Planetary Science

Washington, DC, 12 July 2012 — New research led by Carnegie scientists indicates that frozen water distributed throughout much of the early Solar System is the source of water on Earth. 

Mineralogy, Planetary Science

Washington, DC — Mineral evolution posits that Earth’s near-surface mineral diversity gradually increased through an array of chemical and biological processes.

Astrobiology, Planetary Science

Washington, DC — Molecules containing large chains of carbon and hydrogen--the building blocks of all life on Earth--have been the targets of missions to Mars from Viking to the present day.

High Pressure

Washington, DC, 4 May 2012- A collaborative experimental effort with Carnegie researchers has discovered unknown properties of a computer memory material that will allow for faster data transfer with a higher capacity of data stored.

High Pressure

Washington, DC — How hydrogen--the most abundant element in the cosmos--responds to extremes of pressure and temperature is one of the major challenges in modern physical science.

Geochemistry, High Pressure

Washington, DC, 28 March 2012- A Carnegie scientists' observations have led the way to stabilizing tungsten hydrides under high pressure.

High Pressure, Materials

Washington, DC — Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity—maintain a flow of electrons—without any resistance.

High Pressure

Washington, DC, 21 February 2012- In a combined experimental effort researchers from the Geophysical Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences now have a better understanding of a form of high pressure methane clathrate hydrate.


Washington, DC, 12 January 2012- Carnegie Researchers report advances in the synthesis of multicarat colorless single-crystal diamond by chemical vapor deposition techniques.

High Pressure, Materials

Washington, DC—The crushing pressures and intense temperatures in Earth’s deep interior squeeze atoms and electrons so closely together that they interact very differently. With depth materials change.