Jonathan C Crowhurst

Research Staff
Materials Science Division
Phone: +19254221945


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, 2001
  • B.Sc., Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, 1994

Research Interests

Physics and chemistry under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature, involving the use of various spectroscopic techniques combined with a diamond anvil cell. Research focus has been the elastic and strength properties of metals under high pressure and the equation-of-state of fluids.

Recent Publications

Crowhurst, J. C., et al., "Surface Acoustic Waves in Germanium Single Crystals," Phys. Rev. B 69, 052301 (2004).

Goncharov, A. F., et al., "The Elastic and Vibrational Properties of Co to 120 GPa," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 115502 (2004).

Crowhurst, J. C., A. F. Goncharov, and J. M. Zaug, "Impulsive Stimulated Light Scattering from Opaque Materials at High Pressure," Accepted J. Phys. C. (2003).

Goncharov, A. F., J. C. Crowhurst, and J. M. Zaug, "Direct Measurements of the Elastic Properties of Cobalt to 120 GPa," Accepted Phys. Rev. Lett (2003).

Crowhurst, J. C., and J. M. Zaug, "Surface Acoustic Waves in Germanium Single Crystals," Accepted Phys. Rev. B. (2003).

Crowhurst, J. C., J. M. Zaug, E. H. Abramson, J. M. Brown, and D. W. Ahre, "Impulsive Stimulated Light Scattering at High Pressure Precise Determination of Elastic Constants of Opaque Materials," International Journal of High Pressure Research 23(3), 373-377 (2003).

Crowhurst, J. C., E. H. Abramson, L. J. Slutsky, J. M. Brown, J. M. Zaug, and M. D. Harrell, “Surface Acoustic Waves in the Diamond Anvil Cell—An Application of Impulsive Stimulated Light Scattering,” Phys. Rev. B 64, R100103 (2001).

Crowhurst, J. C., G. R. Hearne, J. D. Comins, A. G. Every, and P. R. Stoddart, “Surface Brillouin Scattering at High Pressure—Application to a Thin Supported Gold Film,” Phys. Rev. B 60, R14 990 (1999).

Stoddart, P. R., J. C. Crowhurst, A. G. Every, and J. D. Comins, “Measurement Precision in Surface Brillouin Scattering,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15 2481-2489 (1998).

W. Pang, A.G. Every, J.D. Comins, P.R. Stoddart, X. Zhang, and J.C. Crowhurst, “Brillouin Scattering as a Tool for Characterizing Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films,” Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation 17, 1315–1322 (1998).