BY SOKRATES T. PANTELIDES
IBM Research Division
Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
" Reports of cold fusion stirred a great deal of activity. Little has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, however. A report of comprehensive studies with electrolytic cells that produced no fusion has appeared in Physical Review Letters.
J.F. Ziegler, T.H. Zabel, J.J. Cuomo, V.A. Brusic, et al., “Electrochemical experiments in cold nuclear fusion,” Physical Review Letters, 62, 2929-32, 19 June 1989. (IBM Corp., T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.)
The growth of GaAs on Si has been known to proceed through island formation, not layer-by-layer epitaxy. Two papers explore the microscopic origins of this phenomenon and identify the sources of energy gain.
E. Kaxiras, O.L. Alerhand, J.D. Joannopoulos, G.W. Turner, “Microscopic model of heteroepitaxy of GaAs on Si(l00),” Physical Review Letters, 62, 2484-6, 22 May 1989. (IBM Corp., TJ. Watson...