My watch list
my.chemeurope.com  
Login  

Prestigious prize for superconductivity researcher Mikhail Eremets

04-Nov-2019

MPIC, Carsten Costard

High pressure researcher Mikhail Eremets

The American Physical Society (APS) awards Mikhail Eremets the 2020 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials. As recently announced, the researcher from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry receives the honor for his "For pioneering studies of hydrides, a new family of high Tc materials, and for the discovery of sulfur hydrides with record value of Tc." Tc stands for the critical temperature or transition temperature, i.e. the temperature at which a material becomes superconductive.

Among Mikhail Eremets´ main achievements in high-pressure research are the discovery of polymeric nitrogen and novel high energy density materials; transparent insulating state of sodium, conductive and semimetallic hydrogen. He with colleagues discovered high temperature superconductivity in hydrogen sulfide with the critical temperature of 203 Kelvin (-70° Celsius)., and then in other hydrides up to the record value of 250 Kelvin (-23° Celsius) in lanthanum hydride.

Mikhail Eremets graduated from Moscow Physical Engineering Institute in 1973 and defended his dissertation in Moscow Institute of General Physics Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1978. Since 2001 he is working at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz where he leads the High-pressure chemistry and physics group.

The physicist received the Bridgman Award AIRAPT in 2017, Ugo Fano Gold Medal in 2015. He has a Honorary Doctor Degree from Leipzig University, Germany (2016). M. I. Eremets is on the list of Nature’s 10: Ten people who mattered this year (2015). He was Visiting Professor in Research Center for Extreme Materials, Osaka University, Japan 1996-98, Visiting professor ISSP Tokyo University 2008, Visiting professor Chinese Academy of Sciences (2016). He received an Advanced ERC grant (2010) and is member of, , the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, the American Geophysical Union, the Scientific Research Society Sigma Xi, and the Max Planck Graduate Center with the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.

The James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials is awarded annually to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in the science and application of new materials. This shall include the discovery of new classes of materials, the observation of novel phenomena in known materials leading to both fundamentally new applications and scientific insights, and shall also include theoretical and experimental work contributing significantly to the understanding of such phenomena. The prize money is $10,000.

Last year, the prize was awarded to Claudia Felser from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden together with Bogdan Andrei Bernevig (Princeton University) and Xi Dai (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) for the investigation of materials with special electrical and magnetic properties.

Facts, background information, dossiers
  • new materials
  • hydrides
  • high temperature su…
More about MPI für Chemie
  • News

    Pinpointing Pollutants from Space

    Nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) are major contributors to air pollution. In order to accurately predict air quality and develop strategies to reduce pollution, precise emission data are needed. Daily satellite measurements can help to derive such data. The measuring instrument observes a speci ... more

    A chemical criterion for rating movies

    A measurable criterion now exists for determining the age rating of films. A group of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz has found that the concentration of isoprene in cinema air correlates with the cinema industry‘s voluntary classification of films. Evidently, ... more

    Multiyear Tracking of Atmospheric Radicals

    Hydroxyl radicals (OH) keep our atmosphere clean. They react away toxic gases such as carbon monoxide (CO), and slow climate warming by removing greenhouse gases like methane (CH4). In some parts of the atmosphere, chlorine radicals (Cl) can also help this purification process, for example ... more

More about American Physical Society
  • News

    The physics of beer tapping

    An old, hilarious if somewhat juvenile party trick involves covertly tapping the top of someone's newly opened beer bottle and then standing back as the suds foam out onto the floor. Now researchers from Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Institut J ... more

    A crack in the case for supersolids

    New experiments are casting doubt on previously reported observations of supersolid helium. In a paper appearing in Physical Review Letters (PRL), John Reppy (Cornell University) presents research suggesting that prior experiments that seemed to show signs of supersolidity were in fact the ... more

    Doping graphene

    An organic molecule that has been found to be effective in making silicon-based electronics may be viable for building electronics on sheets of carbon only a single molecule thick. Researchers at the Max Plank Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart report the advance in a paper appearin ... more

Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE