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Prof Paul Mcmillan

Sir William Ramsay Chair of Chemistry

Dept of Chemistry

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Jul 2000

Research summary

Our group explores solid state chemistry under extreme high pressure and high temperature conditions using large presses and laser heating techniques in the diamond anvil cell. New compounds and materials are prepared and studied at up to a million atmospheres and thousands of degrees centigrade using spectroscopy and synchrotron X-ray diffraction. We also study the properties and structure of liquids, amorphous solids and biological molecules at high pressure.

Education

Arizona State University
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1981
University of Edinburgh
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 1977
Publications