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  • Uranyl peroxide nanoclusters at high-pressure

    Katlyn M. Turner, Jennifer E.S. Szymanowski, Fuxiang Zhang, Yu Lin, Brendan T. McGrail, Wendy L. Mao, Peter C. Burns, and Rodney C. Ewing. J. Mater. Res. 1-10, 2017. (PDF)

  • Synthesis of quenchable amorphous diamond

    Zhidan Zeng, Liuxiang Yang, Qiaoshi Zeng, Hongbo Lou, Hongwei Sheng, Jianguo Wen, Dean J. Miller, Yue Meng, Wenge Yang, Wendy L. Mao, and Ho-kwang Mao. Nat. Commun. 8, 322, 2017. (PDF)

  • Hydrogen-Bond Symmetrization Breakdown and Dehydrogenation Mechanism of FeO2H at High Pressure

    Sheng-cai Zhu, Qingyang Hu, Wendy L. Mao, Ho-kwang Mao, and Hongwei Sheng. J. Am. Chem. Soc.139, 12129−12132, 2017. (PDF)

  • Pressure-induced structural modifications of rare-earth hafnate pyrochlore

    Katlyn M Turner, Dylan R Rittman, Rachel A Heymach, Cameron L Tracy, Madison L Turner, Antonio F Fuentes, Wendy L Mao and Rodney C Ewing J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 29, 255401, 2017 (PDF)

  • Upconverting nanoparticles as optical sensors of nano- to micro-newton forces

    Alice Lay, Derek S. Wang, Michael D. Wisser, Randy D. Mehlenbacher, Yu Lin, Miriam B. Goodman, Wendy L. Mao and Jennifer A. Dionne Nano. Lett. (PDF)

  • Compression freezing kinetics of water to ice VII

    A. E. Gleason C. A. Bolme, E. Galtier,  H. J. Lee,  E. Granados,  D. H. Dolan,  C. T. Seagle, T. Ao,  S. Ali,  A. Lazicki, D. Swift,  P. Celliers,  and W. L. Mao Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 025701 , 2017 (PDF)

  • Strain engineered pyrochlore at high pressure

    Dylan R. Rittman, Katlyn M. Turner, Sulgiye Park, Antonio F. Fuentes, Changyong Park, Rodney C. Ewing & Wendy L. Mao Sci. Rep. 7, 2236, 2017 (PDF)

  • High pressure synthesis of a hexagonal close-packed phase of the high-entropy alloy CrMnFeCoNi

    Cameron L. Tracy, Sulgiye Park, Dylan R. Rittman, Steven J. Zinkle, Hongbin Bei, Maik Lang, Rodney C. Ewing & Wendy L. Mao Nat. Commun. 8, 15634 (2017)

  • Pressure-Induced Metallization of the Halide Perovskite (CH3NH3)PbI3

    Adam Jaffe, Yu Lin, Wendy L. Mao, and Hemamala I. Karunadasa J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, pp 4330-4333, 2017 (PDF)

  • The structure and unconventional dihydrogen bonding of a pressure-stabilized hydrogen-rich (NH3BH3)(H2)x (x 1⁄4 1.5) compound

    Yu LinEvan Welchman,  Timo Thonhauser and Wendy L. Mao J. Mater. Chem. A. 5, 7111, 2017 (PDF) 

  • Pressure-induced elastic anomaly in a polyamorphous metallic glass

    Qiaoshi Zeng, Zhidan Zeng, Hongbo Lou, Yoshio Kono, Bo Zhang, Curtis Kenney-Benson, Changyong Park and Wendy L. Mao Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 221902, 2017 (PDF)

  • Structure and bulk modulus of Ln-doped UO2 (Ln 1⁄4 La, Nd) at high pressure

    Dylan R. Rittman, Sulgiye Park, Cameron L. Tracy, Lei Zhang, Raul I. Palomares, Maik Lang, Alexandra Navrotsky, Wendy L. Mao, Rodney C. Ewing J. Nucl. Mater. 490, 28-33, 2017 (PDF

