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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2005-2007 Research Centers, Bureaus and Institutes Laboratory for Surface Modification (LSM)  

Laboratory for Surface Modification (LSM)

Serin Physics Laboratory

136 Frelinghuysen Road, Busch Campus

Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019

Telephone: 732/445-5185; Fax: 732/445-4991

Theodore E. Madey, Director

The Laboratory for Surface Modification (LSM) provides a focus for research in basic and applied studies of high-technology surfaces and interfaces. Its activities involve multidisciplinary research in the disciplines of physics, chemistry, ceramics, materials science, and electrical engineering. Surface modification encompasses a broad spectrum of phenomena that occur at the atomic level on the surface of solids, and advances in this technology have a fundamental impact on the fields of telecommunications, petroleum, superconductivity, computer science, minerals, and chemicals. Research is supported with extensive, state-of-the-art, ultrahigh vacuum instrumentation, electronics, and computational facilities. In addition, the laboratory operates a 1.7 MV Tandetron accelerator, complete with Rutherford backscattering and ion channeling capabilities. Another laboratory facility is a Kratos XSAM Surface Analysis system containing X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy, and ion- scattering spectroscopy.

Laboratory of Vision Research (LVR)

Psychology Building Addition

152 Frelinghuysen Road, Busch Campus

Piscataway, NJ 08854-8020

Telephone: 732/445-6660; Fax: 732/445-6715

Thomas Papathomas, Associate Director

The Laboratory of Vision Research (LVR) has three major objectives: to conduct advanced interdisciplinary research in vision, to establish undergraduate and graduate courses in visual perception and related areas, and to serve as a consulting body to New Jersey and national institutions. Research is focused on early vision, such as texture, stereoscopic depth, and motion perception and some higher processing states, such as the role of focal attention in visual tasks. Practical applications of research conducted in the laboratory include the diagnosis and prevention of stereo blindness, invention of new ways to match large databases to the heuristics of the human observer, and the development of image-compression techniques based on the properties of the human visual system.

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