- Bianca Haberl, Chemical and Engineering Materials Division
We currently lack a good understanding of amorphous materials and their phase behaviors, an understanding that is crucial for the synthesis of exotic functional materials from amorphous precursors. Neutron scattering can provide an invaluable tool to obtain this necessary understanding, particularly for materials consisting of light elements contained within a pressure cell. However, neutron scattering and the application of high pressure for in situ studies have so far been limited by the need for large sample volumes. Here, I will give an overview over a recent development at ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source that is overcoming many of these shortcomings to give unprecedented insight into the high-pressure behaviors of amorphous precursor materials.
Refreshments will be served at 9:30 am.
About the Speaker:
Bianca Haberl is a Weinberg Fellow.