Samantha M. Clarke

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Research Interests

  • Material aging, compatibility, transformation, and degradation mechanisms and impact on performance.
  • Phase transitions in materials under static and laser-driven dynamic compression.
  • X-ray diffraction as a diagnostic for studying materials phase transitions and reactions in situ.
  • Synthesis and structural and physical characterization of new metastable materials using non-traditional solid-state methodologies.

PhD, Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2018

BS, Materials Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013

Clarke, S. M.; Steele, B. A.; Kroonblawd, M. P.; Zhang, D.; Kuo, I. F. W.; Stavrou, E. “An isosymmetric high-pressure phase transition in α-glycylclycine: a combined experimental and theoretical study.” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2019, 124, 1–10.

Clarke, S. M.; Powderly, K. M.; Walsh, J. P. S.; Yu, T.; Wang, Y.; Meng, Y.; Jacobsen, S. D.; Freedman, D. E. “Controlling dimensionality in the Ni–Bi system with pressure” Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 955–959.

Clarke, S. M.; Amsler, M.; Walsh, J. P. S.; Yu, T.; Wang, Y.; Meng, Y.; Jacobsen, S. D.; Wolverton, C.; Freedman, D. E. “Creating binary Cu–Bi compounds via high-pressure synthesis: A combined experimental and theoretical study” Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 5276–5285.

Clarke, S. M.; Walsh, J. P. S.; Amsler, M.; Yu, T.; Goedecker, S.; Wang, Y.; Wolverton, C.; Freedman, D. E. “Discovery of a superconducting Cu–Bi intermetallic compound by high-pressure synthesis” Angew. Chem. 2016, 55, 13446–13449.