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The global objective of my work is to unlock the potential of high-pressure and high-temperature processing as a method for the preparation of novel glassy materials by using the principles of rational design, i.e. the strategy of creating materials with the desired physical and chemical properties, based on an ability to predict the structure and how this will affect these properties.

I study the structure and properties of liquid and glassy materials at and recovered from extreme conditions of high pressure (up to 20 GPa) and/or high temperature (up to 2000 K). The aim is to provide benchmark data which will aid state-of-the-art computer simulations to produce predictive models.

These will then be used to design new materials with desired mechanical, electrical, optical and/or thermal properties. These models will also be used by geologists where conditions of high pressures and temperatures can lead to disastrous phenomena such as earth quakes and volcanic eruptions.

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Projects 2008 2021

glass
neutron diffraction
rare earth elements
nuclear magnetic resonance
water
manipulators
liquids
glass
neutron scattering
silver compounds

Research Output 2009 2018

1 Citations

Structure of semiconducting versus fast-ion conducting glasses in the Ag–Ge–Se system

Zeidler, A., Salmon, P., Whittaker, D., Piarristeguy, A., Pradel, A., Fischer, H., Benmore, C. J. & Gulbiten, O. 17 Jan 2018 In : Royal Society Open Science. 5, 1, 21 p., 171401

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
silver
conduction
glass
ions
neutron diffraction

Materials under pressure

Zeidler, A. & Crichton, W. A. Oct 2017 In : MRS Bulletin. 42, 10, p. 710-713

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

life sciences
perovskites
magnetic materials
Biological systems
Phase behavior

Structure of rare-earth chalcogenide glasses by neutron and x-ray diffraction

Drewitt, J. W. E., Salmon, P. S., Zeidler, A., Benmore, C. J. & Hannon, A. C. 28 Apr 2017 In : Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal. 29, 22, p. 225703

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Rare earths
Neutrons
x ray diffraction
rare earth elements
Diffraction

Topological Ordering and Viscosity in the Glass-Forming Ge-Se System: The Search for a Structural or Dynamical Signature of the Intermediate Phase

Zeidler, A., Salmon, P., Whittaker, D., Pizzey, K. & Hannon, A. C. 13 Nov 2017 In : Frontiers in Materials. 4, 32, 15 p., 32

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
liquidus
signatures
viscosity
glass
coordination number

Neutron diffraction as a probe of liquid and glass structures under extreme conditions

Salmon, P., Drewitt, J. W. E. & Zeidler, A. 2016 In : Neutron News. 27, 3, p. 22-26 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
neutron diffraction
probes
glass
laser heating
levitation