More than 100 scientists from around the world attended the 68th Physical Electronics Conference held on campus June 22-25. An annual forum for the discussion of new research results in the physics and chemistry of surfaces and interfaces between materials, the conference emphasized fundamental surface science in materials systems, including metals, semiconductors, insulators and biomaterials.

“Each year, scientists with interests in this field come together to hear presentations on experimental and theoretical research,” said Jory Yarmoff, a professor of physics and chair of the meeting program committee. “And for the first time they came to UCR.”

The conference was supported by the American Vacuum Society; the Southern California Chapter of the American Vacuum Society; Omicron Nanotechnology; SPECS; and UCR’s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Department of Chemistry.