Bhadram Receives Postdoctoral Award

Venkata Srinu Bhadram will receive the ninth Postdoctoral Innovation and Excellence Award (PIE). These awards are made through nominations from the departments and are chosen by the Office of the President.

Diatomic Inmates of a Molecular Prison

A team of scientists including the Geophysical Laboratory’s Tim Strobel and Venkata Bhadram now report unexpected quantum behavior of hydrogen molecules, H2, trapped within tiny cages made of organic molecules, demonstrating that the structure of the cage influences the behavior of the

Predictions of Titanic Nitride Proved Unsinkable

A team of experimental and computational scientists led by the Geophysical Laboratory’s (GL) Tim Strobel and Venkata Bhadram have synthesized a long sought-after form of titanium nitride, Ti3N4, which has promising mechanical and optoelectronic properties.

New form of carbon that's hard as a rock, yet elastic, like rubber

A team including several Geophysical Laboratory scientists has developed a form of ultrastrong, lightweight carbon that is also elastic and electrically conductive.

To e-, or not to e-, the question for exotic Si-III (BC8)

It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of silicon when it comes to computing, solar energy, and other technological applications.

Properties of "exotic" ST12-germanium

Germanium may not be a household name like silicon, its group-mate on the periodic table, but it has great potential for use in next-generation electronics and energy technology.

Bhadram wins best poster @GRS

Free Postdoc Venkat Bhadram was one of three selected for best poster awards at the Gordon Research Seminar, which was held before the Gordon Research Conference in July at the Holderness School in New Hampshire.

Hydrogen-stuffed, quartz-like water ice

Check out our new paper in JACS.


Titanium Pernitride

Scientists from Carnegie have discovered a new transition metal pernitride, TiN2, which is ultraincompressible (bulk modulus ~360-385 GPa), and potentially a superhard material.