Matter under Extremes

The study of matter at extreme conditions represents a forefront area of research activity across the sciences, including physics, chemistry, materials science and even biology. Advancing the frontier of extreme conditions science requires powerful micro- sampling probes to access minute samples through the vessel walls and to separate weak sample signals from the background signals arising from the much more massive surrounding vessel materials. The development of synchrotron radiation sources has provided the essential breakthrough.

This report documents the proceedings of the workshop, "Advances in Matter under Extreme Conditions," held at the APS in October 2012. A retrospective of the successes of HPCAT over the past 10 years, as well as opportunities for addressing key grand challenges in future of extreme conditions science were discussed by over 120 people from the US and abroad. Emerging from the workshop and its discussions is a clear signal of the outstanding opportunities for the future of extreme conditions science at the APS in the years to come. To read more, click here.