Chris Benmore  is a physicist at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory and an adjunct professor at Arizona State University. His main research interests include high-energy x-ray and neutron diffraction measurements from disordered materials at extreme conditions and structure-property relations in liquids, glasses and amorphous materials. The structure of oxide materials are investigated using Pair Distribution Function analysis and crystallographic techniques using a laser heated aerodynamic levitation system on beamline 6-ID-D at the APS. Previous work on high temperature melts has concentrated on aluminate and silicate glass forming systems. Current directions include borate and carbonate systems, with a focus on structure as a function of oxygen partial pressure and temperature. A radiation chamber also enables the study of high temperature nuclear materials. Recent research directions focus on structure as a function of oxygen partial pressure and temperature.
Chris Benmore