HP Phase Diagram
Like temperature, pressure is a thermodynamic variable. Under pressure energy landscape of materials changes and material can transform to new forms. Materials with new structural, electronic and magnetic properties often are discovered once a material is subjected to extreme pressures.
High pressure phase diagram (P-T) are of substantial interest for the insight they provide in designing new materials with enhanced properties, testing theoretical models and in many cases modeling the condensed states of matter present within the Earth and other planets.
In our lab we are interested in exploring phase diagram of materials abundant in the solar systems, simple forms of matter such as metals or those with technologically interesting properties. Examples of some of the phase diagrams that we are studying are: