Dilatometry and High-Pressure Experiments: Past, Present, and Future
|Date/Time:||Monday, 11 Nov 2013 from 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm|
George Schmiedeshoff Occidental College
After a brief introduction to dilatometry in general and thermal expansion in particular, their use in finding and studying quantum phase transitions will be illustrated. Possible designs and applications for future dilatometers will be presented.
The diamond-anvil cell makes possible high-pressure experiments to millions of atmospheres. Such enormous pressures are sufficient to transport matter into unexplored regions and uncover new physics and chemistry. Examples will be given from the areas of superconductivity and magnetism.
Clayton Swenson's life work is of fundamental importance for all the above developments.