77th Physical Electronics Conference

June 27 - 29, 2017
Portland, Oregon

Hosted by Portland State University
University Palace Hotel
Portland, Oregon

The Physical Electronics Conference has been held on university campuses and at research labs around North America for 76 years. Portland State University has been selected to host the 77th annual Physical Electronics Conference (PEC). This topical conference provides a yearly forum for the dissemination and discussion of novel and fundamental theoretical and experimental research in the physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering of surfaces and interfaces. Presentations of PhD thesis research, made by young contestants for the prestigious Nottingham prize ($1,500), are highlighted. Representative topics include electronic, chemical, magnetic, and structural properties of surfaces and interfaces; energetics, kinetics, and dynamics of physical, chemical, and biological transformations; electron correlation at surfaces and interfaces; interactions of biological materials; mechanisms of film growth, interface evolution, and reduced dimensionality; and processes of energy, electron, ion, and molecular transfer at surfaces and interfaces.