(1 Aug) Now in Crystal Growth & Design.: "Putting ScTGa5 (T = Fe, Co, Ni) on the Map: How Electron Counts and Chemical Pressure Shape the Stability Range of the HoCoGa5 Type."
(21 June) Now in Inorg. Chem.: "Chemical Pressure-Driven Incommensurability in CaPd5: Clues to High-Pressure Chemistry Offered by Complex Intermetallics."
(1 June) Now in Inorg. Chem.: "Toward Design Principles for Diffusionless Transformations: The Frustrated Formation of Co-Co Bonds in a Low-Temperature Polymorph of GdCoSi2."
(May)Congratulations to Brandon, Kale, and Yiming upon successfully completing their PhD degrees!
(6 Apr) Now in Chemistry of Materials: "Chemical Pressure Schemes for the Prediction of Soft Phonon Modes: A Chemist's Guide to the Vibrations of Solid State Materials."
(1 Apr) Now in Crystals: "PRINCEPS: A Computer-Based Approach to the Structural Description and Recognition of Trends within Structual Databases and Its Application to the Ce-Ni-Si System."
(7 Dec) Now in JACS: "Epitaxial Stabilization between Intermetallic and Carbide Domains in the Structures of Mn16SiC4 and Mn17Si2C4."
(19 Nov) Now in Inorg. Chem: "Generality of the 18-n Rule: Intermetallic Structural Chemistry Explained through Isolobal Analogies to Transition Metal Complexes."
(2 Nov) Welcome to Hillary, our newest group member!
(27 July) Now in Inorg. Chem: "Defusing Complexity in Intermetallics: How Covalently Shared Electron Pairs Stabilize the FCC Variant Mo2CuxGa6-x (x ≈ 0.9)."
(27 April) Dr. Berns' thesis comic book draws attention. (link to video)
(3 Nov) Welcome to Gordon and Leland, our newest group members!
(3 Oct) Now in Inorg. Chem.: "Homoatomic Clustering in T4Ga5 (T = Ta, Nb, Ta/Mo): A Story of Reluctant Intermetallics Crystallizing in a New Binary Structure Type."
(19 Sep) Now in Inorg. Chem.: "Structural Plasticity: How Intermetallics Deform Themselves in Response to Chemical Pressure, and the Complex Structures That Result."
(12 Sep) Now in Inorg. Chem.: "Orbital Origins of Helices and Magic Electron Counts in the Nowotny Chimney Ladders: the 18 - n Rule and a Path to Incommensurability."
(05 Aug) Now in JACS: "Pi-Conjugation in Gd13Fe10C13 and Its Oxycarbide: Unexpected Connections between Complex Carbides and Simple Organic Molecules"
(07 Jun) Now in JCTC: "Progress in Visualizing Atomic Size Effects with DFT-Chemical Pressure Analysis: From Isolated Atoms to Trends in AB5 Intermetallics."
(21 Feb) Published in Inorg. Chem.: "Isolobal Analogies in Intermetallics: The Reversed Approximation MO Approach and CrGa4- and Ir3Ge7-type Phases."
(01 Dec) In Chem. Mater.: "Structural and magnetic properties of the CP stabilized LnMnxGa3."
(25 Oct) Published in Inorg. Chem.: "Problem Solving with Pentagons: Tsai-Type Quasicrystal as a Structural Response to Chemical Pressure."
(29 Aug 2016) Group meeting at 7 pm in Rm 6337, Vince presenting
(5 Sep 2016) Labor day