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Dr Elke Pahl

Dr Elke Pahl

Associate Investigator

Towards Zero Carbon - Catalytic Architectures

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Dr Elke Pahl is a currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. 

Research interests

Elke’s research focusses on the modelling of material properties under normal conditions and in extreme environments characterised by ultra-high pressures or magnetic fields. In particular, she is interested in describing melting from an atomistic view using quantum-mechanical tools and understanding how solid-state properties emerge from small few-atom clusters.

Our work validated the only experimental result that exists, and that was from the beginning of last century. Radon’s radioactive properties means that nobody wants to measure it in a lab anymore.

Dr Elke Pahl

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Funding successes - Annual Report 2019

May 26, 2020

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2019. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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Annual Report

Virtual materials - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

Our researchers use computers to reproduce conditions unachievable in a lab, such as the magnetic forces inside a white dwarf star.

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