
Salon 7
12:05 PM *X4.1 
SILICON CHIP INTERCONNECTIONS FROM ALUMINUM TO COPPER. Jim Harper, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. 

12:45 PM *X4.2THE ROAD TO SILICON WAS PAVED WITH GERMANIUM. Michael Riordan, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, CA; University of California, Santa Cruz.