  • High-pressure behavior of A2B2O7 pyrochlore (A=Eu, Dy; B=Ti, Zr)

    Dylan R. RittmanKatlyn M. TurnerSulgiye ParkAntonio F. FuentesJinyuan YanRodney C. Ewing, and Wendy L. Mao J. Appl. Phys. 121, 045902, 2017 (PDF)

  • Dehydrogenation of goethite in Earth’s deep lower mantle

    Qingyang Hu, Duck Young Kim, Jin Liu, Yue Meng, Liuxiang Yang, Dongzhou Zhang, Wendy L. Mao, and Ho-kwang Mao Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A 114, 1498-1501, 2017 (PDF)


  • Transformations and Decomposition of MnCO3 at Earth's Lower Mantle Conditions

    Eglantine Boulard, Yijin Liu, Ai L. Koh, Mary M. Reagan, Julien Stodolna, Guillaume Morard, Mohamed Mezouar and Wendy L. Mao. Front. Earth Sci. 10, 3389, 2016 (PDF)

  • High-pressure compressibility and vibrational properties of (Ca,Mn)CO3

    Jin Liu, Razvan CaRaCas, Dawei Fan, Ema Bobocioiu, Dongzhou Zhang, and Wendy L. Mao, Amer. Mineral.101, 2723-2730, 2016 (PDF)

  • Effects of molecular geometry on the properties of compressed diamondoid crystals

    F. Yang, Y. Lin, M. Baldini, J. E. P. Dahl, R. M. K. Carlson, W. L. Mao. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 4641-4647 (PDF)

  • Extreme tensile ductility in sputtered Zr-Ni-Al nano-sized metallic glass

    R. Liontas, M. J. Zadeh, Q. S. Zeng, Y.-W. Zhang, and W. L. Mao, Acta Mater. 118, 270-285, 2016. (PDF)

  • High pressure behavior of the polymorphs of FeOOH

    M. M. Reagan, A. E. Gleason, L. Daemen, Y. Xiao, W. L. Mao, Amer. Mineral101, 1483-1488, 2016. (PDF)

  • Pressure tuning the lattice and optical response of silver sulfide

    Z. Zhao, H. Wei, and W. L. MaoAppl. Phys. Lett. 108, 261902, 2016. (PDF)

  • Pressure-dependent isotopic composition of iron alloys

    A. Shahar, E. A. Schauble, R. Caracas, A. E. GleasonM. M. Reagan, Y. Xiao, J. Shu and W. L. Mao. Science 352, 580-582. (2016) (PDF)

  • In situ measurements of lithiation-induced stress in silicon nanoparticles using micro-Raman spectroscopy

    Z. Zeng, N. Liu, Q. S. Zeng, S. W. Lee, W. L. Mao, and Y. Cui. Nano Energy 22, 105-110. (2016) (PDF)

  • General 2.5 power law for metallic glasses

    Q. S. Zeng, Y. Lin, Y.J. Liu, C.Y. Shi, B. Zhang, Y. Kono, Z.D. Zeng, C. Kenney-Benson, S.V. Sinogeikin, J. Smith, Y. Meng, W. H. Wang, W. Yang, H.-K. Mao, and W. L. Mao. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. doi:10.1073/pnas.1525390113. (2016) (PDF)

  • High-pressure single-crystal structures of 3D lead-halide hybride perovskites and pressure effects on the electronic and optical properties

    A Jaffe, Y. Lin, C. M. Beavers, J. Voss, W. L. Mao, and H. I. Karunadasa. ACS Central Sci. doi: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00055. (2016) (PDF)


  • Ultrafast visualization of crystallization and grain growth in shock-compressed SiO2 A.E. Gleason, C.A. Bolme, J.H. Eggert, W. Yang & W.L. Mao. and etc. Nat. Commun.DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9191 (2015) (PDF)
  • Pressure-induced phase transition in MnCO3 and its implications on the deep carbon cycle

