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...
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...
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