24-25th September 2010
With high brilliance, focusing capabilities, temporal resolution, coherence, and polarization, synchrotron x-radiation is a particularly powerful probe for revealing rich materials behavior under extreme environments. Besides the traditional crystal structure information, recently developed synchrotron techniques provide information on phonon dynamics, electronic and bonding structure, magnetism, micro-structure in a large length scale, nano-imaging, strength and elasticity, and kinetics/process evolution.
- Technology Task Force Teams: Synchrotron Radiation
- Laboratory or Institution: University of Texas, Austin
- Personnel: Reini Boehler, Yingwei Fei , Alex Goncharov, Malcolm Guthrie, Russell Hemley, Zhenxian Liu, Ho-kwang (Dave) Mao, Viktor Struzhkin
- Key Partners: Bill Bassett, Cornell University, Jung-Fu "Afu" Lin, University of Texas, Austin, Wendy Mao, Stanford University
- HPSynC: Yang Ding, Guoyin Shen, Wenge Yang
Enabling new technologies for sample analysis and fabrication are the integral part of the proposed research program. We have developed and pioneered many high-pressure techniques coupled with in-situ and ex-situ analytical and spectroscopic methods that allowed us to probe material properties at all levels from electron and atom to bulk over a wide pressure-temperature-composition range.