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High Pressure

Landau Theory for PCMs

Matthias Thielen, Razvan A. Nistor, Guillermo Beltramo, Margret Giesen, and Martin H. Müser,
Landau theory for stress-induced, order-disorder transitions in phase change materials ,
Phys. Rev. B 89, 054101 (2014). (accepted version)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.89.054101



Crystallization pressure of phase change materials

D. Shakhvorostov and M. H. Müser,
Effect of dopant size and dopant concentration on the crystallization pressure of phase change materials: The role of local order and non-local interactions,
EPL 93, 36002 (2011); (submitted version).



Mechanical properties of zinc and calcium phosphates

D. Shakhvorostov, M. A. Nicholls, P. R. Norton, and M. H. Müser,
Mechanical properties of zinc and calcium phosphates: Structural insights and relevance to anti-wear functionality,
Eur. Phys. J. B 76, 347-352 (2010) (submitted version), DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2010-00193-3



Smart materials behaviour in phosphates

D. Shakhvorostov, M. H. Müser, Y. Song, and P. R. Norton,
Smart materials behaviour in phosphates: Role of hydroxyl groups and relevance to antiwear films,
J. Chem. Phys. 131, 044704 (2009); accepted version, DOI:10.1063/1.3182854



Evidence for electronic gap-driven metal-semiconductor transition in phase-change materials

D. Shakhvorostov, R. A. Nistor, L. Krusin-Elbaum, G. J. Martyna, D. M. Newns, B. G. Elmegreen, X. Liu, Z. E. Hughes, S. Paul, C. Cabral Jr., S. Raoux, D. B. Shrekenhamer, D. N. Basov, Y. Song, and M. H. Müser,
Evidence for electronic gap-driven metal-semiconductor transition in phase-change materials,
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 10907-10911 (2009).
DOI information: 10.1073/pnas.0812942106.



Correlating cation coordination, stiffness, phase transition pressures, and smart materials behavior in metal phosphates

D. Shakhvorostov, M. H. Müser, N. J. Mosey, Y. Song and P. R. Norton,
Correlating cation coordination, stiffness, phase transition pressures, and smart materials behavior in metal phosphates,
Phys. Rev. B 79, 094107 (2009); submitted version, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.79.094107.



On the pressure-induced loss of crystallinity in zinc- and calcium-phosphates

D. Shakhvorostov, M. H. Müser, N. J. Mosey, D. J. Munoz-Paniagua, G. Pereira, Y. Song, M. Kasrai, and P. R. Norton,
On the pressure-induced loss of crystallinity in zinc- and calcium-phosphates,
J. Chem. Phys. 128, 074706 (2008) accepted version.



Interpretation of experiments on ZDDP anti-wear films through pressure-induced cross-linking

N. J. Mosey, T. K. Woo, M. Kasrai, P. R. Norton, G. M. Bancroft, and M. H. Müser,
Interpretation of experiments on ZDDP anti-wear films through pressure-induced cross-linking,

Tribol. Lett. 24, 105-114 (2006). (preprint).



Molecular mechanisms for the functionality of lubricant additives

N. J. Mosey, M. H. Müser, and T. K. Woo,
Molecular mechanisms for the functionality of lubricant additives,
Science 307, 1612-1615 (2005); (full version / abstract only).
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  • On finite-size effects in the simulation of high-pressure, quartz-like structures

    C. Campana and M. H. Müser,
    On finite-size effects in the simulation of high-pressure, quartz-like structures,
    High-Press. Res. 24, 517-523 (2004). (preliminary version).



    On the irreversibility of the pressure-induced phase transition of quartz

    C. Campana, M. H. Müser, J. S. Tse, D. Herzbach, and P. Schöffel,
    On the irreversibility of the pressure-induced phase transition of quartz and the relation between three hypothetical post-quartz phases,
    Phys. Rev. B 70, 224101 (2004); (submitted version).



    High-pressure elasticity of alpha-quartz

    M. H. Müser and P. Schöffel,
    Comment on: “High-pressure elasticity of alpha-quartz: Instability and ferroelastic transition”,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, art. nr. 079701 (2003); cond-mat/0009379.



    Elastic constants of quantum solids by path integral simulations

    P. Schöffel and M. H. Müser,
    Elastic constants of quantum solids by path integral simulations,
    Phys. Rev. B 63, 224108 (2001); cond-mat/0009379 .