Zhenxian Liu is beamline scientist at the Carnegie synchrotron infrared beamline U2A of the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Washington, DC—Germanium may not be a household name like silicon, its group-mate on the periodic table, but it has great potential for use in next-generation electronics and energy technology.
Of particular interest are forms of germanium that can be synthesized in the lab under extreme pressure conditions. However, one of the most-promising forms of germanium for practical applications, called ST12, has only been created in tiny sample sizes—too small to definitively confirm its properties.
The AGU Fall Meeting 2016 will take place in San Francisco, CA from December 12-17. Many staff members and postdoctoral associates from the Geophysical Laboratory will attend this year.
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Gustav Borstad is a postdoctoral associate working with Tim Strobel on the discovery and characterization of novel carbon-rich materials. He is also searching for optimization of properties such as hardness, optical activity and conductivity utilizing high-pressure techniques with spectroscopy a
The Geophysical Laboratory's weekly seminar series continues with Amy Jenei from LLNL. She will present, "Using laser compression to probe solid and plassma equation of state to unprecedented pressure regimes at the National Ignition Facility."