Session 1: Emerging experimental techniques

Coupled with advances in synchrotron x-ray and infrared beamline developments, spallation neutron sources and diamond anvil cell technology, we are witnessing unparalleled experimental capabilities. Structure solutions at Mbar pressures, optical reflectivity/transmission at multi Mbars, time dependent P-T studies, inelastic spectroscopy are now almost routinely possible. In tandem, theoretical predictions are becoming highly accurate at these pressures forcing experimentalists to break new barriers in pressure and temperature as well as extending diamond cell studies to other complimentary techniques. For example, NMR studies, x-ray microtomography and dielectric constant measurements at high pressure continue to be challenging and are being developed. Double stage anvils have breached TPa pressures and with the advent of FEL sources, interrogating samples at TPa pressures and 10,000 K is within reach. This session will focus on discussing the technical developments and the exciting science that can be probed from such developments.

Session conveners

  • Dr. Nandini Garg, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (India)
  • Dr. Madury Somayazulu, George Washington University (U.S.A.)

Session chairs

  • Dr. Gregory Finkelstein, University of Hawaii (U.S.A.)
  • Hannah Shelton, University of Hawaii (U.S.A.)

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr. Wendy Mao, Stanford University (U.S.A.)
  • Dr. Dayne Fratanduono, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S.A.)
  • Dr. Thomas Meier, University of Bayreuth (Germany)
  • Dr. Martin Meven, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
  • Dr. Camelia Stan, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (U.S.A.)

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