    E. Boulard, A. F. Goncharov, M. Blanchard, and W. L. MaoJ. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120,
    doi:10.1002/2015JB011901. (2015) (PDF)

  • Fractal atomic-level percolation in metallic glasses

    D. Z. Chen, C. Y. Shi, Q. An, Q. ZengW. L. MaoW. A. Goddard,J. R. Greer. ScienceDOI: 10.1126/science.aab1233 (2015) (PDF)

  • Structural transition and amorphization in compressed α−Sb2O3

    Z. Zhao, Q. Zeng, H. Zhang, S. Wang, S. Hirai, Z. Zeng, and W. L. Mao, Phys. Rev. B 91, 184112 (2015) (PDF)

  • Pressure induced metallization with absence of structural transition in layered molybdenum diselenide

    Z. Zhao, H. Zhang, H. Yuan, S. Wang, Y. Lin, Q. Zeng, G. Xu, Z. Liu, G.K. Solanki, K.D. Patel, Y.Cui, H. Y. Hwang, and W. L. Mao, Nat. Commun. 6:7312  doi: 10.1038/ncomms8312 (2015) (PDF)

  • Potentially biogenic carbon preserved in a 4.1 Ga zircon

    E. A. Bell, P. Boehnke, T. M. Harrison, and W. L. Mao. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., doi:10.1073/pnas.1517557112. (2015) (PDF)

  • Tetrahedrally coordinated carbonates in Earth’s lower mantle

    E. Boulard, D. Pan, G. Galli, Z. Liu and W. L. MaoNature Communications 6, Article number: 6311 doi:10.1038/ncomms7311 (2015) (PDF)

  • A Novel Phase of Li15Si4 Synthesized under Pressure

    Z. Zeng, Q. Zeng, N. Liu, A. R. Oganov, Q. Zeng, Y. Cui, and W. L. MaoAdvanced Energy Materials DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500214 (2015) (PDF)

  • Compressed hydrogen heats up

    W. L. MaoNature Materials 14466–468 (2015) (PDF)

  • Pressure-Induced Conductivity and Yellow-to-Black Piezochromism in a Layered Cu–Cl Hybrid Perovskite

    A. Jaffe, Y. Lin, W. L. Mao and H. I. Karunadasa, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2015137 (4), pp 1673–1678 (PDF)

  • Strain-Induced Modification of Optical Selection Rules in Lanthanide-Based Upconverting Nanoparticles

    M. D. Wisser, M. Chea, Y. Lin, D. M. Wu, W. L. Mao, A. Salleo and J. A. Dionne, Nano Lett.201515 (3), pp 1891–1897 (PDF)

  • Ultrafast laser and swift heavy ion irradiation: Response of Gd2O3 and ZrO2 to intense electronic excitation

    D. R. Rittman, C. L. Tracy, A. B. Cusick, M. J. Abere, B. Torralva, R. C. Ewing and S. M. Yalisove, Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 171914 (2015) (PDF)


  • Deviatoric stress-induced phase transitions in diamantane
    F. Yang, Y. Lin,  J. E. P. Dahl, M. K. Carlson, W. L. Mao,  J. Chem. Phys. 141, 154305 (2014). (PDF)


  • Bandgap closure and reopening in CsAuI3 at high pressure

    S. Wang, A. F. Kemper, M. Baldini, M. C. Shapiro, S. C. Riggs, Z. Zhao, Z. Liu, T. P. Devereaux, T. H. Geballe, I. R. Fisher, and W. L. MaoPhys. Rev. B, 89, 245109, (2014) (PDF)

  • Tuning the crystal structure and electronic states of Ag2Se: Structural transitions and metallization under pressure

