Exploration and creation of a new material at ultra-high pressures with high power lasers
Ryosuke KODAMA1, Norimasa OZAKI1
Using high power laser technology, the exploration and creation of new materials are being conducted under the highest controlled-pressure condition on Earth. At more than 10 million atm, new states of matter are expected such as liquid metal carbon and a super diamond that seems to be much harder than a diamond. Exploring such a condition is important and useful not only from the viewpoint of material science but also from the viewpoint of planetary science. Furthermore, it promotes research aimed at the creation of new materials with ultrahigh-pressure control technology, quenching technology for high-pressured phases of matter, technology for the highly efficient creation of new materials utilizing ultrahigh compression strain and dynamic diagnosis technology using an x-ray free electron laser.
- 1 Graduate School of Engineering and Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University