School Colloquia Series - Jodie Bradby - Creating New Materials at Extreme Pressures
Tuesday 11th July 2017
Old Main Building - Room 149
Dr Jodie Bradby, Associate Professor & ARC Future Fellow, Research School of Physics and Engineering - ANU
Abstract: Creating new materials at extreme pressures: Diamonds are a (high-pressure) scientist's best friend.
Diamonds are formed deep in the earth where high pressures and high temperatures slowly work to turn carbon-containing minerals into one of the hardest materials known to science. In this talk the discovery of a range of new structures of Si, Ge and C, formed at similar pressures will be discussed. Many of these new crystal structures form as nanomaterials and have physical properties that may be of technological interest.