MDI is continuing research in collaboration with scientists at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory and the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Labratory. This work is focused on materials in extreme conditions and includes experiments on nuclear fuels and a new project to combine small and wide angle x-ray scattering to help understand how the atoms in liquids, glasses and very hot solids rearrange as the temperature is changed. MDIs proposed experiments on molten oxides are selected for the Space Station please see link to the NASA press release in the sidebar. The research involves development of experiments to measure the viscosity of liquids and help to understand the nature of glass formation and the behavior of supercooled molten materials. Work is ongoing to develop computer-based control of our acoustic levitators. This development includes investigation of amorphous pharmaceutical materials. We are building instruments for several customers and will be delivering instruments later this year.

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Studying molten uranium oxide in a sealed chamber using the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab, December, 2013. (Published in Science Nov, 2014)

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