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Animateur : J. Contreras-Garcia

Short summary:

Pressure tuning is therefore a useful tool in the search for new solid state materials with enhanced properties. From the microscopic point of view, pressure allows precise tuning of a fundamental parameter, interatomic distance. Concomitantly, the network of chemical bonds ensuring the cohesion of matter can get quite transformed as well as their very nature can change radically.

Un fait marquant:

Helium can form bonds under pressure, leading to new properties (e.g. it hampers amorphization of arsnolite under pressure)

In the journal La Vanguardia

Keywords: high pressure, pressure tuning, models for confinement