I have expertise in a variety of materials science techniques. These include:
Nanoindentation at high and low temperatures
Pressure application by Diamond Anvil Cells
Scanning Electron Microscopy
Focused Ion Beam Milling
Basic Transmission Electron Microscopy
I investigate the effects of size, temperature and unloading rate on the formation of pressure induced metastable phases of Si and Ge. To apply pressure, I utilise both diamond anvil cells and nanoindentation.