2019 IUCr & ECA High-Pressure Workshop

Joint High-Pressure Workshop of the IUCr High-Pressure Commission
and the ECA Special Interest Group SIG-11

Organizer: Ronald Miletich (University of Vienna, Austria)
Date: 13th to 17th August 2019 (5 days)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Room: 55 EI 10
Fee: see workshop hompage


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Crystallography under extreme conditions has become a multidisciplinary field dealing with unique states of matter and their changes, and simulating processes in materials at extraordinary conditions. Modern high-pressure science provides among others insights to inaccessible environments such as of planetary interiours, it allows the synthesis of novel materials and access to new material states, and it promotes extraordinary physical properties of solids.

The last decade has seen milestones reached in innovative instrumentations and improvements in experimental methodology and software, as well as ab initio techniques. Structure determination at pressures up to a megabar has become routine. Methods have been developed that enable the analysis of multi-grain data collected on samples composed of hundreds of individual crystallites. Advances in X-ray detector technology and pressure-controlling devices facilitate the collection of crystallographic data with unprecedented speed, at controlled stress and strain rates, and enabling time-resolved experiments.

The purpose of the 2019 High-Pressure Workshop, this year jointly organized by the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Commission on High Pressure and the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) Special Interest Group SIG-11 is to bring together researchers, who apply these tools of extreme-condition crystallography to different disciplines of science and to stimulate exciting research directions for the future.

For further details visit the workshop homepage