High Pressure

Anne Pommier puts an electrifying spin on materials under pressure

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In July 2021, Anne Pommier joined the Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory campus as a Staff Scientist, and she brought her specialized high-pressure lab with her!


Iron rich meteorites retain record of core crystallization in Solar System’s oldest planetary objects

A back-scattered electron image showing one of the products of Chabot’s lab at APL mimicry of the core crystallization process. Liquid metal is on the right and solid metal is on the left. Image is courtesy of Nancy Chabot and Peng Ni.

 New work led by Carnegie’s Peng Ni and Anat Shahar uncovers new details about our Solar System’s oldest planetary objects, which broke apart in long-ago collisions to form iron-rich meteorites.