EFree at EFRC Summit 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy held an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) Summit & Forum on May 25-27, 2011. The Summit brought together scientists and energy policy leaders with the goal of exploring the challenges and opportunities in applying America's extraordinary scientific and technical resources to the country's critical energy needs.  It highlighted the early successes of the EFRCs and served to promote collaboration across the centers.
Talks and posters were presented by eleven EFree scientists:
  • Ho-kwang Mao (Carnegie), Energy frontier research under high pressures
  • Malcolm Guthrie (Carnegie), EFree activity at the Spallation Neutron Source
  • Yu Lin (Stanford, graduate student), A novel superhard sp3-bonded non-crystalline carbon allotrope,
  • Ronald E. Cohen (Carnegie), Polar energy materials
  • Lin Wang (HPSynC), Nano-scaled materials under high pressures
  • Bing Li (HPSynC), High-pressure discovery of RhH2 and ambient pressure recovery
  • Maria Baldini (HPSynC), Persistence of Jahn-Teller distortion up to the insulator to metal transition in LaMnO3
  • Amol Karandikar (Carnegie), Melting of refractory materials in extreme environments
  • Xiaojia Chen (Carnegie), Pressure tuning of superconductivity and magnetism
  • Kai Landstron (Lehigh), High-pressure chemistry with periodic mesoporous materials
  • Yang Ding (HPSynC), High-pressure synchrotron x-ray spectroscopic methods for studying 3d and 4f electronic transitions