Phone: 406-994-6155
Fax: 406-994-4452
EPS Room 213, MSU, Bozeman, 59717-3840, MT

Biographical Sketch:

  • B.S. 1956 University of Notre Dame
  • M.S. 1958 University of Missouri
  • Ph.D. 1962 University of Missouri


Professor Lapeyre's research in the solid state and surface science laboratory focuses on the electronic states and electron interactions in solids and at surfaces. A strong emphasis is placed on quantum properties of MBE grown III-V semiconductor surfaces. The principal spectroscopies used are polarization dependent angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (PARUPS) in the far and extreme ultraviolet spectral range and high resolution low energy electron loss spectroscopy (HREELS). LEED, ESCA, and Auger are used for multiple sample analysis. Two sources of photon flux are available. In the Montana State University laboratory, gas discharge lamps and x-rays are used. The MSU lab group is also a user group at the Synchrotron Radiation Center at the University of Wisconsin, where the group has its own beam line which covers the spectral range from about 5 to 1000 eV.

Selected Publications:

  • "A Small Cone Method of Directly Forming Atomic Images from Energy Dependent Photoelectron Diffraction Data," H.Wu, and G.J. Lapeyre, Phys. Rev. B41, 14549 (1995).
  • "Development of Synchrotron Radiation Photoemission From Photoionization to Electron Holography," G.J. Lapeyre, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A347 17, (1994).
  • "Neutrino Recoil Induced Desorption," L. Zhu, R. Avci, G.J. Lapeyre, M.M. Hindi, R. Kozub, and S.J. Robinson, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A12(4), 2037 (1994).
  • "New Experimental Technique for Determining Real-Space Atomic Images Applied to Aluminum Adsorbed on Silicon(111)," H. Wu, G.J. Lapeyre, H. Huang, and S.Y. Tong, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 215 (1993).