    Z. Zhao, S. Wang, A. R. Oganov, P. Cheng, Z. Liu, W. L. Mao, Phys, Rev. B89, 180102 (2014) (Rapid communication). (PDF)

  • Phase transitions in indentation induced metastable phases of silicon

    Z. Zeng, Q.S. Zeng, W. L. Mao, S. X. Qu, J. Appl. Phys. 115, 103514 (2014). (PDF)

  • Universal Fractional Noncubic Power law for Density of Metallic Glasses

    Q.S. Zeng, Y. Kono, Y. Lin, Z.D. Zeng, J.Y. Wang, S. V. Sinogeiking, C. Park, Y. Meng, W. Yang, H.K. Mao, W. L. MaoPhys. Rev. Lett. 112, 185502 (2014). (PDF)

  • Pressure induced second-order structural transition in Sr3Ir2O7

    Z. Zhao, S. Wang, T. F. Qi, Q. Zeng, S. Hirai, P. P. Kong, L. Li, C. Park, S. J. Yuan, C. Q. Jin, G. Cao, W. L. Mao, J. Phys.: Condens. Matters 26, 215402, (2014). (PDF)

  • Strain derivatives of Tc in HgBa2CuO4+δ: The CuO2 plane alone is not enough

    S. Wang, J. Zhang, J. Yan, X. Chen, V. Struzhkin, W. Tabis, N. Barisic, M. Chan, C. Dorow, X. Zhao, M. Greven, W. L. Mao and T. Geballe, Phys. Rev B 89, 024515 (2014). (PDF)

  • High pressure Raman and X-ray study of [121] Tetramantane

    F. Yang, Y. Lin,  J. E. P. Dahl, M. K. Carlson, W. L. Mao,  J. Phys. Chem. C. 118, 7683 (2014). (PDF)

  • Evidence for photo-induced monoclinic metallic VO2 under high pressure

    W. Hsieh, M. Trigo, D. A. Reis, G. A. Artioli, L. Malavasi, W. L. Mao, Appl. Phys. Lett 104, 021917 (2014). (PDF)


  • Elastic moduli of polycrystalline Li15Si4 produced in lithium ion batteries

    Z. Zeng, N. Liu, Q. Zeng, Y. Ding, S. X. Qu, Y. Cui, W. L. MaoJ. Power Sources, 242732 (2013). (PDF)

  • Formation of iron melt network in silicate perovskite at Earth’s lower mantle conditions

    C. Y. ShiL. Zhang, W. Yang,  Y. Liu, J. Wang, Y. Meng, J.C. Andrews  and W. L. MaoNature Geoscience, 6, 971, (2013). (PDF)

  • Pressure-induced structural transitions and metallization in Ag2Te

    Z. Zhao, S. Wang, H. Zhang, and W. Mao, Phys. Rev. B 88, 024120 (2013). (PDF)

  • Shear wave speeds of hcp-iron under hydrostatic conditions to 136 GPa

    A. E. Gleason, W. L. Mao, J. Zhao, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 2983 (2013). (PDF

  • The effect of composition on pressure-induced devitrification in metallic glasses

    Q. Zeng, W. L. Mao, H. Sheng, Z. Zeng, Q. Hu, Y. Meng, H. Lou, F. Peng, W. Yang, S. V. Sinogeikin, and J. Z. Jiang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 171905 (2013). (PDF)

  • Strength of iron to over 200 GPa: implications for a weak inner core

    A. E. Gleason and W. L. Mao, Nature Geoscience, 6, 571-574 (2013).(Link)

  • Single-crystal structure determination of (Mg,Fe)SiO3 postperovskite

    L. Zhang, Y. Meng, P. Dera, W. Yang, W. L. Mao, and H-k. Mao,  Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. doi/10.1073/pnas.1304402110, 2013. (PDF)

