September 21, 2020
Argonne National Laboratory
This talk will describe the current tools for data collection and data analysis in use at the Advanced Photon Source tomography beamlines to enable automation and data collection and data analysis reproducibility.
Oct. 28, 2020
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Speaker: Professor Eva Zurek, University at Buffalo, SUNY
High pressure opens the door towards the synthesis of materials with unique properties, e.g. superconductivity, hydrogen storage media, high energy density and superhard materials. Under pressure elements that would not normally combine may form stable compounds or they may mix in novel proportions. As a result, we cannot use our chemical intuition developed at 1 atmosphere to predict phases that become stable when compressed. To facilitate the prediction of the crystal structures of novel materials, without any experimental information, we have developed the XtalOpt evolutionary algorithm for crystal structure prediction.