High Pressure

Washington, DC, 14 December 2010- Materials can take on surprising shapes under pressure.

High Pressure

Washington, DC, 28 October 2010- Lasers are used extensively for exploring the nature of materials under extreme conditions, including high pressures and temperatures.

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Washington, DC, 18 August 2010- Researchers from the University of Michigan and the Geophysical Laboratory have demonstrated a new method for quantitatively measuring the degree of pressure-induced atomic disordering in pyrochlore oxides using synchrotron x-ray diffraction, synchrotron infrared spectroscopy and Raman scattering techniques. 

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High Pressure

Washington, DC, 1 April 2010- Nanoscience is opening up a new window on materials under extreme conditions.

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Metallic glasses are emerging as potentially useful materials at the frontier of materials science research. They combine the advantages and avoid many of the problems of normal metals and glasses, two classes of materials with a very wide range of applications.
High Pressure

Washington, DC—Physicists have long wondered whether hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, could be transformed into a metal and possibly even a superconductor—the elusive state in which electrons can flow without resistance.

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Single-crystal diamonds produced at the Geophysical Laboratory are traveling with a major museum exhibit called the Nature of Diamonds. The display focuses on the beauty of diamonds, their geological origins, and the science of diamond.

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Scientists at the Carnegie Institution have found for the first time that high pressure can be used to make a unique hydrogen-storage material.
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Washington, DC—The oil and gas that fuels our homes and cars started out as living organisms that died, were compressed, and heated under heavy layers of sediments in the Earth’s crust.

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