  • Nanoprobes for deep carbon

    W. L. Mao and E. Boulard, Rev. Mineral. Geochem. 75, 423-448, 2013. (PDF)

  • Nanoscale diffraction imaging of the high-pressure transition in Fe1-xO

    Y. Ding, Z. Cai, Q. Hu, H. Sheng, J. Chang, R. J. Hemley, W. L. MaoAppl. Phys. Lett.100, 041903. (PDF)

  • Ultrafast pump-probe measurements of short small-polaron lifetime in the mixed-valence perovskite Cs2Au2I6 from high-pressures

    M. Trigo, J. Chen, M. P. Jiang, W. L. Mao, S. C. Riggs, M. C. Shapiro, I. R. Fisher, and D. A. Reis, Phys. Rev. B 85, 081102(R). (PDF)

  • Families of superhard carbon allotropes generated via cold compression of graphite and nanotubes

    H. Niu, X-Q. Chen, S. Wang, D. Li, W. L. Mao, Y. Li, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 135501. (PDF)

  • Bonding and structural changes in siderite at high pressure

    G. Farfan, S. Wang, H. Ma, R. Caracas, and W. L. Mao, Amer. Mineral97, 1421 (2012). (PDF)

  • High pressure nano-tomography study using iteration method

    J. Wang, W. Yang, S. Wang, X. Xiao, F. De Carlo, Y. Liu, and W. L. Mao, J. Appl. Phys. 111, 112626, doi: 10.1063/1.4726249. (PDF)

  • Pressure induced stabilization of antiferromagnetic phase in Nd0.53Sr0.47MnO3

    M. Baldini, Y. Ding, S. Wang, Y. Lin, C. A. Tulk, A. M. Dos Santos, D. Haskel, and W. L. MaoPhys. Rev. B 86, 094407 (2012). (PDF)

  • Long-range ordered amorphous carbon clusters: a crystalline material with amorphous building blocks

    L. Wang, B. Liu, H. Li, W. Yang, Y. Ding, S. V. Sinogeikin, Y. Meng, Z. Liu, X. C. Zeng, and W. L. MaoScience 337, 825 (2012). (PDF)

  • Lithographically Fabricated Gratings for the Interferometric Measurement of Material Shear Moduli Under Extreme Conditions

     A. E. Gleason, R. C. Tiberio, W. L. Mao, S. Ali, C. Bolme, A. Lazicki, G Bordonaro, J. Treichler, V. Genova, and J. Eggert, J. Vacuum Sci. Tech. B 30, 06F306 (2012). (PDF)

  • Novel pressure-induced transitions in Co3O4

    S. Hirai and W. L. MaoAppl. Phys. Lett. 102, 041912 (2013). (PDF)

  • Giant displacement at a magnetic transition in metastable Mn3O4

    S. Hirai, A. M. dos Santos, M. Shapiro, J. J. Molaison, N. Pradhan, M. Guthrie, C. A. Tulk, I. R. Fisher, W. L. Mao, Phys. Rev. B 87, 014417 (2013). (PDF)

  • Pressure-induced tetragonal-orthorhombic phase transitions in CeRuPO

    S. Hirai, Y. Kamihara, A. Wakatsuki, M. Matoba, and W. L. MaoAppl. Phys. Lett. 102, 051917 (2013). (PDF)

  • Pressure-induced symmetry breaking in tetragonal CsAuI3

    S. Wang, S. Hirai, M. C. Shapiro, S. C. Riggs, T. H. Geballe, W. L. Mao and I. R. Fisher, Phys. Rev. B 87, 054104 (2013). (PDF)

  • Bonding and electronic changes in rhodochrosite at high pressure

    G. A. Farfan, E. Boulard, S. Wang, W. L. MaoAmeri Mineral, 98, 1817 (2013). (PDF)

  • Nanoscale Elemental Sensitivity Study of Nd2Fe14B Using Absorption Correlation Tomography

