The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was awarded "for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics" with one half to Arthur Ashkin "for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems", the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland "for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses" ."
Our recently accepted work in Angewandte Chemie International Edition is an important milestone in the development of this lab!
La2Sn2O7 is investigated under extreme conditions via laser heating in a diamond anvil cell with X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. DFT simulations support the experimental findings. A new ground state at 70 GPa that is recoverable to ambient conditions is revealed. The final state of the system is highly pathway dependent due to the covalent nature of the Sn−O bonding. Related La2Tc2O7 is simulated to determine the likelihood it has behavior analogous to that of La2Sn2O7
It’s easy to assume there’s nothing new to learn about liquids. John Proctor explains just how weird liquids can be at high pressures and why this work could shed light on planetary interiors
Undergraduate student Dylan Durkee has successfully been granted the Nevada ASA Space Grant
Dean and Jasmine presented a poster
Filming for a show about the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility