Physics Colloquium: Investigations of Properties of Materials at Various Pressures and Temperatures (Prof. Irina Chuvashova, FIU)
This is a past event.
Friday, February 18 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
PG6 - Tech Station, 112
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, PG6 - Tech Station, Miami, Florida 33199
Extreme conditions are high pressures 10,000 bigger than the atmospheric pressure and high and ultra-low temperatures. High pressure research is an extremely fascinating area that allows us to synthesis materials that can’t be formed at any other conditions. This area is multidisciplinary and extends from geosciences and astrophysics through chemistry and physics to biology and environmental sciences. High pressure plays a critical role, not only in simulations of processes happening inside the Earth and other planets, but also in biological sciences providing important insights for improving food processing or protein stability as well as nuclear waste management. Recent discoveries in high-pressure condensed matter physics include the metallization of hydrogen, room-temperature superconductors, quantum criticality and superhard materials. This research will discuss chemistry and physics happening at extreme conditions and new properties that the materials present in these conditions.