Extreme Conditions Physics
These studies examine how materials react and change when being subjected to extremes of pressure, temperature, fields and strain. The researchers use diamond anvils or large lasers to create high pressures, liquid He cooling and laser heating to change temperatures, and x-rays, neutrons and optical spectroscopy to study how the materials change. Interpretation of the observations is aided by computation and simulation, using methods such as electronic structure calculations, classical and quantum molecular dynamics.
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A computational investigation of the high-pressure phase sequence of the heaviest alkali hydroxides, RbOH and CsOH, shows that the phase diagram of both compounds is richer than hitherto thought. First-principles calculations ...
Using a combination of ab initio crystal structure prediction and neutron diffraction techniques, we have solved the full structure of KOH-VI at 7 GPa. Rather than being orthorhombic and proton-ordered as had previously ...