The 27th AIRAPT International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology

Rio de Janeiro

August 4 - 9, 2019

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We are pleased to announce the confirmed Plenary Lectures and Invited Talks of the AIRAPT27 Conference:

The 2019 AIRAPT Bridgman Award Lecture

Gilbert 'Rip' Collins  -  University of Rochester, USA.
Extreme Matters, pressure to explore new worlds and exotic materials


The 2019 AIRAPT Jamieson Award Lecture

Jin Liu - Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China.  Formation of iron superoxide Fe4O7 and variation in mantle oxygen states


Plenary Lectures

  • Hot topic plenary session on Superconducting Hydrides:

Russell Hemley, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA: Hot superhydride superconductors
Yanming Ma, State Key Lab of Superhard Materials, Jilin University, China: Sodalite-like Clathrate Hydrides at High Pressure and Its Fate to Room-temperature Superconductivity
Mikhail Eremets, Max-Planck-Institut fur Chemie, Mainz, Germany: Problems of metallic hydrogen and room temperature superconductivity

  • High pressure biological chemistry and biotechnology:

Jerson Lima da Silva, Instituto de Bioquímica Médica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • New emergent materials at high pressures by design:

Changqing Jin, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, School of Physics, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

  • Unique properties of matter probed in-situ at ultra-extreme conditions with high resolution synchrotron and optical techniques:

Vitali Prakapenka, GSECARS, University Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, USA


Confirmed Invited Speakers of Parallel Sessions

Aitor Bergara, Faculty of Science and Technology & Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain: Predicted pressure-induced superconducting transition in electride Li6P

Alexander Drozdov, Max-Planck-Institut fur Chemie, Mainz, Germany: Superconductivity at 250 K in lanthanum hydride under high pressures

Alexander F. Goncharov, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China: Electronic states and chemistry of simple molecules at extreme conditions

Andrzej Katrusiak, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland: Environment-sensitive compression of porous and non-porous crystals

Antonio Moreira dos Santos, Neutron Scattering Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA: High Pressure Neutron Science at the SNS – Current and Future Prospects

Artem R. Oganov, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Skolkovo Innovation Center, Russia: Artificial intelligence methods for probing matter at extreme conditions

Audrey Grockowiak, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA: High pressure Fermiology study of YBCO6.50

Christine Wu, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, USA: EOS development for materials used as pressure scales

Frédéric Datchi, Institut de minéralogie, de physique des matériaux et de cosmochimie. UMR 7590 - Sorbonne Université/CNRS/IRD/MNHN, France: Phase diagrams of water, ammonia and their mixtures at high P-T

Frederico Alabarse, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy:  Xpress: latest results from the new dedicated high pressure diffraction beamline at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste

Graeme Ackland, Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions. University of Edinburgh, UK: Hydrogen at Extreme Conditions: Allying theory and Experiment

Guoyin Shen, Argonne National Laboratory, USA: A proposal for an updated ruby scale

J. Alves Lima Jr.,  Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil: Raman spectroscopy studies of amino acids under high-pressure

Julio Larrea, Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil: Novel states of quantum matter underpinned by high-pressure experiments

June Wicks, Johns Hopkins University, USA: Phase diagram studies of exoplanet building blocks 

Gilberto Fabbris, Argonne National Laboratory, USA: High pressure collapse of the Jeff=1/2 state in honeycomb Cu2IrO3 probed through x-ray spectroscopies

Konstatin Kamenev, Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, University of Edinburgh, UK: Use of additive manufacturing in developing novel instrumentation for high-pressure research

Kurt Leinenweber, School of Molecular Science, Arizona State University, USA: Monitoring of Pressure for Static High Pressure-Temperature Conditions

Leonid Dubrovinsky, BGI, University of Bayreuth, Germany: Inorganic Synthesis and Crystal Chemistry at Multimegabar Pressures

Marius Millot,   Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Univ Calif Berkeley, Dept Earth & Planetary Sci, USA:  Experimental Discovery of Superionic Water ice XVIII

Matteo Ceppatelli, LENS, European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy, Italy: High Pressure Chemistry of Phosphorus and Hydrogen

