July 10th, 2015
The iron-oxygen system is the most important reference of a rock’s oxidation state. Even as minor components in many petrologic systems, iron oxides can play a critical role in controlling redox equilibria, which in turn affect the speciation of fluid phases, chemical differentiation, melting behavior, and other important physical...
July 9th, 2015
CDAC graduate student Greg Hohensee and his research advisor, CDAC Academic Partner David Cahill at the University of Illinois, have used diamond anvil cell techniques to uncover new physics associated with heat transfer across diamond-metal interfaces. Their paper, published in Nature Communications, illustrated the critical role of...
July 2nd, 2015
The matter that makes up distant planets and even-more-distant stars exists under extreme pressure and temperature conditions, and includes the noble gases, some of which - such as helium and neon - are household names. New work by a group from Carnegie, the University of Edinburgh, DESY, and Howard University used laboratory techniques...
June 22nd, 2015
A team of scientists from Carnegie and George Mason University, using facilities at HPCAT, have provided new insights on the behavior of silica under pressure at room temperature. Silica is one of the most abundant minerals and a major component of the Earth’s crust and mantle. Its various high-pressure forms make it an important study...
May 28th, 2015
The Atomic Heritage Foundation hosted series of events on June 2-3, 2015 to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Manhattan Project. The program was held at the headquarters of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. A reunion and reception for Manhattan Project veterans and their families was held on Tuesday, June 2, beginning at 2:30 PM...
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