High Pressure Studies of Electronic Phenomena

  • H. G. Drickamer


It is a great pleasure and honor to be the first recipient of the Percy Williams Bridgman Award. Many people have asked me whether I was a Student of Bridgman. Formally, of course, I was not. However, in a very real sense we are all students of Bridgman. We all share his enthusiasm for high pressure research. We can all hope to reflect something of his intellectual honesty. Today we still use his techniques, or modifications and extensions of those he developed. His book The Physics of High Pressure [1] and his Collected Experimental Papers [2] are still gold mines of useful data and information. Today, sixteen years after his death, his spirit and his ideas still permeate the field. Seidom, if ever, has one man been so significant for any important area of research. At the same time, I’m sure that Professor Bridgman would be most pleased to see the extent to which high pressure has become an integral and essential technique in modern physics, chemistry, geology, engineering, and biology. Today I shall discuss briefly how we have found high pressure a very effective tool in the study of electronic phenomena in Condensed systems.


Isomer Shift DOPPLER Velocity Mossbauer Spectrum High Pressure Study Coordinate Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Drickamer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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