Studies in Sn

An ongoing project and body of work, in conjunction with Dr Ashkan Salamat of the ESRF, Grenoble. This will be spawning multiple products, in and around Sn (tin) - processes, transitions between states, and the geometry and inherent beauty of structures from a crystallographic viewpoint.

For a brief overview, here's the literature we've prepared for the 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Research at High Pressure.

It describes tin starting in a cubic state, being subjected to extreme pressure and ending up in hexagonal close packing. This was predicted around 20 years ago but proved through experiment this year by Dr Salamat and colleagues.