Novel High Pressure X-ray Techniques
We work on the development of novel high pressure X-ray techniques, particularly, the nanoscale transmission X-ray microscopy (nanoTXM) technique and ultrafast characterization techniques for the dynamical compressions.
Ultrafast Characterization for the Dynamically Compressed Materials
A shockwave is the fastest mechanical loading we can achieve and provides a nearly instantaneous change in thermodynamic conditions. The unshocked and shock-compressed materials are assumed to be in equilibrium via application of the Rankine-Hugoniot relations. However, at the shock-front itself, the interface between shocked and unshocked, the material is always far from equilibrium, at a maximum entropy condition.