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 -> https://bluejeans.com/553919639 and recorded.