Scattering and Thermophysics
Giant electromechanical coupling of relaxor ferroelectrics controlled by polar nanoregion vibrations
The diffraction portion of the Group utilizes laboratory x-ray, synchrotron x-ray, and neutron diffraction facilties to solve problems from phase stability to residual stress and texture. The thermography and thermophysical properties of the Group has exceptional capabilities to characterize thermal properties for numerous industrial and research needs.
The thermophysical properties effort has developed several unique instruments for thermal transport determination and thermal imaging studies.