Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Amalia Fernandez Pañella

Postdoctoral Appointment
HED Shock Physics Group
Physics Division

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Ph.D. Condensed Matter and Radiation Physics
University of Grenoble
M.S. Physics with Majors in Condensed Matter and Material Science
Autonomous University of Madrid

Personal Background

Amalia Fernandez Pañella, PhD., began her studies in Physics at the University of Barcelona, Spain, in 2002. After 4 years she transferred to the Autonomous University of Madrid and obtained a M.S. in Physics with Majors in Condensed Matter and Material Science in 2008. In 2009 she obtained a PhD scholarship in France and joined the SPSMS (Statistical Physics, Magnetism and Superconductivity) group at the CEA-Grenoble National Laboratory. Her thesis work had two main motivations, the set up of an in-situ tuning pressure device to measure diamond anvil cells at dilution fridge temperatures and the study of several heavy fermion compounds, an example of strongly correlated electron systems, under extreme conditions (i.e., high pressures, low temperatures and high magnetic fields). In 2012 she received a PhD in Condensed Matter and Radiation Physics from University of Grenoble. She joined in April 2013 the HED Shock Physics Group at LLNL as a PostDoc. Her research includes XAFS studies on WDM.

Research Interests

  • Non-equilibrium phases transitions in WDM.
  • Material Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Selected (Recent) Publications

A. Fernandez-Pañella, V. Balédent, D. Braithwaite, L. Paosalini, R.Verbeni, G. Lapertot and J.P. Rueff. Phys. Rev. B. 86, 125104 (2012). Valence instability of YbCu2Si2 through its magnetic quantum critical point.

A. Fernandez-Pañella, D. Braithwaite, B. Salce, G. Lapertot, and J. Flouquet, Phys. Rev. B. 84, 134416 (2011). Ferromagnetism in YbCu2Si2 at high pressure.

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