Unraveling the Physics and Chemistry of Water-Rich Mixtures at Extreme Pressures and Temperatures

Marius Millot

Executive Summary

We will develop two new laser-driven dynamic compression platforms that will enable the unraveling of the new physics and chemistry of low atomic number mixtures, such as those rich in water, at unprecedented extreme temperatures and pressures. Results from the experiments will provide a better understanding of planet formation and evolution and provide insights into the properties of matter under extreme conditions.

Publications, Presentations, Etc.

Kim, Y.  2019. "Study of Shock Growth of Ice VI Single Crystal Near Equilibrium Melting Pressure with Dynamic Diamond Anvil Cell."  21st Biennial Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, Portland, OR, June 2019. LLNL-PRES-777882.

Kim, Y., et al. 2019. "Shock Growth of Ice Crystal Near Equilibrium Melting Pressure Under Dynamic Compression." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116(18): 8679–8684. LLNL-JRNL-782065.

Millot, M. 2019. "Exploring the Quantum Mechanics of Dense Matter-SSAP2019." Stewardship Science Academic Programs (SSAP) Symposium, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, February 2019. LLNL-CONF-768078.

––– . 2019. "Investigating the Insulator-to-Metal Transition in Dense Fluid Hydrogen and Helium with Laser-Driven Dynamic Compression." International Conference on High Energy Density (ICHED), Oxford, UK, March/April 2019. LLNL-CONF-771320.

––– . 2019.  "Optical Properties of Warm Dense Fluid Helium at Jovian planet interior conditions." 21st Biennial Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SHOCK19), Portland, OR, June 2019. LLNL-CONF-778521.

Millot, M. and F. Coppari. 2019. "Experimental Discovery of Superionic Water Ice XVIII." 27th International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology (AIRAPT27), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, August 2019. LLNL-CONF-785239.