Peter Piercy


Peter Piercy
Associate Professor

Room: STM 445
Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 6758
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Dr. Piercy studies the microscopic morphology of the surfaces of crystalline solids, using low-energy electron diffraction methods. Non-equilibrium surface roughness is characterized statistically on the nanometer scale, to detect the growth and relaxation of a distribution of surface and near-surface defects created by low-energy ion bombardment.

Fields of Interest

  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surface physics
  • Low energy electron diffraction
  • Diffusion
  • Annealing
  • Lattice deformation
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