    T. L. Kao, C. Y. Shi, J. Wang, W. L. Mao, Y. Liu, W. Yang, Microsc. Res. Tech. 76, 1112 (2013). (PDF)

  • High-pressure Raman spectroscopy of phase change materials

    W. Hsieh, P. Zalden, M. Wuttig, A. M. Lindenberg, W. L. Mao, Appl. Phys. Lett 103, 191908 (2013). (PDF)

  • Pressure-induced densification in GeO2 glass: A transmission x-ray microscopy study

    Y. Lin, Q. Zeng, W. Yang, W. L. Mao, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 261909 (2013). (PDF)


  • Crystal structures of (Mg, Fe)SiO3 post-perovskite in the Earth’s deep mantle

    T. Yamanaka, K. Hirose, W. L. Mao, Y. Meng, P. Ganesh, L. Shulenburger, and R. J. Hemley,  Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., doi/10.1073/pnas.1118076108, 2012. (PDF)

  • Effect of pressure and composition on lattice parameters and unit-cell volume of (Fe,Mg)SiO3 post-perovskite

    L. Zhang, Y. Meng, and W. L. MaoEarth Planet. Sci. Lett. 317, 120 (2011). (PDF)

  • The effect of compressive strain on the Raman modes of the dry and hydrated BaCe0.8Y0.2O3 proton conductor

    Q. Chen, T-W. Huang, M. Baldini, A. Hushur, V. Pomjakushin, S. Clark, W. L. Mao, M. H. Manghnani, A. Braun, T. Graule, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 24021-24027 (2011). (PDF)

  • Experimental and theoretical studies on a high pressure monoclinic phase of ammonia borane

    Y. Lin, H. Ma, C. Matthews, B. Kolb, S. Sinogeikin, T. Thonhauser, and W. L. Mao, J. Phys. Chem. C,, 2012. (PDF)


  • Amorphous Diamond: A High-Pressure Superhard Carbon Allotrope

    Y. Lin, L. Zhang, H-k. Mao, P. Chow, Y. Xiao, M. Baldini, J. Shu, and W. L. Mao, Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 175504 (2011) (PDF)

  • Long-range topological order in metallic glass

    Q. S. Zeng, H. Sheng, Y. Ding, L. Wang, W. Yang,  J. Z. Jiang, W. L. Mao, and H.-k. Mao,  Science 332, 1404-1406, 2011. (PDF)

  • Low temperature transport properties of Ce-Al metallic glasses

    Q. S. Zeng, C.R. Rotundu, W. L. Mao, J.H. Dai, Y.M. Xiao, P. Chow, X.J. Chen, C. L. Qin, H.-k. Mao, and J. Z. Jiang,  J. Appl. Phys. 109, 113716, 2011. (PDF)

  • Compressional behavior of bulk and nanorod LiMn2O4 under nonhydrostatic stress

     Y. Lin, Y. Yang, H. Ma, Y. Cui, W. L. Mao, J. Phys. Chem. C,, 2011. (PDF)

  • Studying single nanocrystals under high pressure using an x-ray nanoprobe

    L. Wang, Y. Ding, U. Patel, W. Yang, Z. Xiao, Z. Cai, W. L. Mao, and H-k. Mao,  Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 043903, 2011. (PDF)

  • Persistence of Jahn Teller distortion in high pressure metallic phase of LaMnO3

    M. Baldini, V. V. Struzhkin, A. F. Goncharov, P. Postorino, and W. L. Mao, Phys. Rev. Lett., 106, 066402 (2011)  (PDF)

  • High pressure EXAFS measurements of crystalline Ge using nano-crystalline diamond anvils

    M. Baldini, W. Yang, G. Aquilanti, L. Zhang, Y. Ding, S. Pascarelli, and W. L. Mao, Phys. Rev. B 84, 014111 (2011) (PDF)

  • Application of a new composite cubic-boron nitride gasket assembly for high pressure inelastic x-ray scattering studies of carbon related materials

    L. Wang, W. Yang, Y. Xiao, B. Liu, P. Chow, G. Shen, W. L. Mao, and H-k. Mao, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 073902 (2011) (PDF)