Vahe Mkrtchyan

Status: Ph. D. Physics, 1st year

Advisors: Ravhi Kumar & Andrew Cornelius

12841353_977314225656800_860578569195544582_o (2)email address: mkrtchy3@unlv.nevada.edu

Education: 

M.S. in Physics. University of Nevada Las Vegas

B.S. in Physics. University of Nevada Las Vegas

 

 

Research:

  • Investigation of structural and valence changes of rare earth metal based HF compounds
  • Structural behavior of NbSexTe2-x (x = 2, 1.5) superconductors under high pressure
  • High pressure transport and structural studies on Nb-based A15 superconductors

 

National Laboratories:

  • As part of our ongoing projects, we routinely conduct diffraction, absorption, and emission experiments under pressure using synchrotron radiation at Sector 16 of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.

 

Publications:

  • Vahe Mkrtchyan, Ravhi Kumar , Jason Baker, ” High pressure transport and structural studies on Nb3Ga superconductor”, Physica B, 2015
  • Currently under revision:  Vahe Mkrtchyan, Ravhi Kumar, Melanie White, ”Structural behavior of NbSexTe2-x (x = 2, 1.5) superconductors under high pressure”