Symposia description

High-Pressure Synthesis of Novel Materials

Alexander Goncharov (Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington)
Artem Oganov (Skoltech, Russia and Stony Brook University, USA)

Recently, a number of novel compounds have been synthesized at high pressures which hold a promise to become prototypes of new classes of materials with greatly improved for the practical application properties. These include superhard and high energy-density materials, high-temperature superconductors, etc. Other findings include synthesis of materials with chemical compositions, which may be relevant for the planetary interiors. Many of these discoveries have been guided by novel structure search algorithms but the importance of the experimental verification remains decisive. Of particular interest are unusual bonding schemes and modified stoichiometry of these novel materials. In this session we invite theoretical and experimental contributions that enhance newly emerging physics and chemistry at extreme conditions.

Submitted abstracts:


Elissaios Stavrou, Yansun Yao, Sergey Lobanov, Joseph M. Zaug, Hanyu Liu, Paulius V. Grivickas, Eran Greenberg, Vitali B. Prakapenka, and Alexander F. Goncharov
Synthesis of Xenon-Iron/Nickel intermetallic compounds at extreme thermobaric conditions

A. Hermann*, M. Mookherjee, X. Zhong, Y. Wang, Y. Ma
New hydrous mineral phases stable at Earth lower mantle conditions and inside super-Earths

Ashkan Salamat John Kearney Christian Childs Eunja Kim Chris Pickard Dean Smith
Unexpected structural and electronic behavior in the Group 14 nitrides

Qiang Zhu
Structure Prediction from Perfect to Materials Defect

Xiao-Jia Chen
Superconductivity from compressed narrow bandgap semiconductors