Materials Science

Meteorite strikes may create unexpected form of silica

Crator in Arizona

When a meteorite hurtles through the atmosphere and crashes to Earth, how does its violent impact alter the minerals found at the landing site? What can the short-lived chemical phases created by these extreme impacts teach scientists about the minerals existing at the high-temperature and pressure conditions found deep inside the planet?


Postdoc Spotlight: Irina Chuvashova Finds New Ways to Measure Materials Under Pressure

Irina Chuvashova in the Lab with COVID19 Mask - Coronavirus Materials Science

In this Postdoc Spotlight interview, materials scientist Irina Chuvashova discusses her recent work and explores what inspired her to become a materials scientist. She also lays out what comes after she finishes her postdoc in September.