May 28th, 2015
The Atomic Heritage Foundation will host a series of events on June 2-3, 2015 to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Manhattan Project. The program will be held at the headquarters Carnegie Institution of Washington. A reunion and reception for Manhattan Project veterans and their families will be held on Tuesday, June 2, beginning at 2...
May 27th, 2015
A recent systematic search for stable calcium carbides carried out using an evolutionary structure searching algorithm resulted in the prediction of six stable phases from ambient pressure up to 100 GPa. Among the rich and diverse chemistry predicted in these various phases, a particularly remarkable feature was found in the 2D metallic...
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April 23rd, 2015
New work from Carnegie scientists Russell Hemley and Ivan Naumov hones in on the physics underlying the recently discovered fact that some metals stop being metallic under pressure. Metals are compounds that are capable of conducting the flow of electrons that make up an electric current. Other materials, called insulators, are not...
March 18th, 2015
The annual Stewardship Science Academic Programs (SSAP) Symposium was held in Santa Fe, NM on March 11-12, 2015. At the poster session, 18 CDAC graduate students presented their work and Eloisa Zepeda-Alarcon received a Best Poster Award for her presentation. CDAC Coordinator Stephen Gramsch gave an overview of the Center and its...
February 27th, 2015
As iron is heated, the arrangement of the atoms in the solid changes several times before the iron finally melts. This unusual behavior is one reason why steel is so strong. The atomic-level details of how and why iron takes on so many different forms during heating remains a mystery, however. Recent work by Caltech CDAC scientists...
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