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Spotlight on Pressure

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Spotlight on PressureThe International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) spotlighted the work of a group of Argonne researchers who utilized two x-ray beamlines at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source in applying high pressure techniques to a new area of materials science research.

An on-line “Research News” feature titled “Framework materials yield to pressure” notes that the technique employed at X-ray Science Division beamlines 1-BM and 17-BM “demonstrate[s] that pressure offers a novel approach for generating new phases and exploring the structure-property relationships of molecular materials.”

The group’s work has been published in Yakovenko et al. (2015), Acta Cryst. B71, 252-257; doi:10.1107/S2052520615005867.

This research used resources of the Advanced Photon Source, a U.S. DOE Office of Science User Facility operated for the DOE Office of Science by Argonne National Laboratory under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357.

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Published Date: 
08.06.2015