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."
Washington, DC— Did you know that there are at least 17 crystalline forms of ice, many of them formed under extreme pressures, such as those found in the interiors of frozen planets? New work from a team led by Carnegie’s Timothy Strobel has identified the structure of a new type of ice crystal that resembles the mineral quartz and is stuffed with over five weight percent of energy-rich hydrogen molecules, which is a long-standing Department of Energy goal for hydrogen storage.
Washington, DC— New work from a team led by the Geophysical Laboratory's Alexander Goncharov has created a new extremely incompressible carbon nitride compound. They say it could be the prototype for a whole new family of superhard materials, due to the unexpected ratio of carbon and nitrogen atoms. Their work is published in the journal Chemistry of Materials.
Asmaa Boujibar is a Carnegie Fellow from NASA Johnson Space Center. She explores various aspects of planetary differentiation using high pressure and temperature experiments.
The Geophysical Laboratory's weekly seminar series continues with Colin Jackson from the Geophysical Laboratory. He will present, "Discrete stages of core formation survive the moon forming impact."
Maria Baldini is the Synchrotron X-Ray Coordinator for EFree.
Yufei Meng works as a research scientist on the defects in different diamonds and their influence to properties and formation.
Li Zhu joins the Geophysical Laboratory as a postdoctoral associate from the University of Basel. Li is working with Timothy Strobel on the development of a reaction pathway prediction method to be able to apply the method and predict reaction pathways and transition states.
Liuxiang Yang is a postdoctoral associate from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He works with Reinhard Boehler and others at ORNL on the melting of transition metals and noble gases.