A paper by EFree Scientists Malcolm Guthrie and Reinhard Boehler, along with colleagues from HPCAT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been named as one of the Taylor & Francis Materials Science Top 10 for 2013.
The paper, published in High Pressure Research, reported reports new conical designs for the diamond anvil cell. These designs permit far larger samples than previously and have so far reached pressures up to 94 GPa. They have been used successfully at ORNL to conduct neutron diffraction under extremes of pressure some five times greater than previously. This technical breakthrough will likely also impact both X-ray techniques and synthesis for materials research at high pressure [R. Boehler et al., High Press. Res., 33, 546-554 (2013)].