SSAP Annual Review Symposium Features CDAC Science

The annual SSAA Program Symposium took place in Albuquerque, NM from June 27-28, 2013. Individual grant recipients and center directors from the three divisions of the program (High Energy Density Physics, Low Energy Nuclear Science, and Materials Properties Under Extreme Conditions) gave updates on center or group activities and progress. The symposium was opened with a welcome address from Ralph Schneider, the Director of the Office of Defense Science at the NNSA. Paul Hommert, Director of Sandia National Laboratories, gave the keynote talk before the poster session.

CDAC students and partners were joined by two CDAC and HPCAT scientists and presented 18 posters during the poster session on the first night of the symposium. CDAC Director Russell Hemley gave two invited talks, one an overview of CDAC and one with Yogendra Gupta (Washington State University) on unique opportunities at the Advanced Photon Source, featuring HPCAT and DCS. CDAC Students Pamela Kaercher (Berkeley), Zeyu Li (University of Michigan), Lisa Mauger (Caltech), and Eloisa Zepeda-Alarcon (Berkeley) all received Best Poster awards during the poster session. This is the second year in a row that Pamela has earned this honor.


  • Berg, C., Shock-loading of energetic materials with picosecond temporal resolution
  • Bishop, M., 1,1-diamino-2,2-dinitroethylene (FOX-7) under high pressure-temperature
  • Du, Z., Mapping temperatures and temperature gradients during flash heating in a diamond-anvil cell
  • Finklestein, G., Single-crystal x-ray diffraction experiments on orthoenstatite to 48 GPa: New high-pressure phases and 4-, 5-, and 6-coordinated silicon
  • Hohensee, G., High pressure thermal transport properties of interfaces and mixed crystals by time-domain thermoreflectance
  • Hrubiak, R., Thermodynamics of the C-H-O fluids: High pressure experimetns on dissociation of carbonates and hydrides
  • Kaercher, P. and E. Zepeda-Alarcon, Crystallographic preferred orientation in stishovite: In situ observations at high pressure
  • Li, Z., Carbide-dominant inner core inferred from anomalously low shear-wave velocity of dense Fe7C3
  • Lim, J., Origin of the volume collapse under pressure in elemental Pr, Gd, Tb, and Dy
  • Liu, J., Elasticity of bcc Fe and Fe-Si alloy at high P-T by mean of inelastic x-ray scattering
  • Mauger, L., High temperature phonon behavior in iron and cementite
  • Park, S., Structural response of layered perovskite La2TiM2O7
  • Shaw, W., Time-resolved spectroscopy of shock compreessed materials
  • Shen, G., HPCAT - an integrated synchrotron facility for high pressure research
  • Somayazulu, M., Novel xenon compounds syntesized at high pressures and high temperatures
  • Stan, C., High-pressure phase transition in PbF2 at room and high temperatures
  • Townsend, J., Properties of ultra-high pressure hydrous silicates: Experiment and theory
  • Yang, J., Single-crystal elasticity of the deep-mantle magnesite at high pressure and temperature