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APS High Pressure Special Interest Group

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Friday, April 21, 2017
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3:00 p.m.

Title of talk:  Driving novel chemistry with hard x-rays

Speaker: Michael Pravica, University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV).

Abstract:  By harnessing the highly energetic, highly focused, and highly penetrating properties of synchrotron hard x-rays to drive decomposition reactions, we have enabled novel routes of chemical synthesis at extreme or isolated conditions.  In this talk, I will discuss three studies that showcase *useful hard x-ray photochemistry*: Potential synthesis of CsF2 and CsF3 at high pressure, synthesis of doped polymeric carbon monoxide at ambient and low pressure conditions (far less than 5GPa), and a novel means to dope semiconductors.


We are trying to switch to a new broadcasting platform, BlueJeans instead of AdobeConnect. Therefore this time the presentation will be broadcasted through BlueJeans -> and recorded.

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