at the Advanced Photon Source

CDAC Webinar/Talks

Please join us for this CDAC Zoom talk/webinar: 

    Upcoming Webinars:        

Date:  Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 1pm (CST)
Joint Seminar With the NNSA/SSAP Center for Materials at Extreme Conditions
Speaker: Annie Kersting, (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Title: TBA

   Past Webinars: 

Date:  Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Jane Herriman, (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Title:Phonon thermodynamics and elastic behavior of GaN and GaAs at elevated temperatures and pressures

Date:  Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Gaia Righi, (Materials Science and Engineering, University of California San Diego)
Title:Dynamic Failure in Laser Shock-loaded Iron

Date:  Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Jorge Munoz, (Department of Physics, The University of Texas at El Paso)
Title: Electronic Structure and Dynamical Stability of the B2 phase of Binary Iron and Titanium Alloys at High Pressure and Temperature

Date:  Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Janice Musfeldt, (Departments of Chemistry and Physics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Title: Novel Spectroscopy of Quantum Materials under External

Date:  Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: M. Brian Maple, (Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego)
Title: Novel Electronic Phases and Competing Interactions in the Correlated f-electron Compound URu2Si2

Date:  Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Dayne Fratanduono, (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Title: Establishing Gold and Platinum Standards at Terapascal Pressures

Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Paul J. Steinhardt (Department of Physics, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University)
Title: The Discovery of Quasicrystals Formed in the First Atomic Bomb Test and Other Extraordinary Circumstances

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Sergey L. Bud'ko, (Materials Sciences and Engineering, Ames Laboratory)
Title: Ferromagnetic Quantum Phase Transitions Under Pressure

Date:  Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Peter J. Pauzauskie, (University of Washington / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Title: Synthesis and Laser-cooling of Point Defects at Gigapascal Pressures

Date:  Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Jung-Fu Lin, (Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin)
Transport Properties of Iron Alloys and the Geodynamo

Date:  Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Tom Duffy (Department of Geosciences, Princeton University)
Title: Dynamic Compression of Planetary Materials to Terapascal Pressures

Date:  Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Michael Hu (Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory) 
Title: Mossbauer Isotope Probes of Condensed Matter

Date:  Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Wenli Bi (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Title: Magnetic Studies Under High Pressure

Date:  Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Iskander Batyrev (Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground)
Title: Calculations of Energetic Materials and Extended Solids under Pressure

Date:  Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker 1: Alison Altman (Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University) 
Title: Computationally Directed Discovery of MoBi2
Speaker 2: Alexandra Tamerius (Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University) 
Title: Formation and Stability of Ni3Pb2

Date:  Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Ryan Klein (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/NIST Center for Neutron Research
Title: Pressure-Induced Collapse of Magnetic Order in Jarosite

Date:  Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Patricia Kalita (Sandia National Laboratories)  
Title: Hurry Up or Take Your Time: Kinetics of Shock-driven Phase Transitions and Dynamic X-ray Diffraction

Date:  Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Przemyslaw Dera (Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii at Manoa) 
Title: Static Compression and Mechanochemical Investigations of Structural Phase Changes and Chemical Reactions in Silicate and Oxide Mineral

Date:  Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Ronald Cohen (Extreme Materials Initiative, Carnegie Institution for Science)
Title: Reexploration of High Pressure Ferroelectricity in PbTiO3

Date:  Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Fei Wang (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University)
Title: Crystal Structure and Ordering of Hydrogen-related Defects and Ferric Iron in High-Pressure Silicates of the Mantle Transition Zone

Date:  Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Dana D. Dlott (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Title: Watching Solids and Liquids through the Ultrafast Shock Compression Microscope

Date:  Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Yogesh K. Vohra (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Title: Perspectives on Nanocrystalline and Toroidal Diamonds in Ultrahigh Pressure Materials Research

Date:  Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 1pm (CST)
Speaker: James Walsh (UMass Amherst)
Title: Experimentally accessing novel structural and magnetic phases with pressure

Date:  Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 1pm (CST)
Speaker: Thomas Mattsson (Sandia National Laboratories)
Title: Material Physics with Pulsed Power at Sandia

Date:  Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 1pm (CST)
Speaker: Shanti Deemyad (University of Utah)
Title: Symmetry Breaking Transitions and Light Alkalis Under Pressure

Date:  Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 1pm (CST)
Speaker: Brent Fultz (California Institute of Technology)
Title: Phonon entropy at high temperatures and pressures

Date:  Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 1pm (CST)
Speaker: Maosheng Miao (California State University Northridge)
Title: Novel Chemistry at High Pressures

