The Yoo Group
in Department of Chemistry at Washington State University
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We are an interdisciplinary research group investigating condensed matter materials behaviors under extreme pressure-temperature conditions. In our research, we utilize modern static and dynamic high-pressure technologies coupled with the state-of-the-art laser spectroscopy at the WSU, as well as the x-ray diffraction and x-ray spectroscopy at national third-generation synchrotron facilities. At the pressure-temperature conditions that can be found in the Earth and planetary interiors, we exploit novel states of matter and new phenomena, not present at ambient conditions, and learn how materials establish new Periodic orders with completely redefined chemical and physical properties. We are interested in a wide range of materials, which include simple molecular solids, covalent and ionic solids, f-and d-transition metals and alloys, as well as functional materials such as reactive nanoparticles, hydrogen storage materials, strongly correlated systems, and high energy density solids.