Miriam Pena Alvarez, Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, The University of Edinburgh, UK: Synthesis and characterization of novel hydrides

Mohamed Mezouar, ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France: On the nature and origin of the first-order liquid-liquid transition in phosphorus 

Mucio A. Continentino, Brazilian Center for Research in Physics -CBPF, Brazil: Quantum Criticality in Ferromagnetic Metals: the case of U4Ru7Ge6

Narcizo M. de Souza Neto, Laboratório Nacional de Luz Síncrotron - LNLS, Brazil: The extreme condition beamline of the new Brazilian Synchrotron source (SIRIUS)

Paul Loubeyre, Comissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France: Structural study of hydrogen to the metallic state

Rajeev Ahuja, Uppsala University, Sweden:  Hydrogen rich materials for hydrogen storage and high Tc superconductivity

Raymond Smith, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA:  X-ray diffraction and temperature study of the B1-B2 transformation in shock-compressed MgO

Renata M. M. Wentzcovitch,  Columbia University in the City of New York, USA: Spin crossover in iron in lower mantle minerals

Richard Briggs, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA: Liquid-liquid phase transition observed in selenium under dynamic compression using femtosecond X-ray diffraction at LCLS

Roland Winter, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany: Pressure and Osmolyte Effects on Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation and Condensates of Proteins

Rommulo Vieira Conceição, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: Methanation reactions in the Earth’s mantle through reduction of carbonates in equilibrium with hydrated, fertile peridotite

Sakun Duwal, Sandia National Laboratory, USA  (formerly at the Washington State University): Pressure-induced electronic transitions in layered materials, WS2 and MoO3

Takeshi Sakai, Geodynamics Research Center, Ehime University, Japan: Inter-comparison of equations of state at multi-megabar pressure.

Thomas Meier, BGI, University of Bayreuth, Germany: Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy at mega-bar pressures

Tsutomu Mashimo, Kumamoto University, Japan: Measurement of Grüneisen parameters of gold (Au) at high pressure

Vadim V. Brazhkin, Vereshchagin Institute for High Pressure Physics, Russia:  In situ high-pressure structural study of highly polymerized three-dimensional C60 fullerite

Valery Levitas, Iowa State University, USA: High-pressure phase transformations under nonhydrostatic conditions and plastic flow: Four-scale theory, phenomena, and interpretation of experiments

Xiang Li, Beijing Institute of Technology, China: Pressure-induced phase transitions and superconductivity in a black phosphorus single crystal

Yann Le Godec, Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie, Sorbonne Université, France: High pressure synthesis of new nanostructured boron-rich compounds

Yusuke Hirose,  Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Niigata University, Japan: Electronic states of heavy-fermion compounds under pressure combined with high magnetic field


Welcome to AIRAPT27

The 27th International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology (AIRAPT27), the largest and most important international scientific event in the field of high pressure science and technology, will be held in Rio de Janeiro from 04th to 09th August, 2019, in the Convention Center of the Windsor Barra Hotel, a 5 stars hotel located in the region of Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

On this website you will find information regarding registration, abstract submission, hotel reservation, visa procedure, the city of Rio and Brazil, social events, and many other subjects of interest to those who plan to attend the AIRAPT27 Conference.

As an important complement, to enhance the impact of the AIRAPT Conference in Brazil and taking advantage of the planned commissioning of the extreme conditions beamline at SIRIUS in 2019, a satellite event on Synchrotron techniques under high pressure (PRESSYNC) will be organized in Campinas, the week before the AIRAPT27, to celebrate this milestone in high pressure research in Latin America.

This website will be the main and most up-to-date source for information on the AIRAPT27 Conference.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact our secretary:

AIRAPT27 Secretariat

Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas
Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud, 150
Rio de Janeiro – RJ – 22290-180 – Brazil
Phone: +55 21 2141-7320 / +55 21 2141-7182

We look forward to seeing you in Rio in 2019.

The organizers,

Elisa Baggio Saitovitch - Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas
João A. H. Jornada – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Altair Sória Pereira – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul



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