Available student project - Investigating extreme environments using diamond anvil cells
- Materials Science and Engineering
A diamond anvil cell
This project aims to understand how commonly used diamond anvil cell pressure mediums influence the phase transformation pathway and final structure of silicon, carbon and germanium. Novel amorphous starting materials of silicon, carbon and germanium will be used and the final crystal structures analyzed using electron microscopy and Raman. This project would suit a PhB or 3rd year physics student. Will get lots of lab-based experimental experience.
A willingness to conduct careful experimental measurements, good communication skills and a willingness to work as part of a wider international team.
This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)
- 3rd year special project
- PhB (1st year)
- PhB (2nd or 3rd year)
- Honours project
- Vacation scholar