Date:  Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 1pm (CST)
Speaker: Natalia Dubrovinskaia  (University of Bayreuth)
Title: Chemistry at High Pressures Revealed by Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffraction

Date:  Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 1pm (CST)
Speaker: Roald Hoffmann (Cornell University)
Title: Looking for Conceptual Connections Between Bonding at 1 Atmosphere and Elevated Pressures

Date:  Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 1pm (CST)
Speaker: Reini Boehler (Neutron Scattering Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Title: Unsolved Phase Diagrams of Simple Materials

Date:  Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 1pm (CST)
Speaker: Tiange Bi (Buffalo University)
Title: To Superconduct or Not?  A Tale of Four Hydrides under Pressure

Date:  Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 1pm (CST)
Speaker: Dan Sun (LANL)
Title: High Pressure / High Magnetic Field Research at the Los Alamos MagLab: Recent Studies of Hydride Superconductors

Date:  Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 1pm (CST)
Speaker: Amy Jenei (LLNL)
Title: Extending X-ray Diffraction Measurements to 20 Mbar (2 TPa)

Date:  Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 1pm (CST)
Speaker: Michael Demkowicz (Texas A&M University)
Title: Solid-state interfaces and their effect on the properties of multiphase metals

Date:  Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 1pm (CST)
Speaker: Elissaios Stavrou (LLNL)
Title: "The Quest for a Novel Periodic Table Under Pressure" 

Date:  Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Kierstin Daviau (Univ. of Waikato) 
Title: Exploring the Stability of SiC at High Pressures and Temperatures

Date:  Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Bianca Haberl (ORNL) 
Title: High-Pressure Neutron Scattering: Hydrides and Group IVa Materials

Date:  Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Chen Li (UC Riverside) 
Title: Inelastic X-ray Scattering Studies of Lattice Dynamics in 2D and Chiral Materials

Date:  Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Priscila Rosa (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Title: Strongly Correlated Materials Under Pressure

Date:  Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Martin Rahm (Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden)
Title: Van der Waals Radii of the Atoms Under Compression

Date:  Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker: Max Amsler (Material Science and Engineering, Cornell University)
Title: Rapid Assessment of High-Pressure Phase Stability from High-Throughput DFT Calculations

Date:  Wednesday, September 16, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Valery Levitas (Iowa State/Ames) 
Plastic Strain Induced Phase Transformations under High Pressure

Date:  Wednesday, September 9, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Barbara Lavina (Argonne National Laboratory, XSD, APS) 
The Transformative Power of High Pressure Micro-Diffraction Techniques: New Examples

Date:  Wednesday, August 26, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Elif Ertekin (University of Illinois 
at Urbana-Champaign
Mechanical Properties of Shape Memory Alloys: Controlling Structural Transformations and Elastocaloric Response With Pressure

Date:  Wednesday, August 19, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Daniel Haskel (Argonne National Laboratory, XSD, APS) 
Magnetism at High Pressures and Search for Quantum Liquids

Date:  Wednesday, August 12, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Katerina Hilleke (University at Buffalo) 
Visualizing Atomic Sizes With Chemical Pressure

Date:  Wednesday, July 29, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Susannah Dorfman (Michigan State University) 
Strength, compressibility and grain size to Megabar Pressures

Date:  Wednesday, July 22, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Ercan Alp (Argonne National Laboratory, XSD, APS) 
Mossbauer Resonance and High Pressure Science

Date:  Wednesday, July 8, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Kanani Lee (LLNL) 
Reconciling Discrepant High Pressure Melting Curves

Date:  Wednesday, July 1, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Lowell Miyagi (University of Utah) 
Deformation Mechanisms at Extreme Conditions

Date:  Wednesday, June 17, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Jon Belof (LLNL) 
Phase Kinetics for Extreme Conditions at LLNL

Date:  Wednesday, June 10, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Maik Lang (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) 
Title: Structural Transformations at Extreme Conditions: Coupling High-Pressure Cells with Energetic Ion Beams

Date:  Wednesday, June 3, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Sakun Duwal (Sandia National Laboratories) 
Shock Compression of Pre-Compressed H2-He Mixtures 

Date:  Wednesday, May 20, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Larissa Huston (Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dynamic compression of titanium

Date:  Thursday, May 7, 2020  - 1pm (CDT)
Speaker:  Dmitry Popov (Argonne National Laboratory, XSD, APS) 
Current and Future Capabilities for Measurements of Material Properties Under extreme Conditions at High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT)