The low solubility of hydrogen in tungsten has led to its use as a gasket material to seal hydrogen in diamond anvil cell experiments at high pressures. This story, reported in J. Phys.: Condens.
In a combined experimental / theoretical effort, our new new paper on H2S+H2 was just accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters. In this work we demonstrate the formation of a "guest-host" type molecular compound.
Oleksandr Kurakevych arrived at the Geophysical Laboratory on October 18, 2011 from the Institute for Mineralogy and Condensed Matter Physics, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6) in France. He specializes in high-pressure chemistry and joins us as a postdoctoral associate.
Carnegie's Geophysical Laboratory's newest staff member, Timothy Strobel, will be given the prestigious Jamieson Award on September 26, 2011, from the International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology in Mumbai, India.