Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Hyunchae Cynn

Research Staff
Physics Division


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DegreeInstitutionYear
PhD University of California, Los Angeles 1992
BS SNU 1977

Research Interests

Hyunchae has been in Diamond-Anvil Cell high pressure research for more than 30 years. During this time, he has studied phase stabilities; crystal structures; phase diagrams of molecular, ionic, and metallic alloys and compounds using Raman spectroscopy; infrared spectroscopy; and powder x-ray diffraction under high pressure and high temperature.

Selected Publications

  1. Lavina, B; Kim, E; Cynn, H; et al. “Phosphorus Dimerization in Gallium Phosphide at High Pressure,” Inorg. Chem. 57, 2432, (2018).
  2. Hwang, H; Seoung, D; Lee, Y; et al. “A role for subducted super-hydrated kaolinite in Earth’s deep water cycle,” Nat. Geosci, 10, 947, (2017).
  3. Lipp, MJ; Jenei, Z; Cynn, H; et al. “Anomalous elastic properties across the gamma to alpha volume collapse in cerium,” Nat. Commun. 8, 1198 (2017).
  4. Young, DA; Cynn, H; Soderlind, P, et al. “Zero-Kelvin Compression Isotherms of the Elements 1 <= Z <= 92 to 100 GPa,” J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 45, 043101 (2016).

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