23rd Biennial Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SHOCK23)

June 18-June 23, 2023 • Chicago, Illinois

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Meeting Overview

The APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter was founded in 1984 to promote the development and exchange of information on the dynamic high-pressure properties of materials. The biennial technical meeting on shock compression and detonation physics research has been an excellent venue to share exciting high-pressure research for many decades.  The 23rd Biennial Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SCCM23) will be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL from June 18th to June 23rd, 2023. This conference is an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of world-wide efforts in exploring fundamental science and applications of matter at extreme conditions including shock-induced materials behavior, plasticity, phase transitions, and chemical reactions; high strain rate phenomena; properties of energetic materials and detonation phenomena; high- pressure and high temperature synthesis and characterization of novel materials; properties of matter in the warm dense regime; and new computational methods.

Over the past two decades, the number of researchers and institution conducting dynamic compression research has grown substantially.  Numerous user facilities have been developed over the last decade (e.g., the Matter at Extreme Conditions (MEC) end station at LCLS, the Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the APS) with other major HED facilities undergoing substantial upgrades or coming online (the Z machine at Sandia, the NIF at LLNL). Looking to the future, new dynamic compression facilities are underdevelopment (the Scientific Instrument HED at European XFEL) or refurbishment (the MEC upgrade).  In recognition of this evolving experimental environment, this conference will host three new technical area: Review of emerging high-pressure user facilities throughout the world, emerging experimental techniques utilizing advanced light sources, and High-Pressure Static Compression Research. We hope to see you there!


Conference Co-Chairs

Dayne Fratanduono, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Suhithi Peiris, Battelle Memorial Institute

Malcolm McMahon, University of Edinburgh

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Calendar of Events:

Call for Abstracts October 2022
Abstract Submission Open December 1, 2022
Abstract Submission Open December 12, 2022
Housing Reservation Open
Abstract Submission Closes February 10, 2023

Housing Deadline

May 26, 2023