“ Pressure-induced ferroelectric-like transition creates a polar metal in defect antiperovskites Hg3Te2X2 (X = Cl, Br)”Weizhao Cai, Jiangang He*, Hao Li, Rong Zhang, Dongzhou Zhang, Duck Young Chung, Tushar Bhowmick, Christopher Wolverton, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis* & Shanti Deemyad*. Nature Communications 12, 1509 (2021). (doi:10.1038/s41467-021-21836-7)


“ Pressure-Induced Superconductivity in the Wide Band Gap Semiconductor Cu2Br2Se6 with A Robust Framework”Cai W, Lin W, Yan Y, Hilleke KP, Coles J, Bao J-K, Xu J, Zhang D, Chung DY, Kanatzidis MG*, Zurek E*, Deemyad S*. Chemistry of Materials (2020) (doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02151)

“  Fermi surface studies of the low-temperature structure of sodium”S. F. Elatresh,Mohammad Tomal Hossain, Tushar Bhowmick, A. Grockowiak, Weizhao Cai, W. A. Coniglio, Stanley W. Tozer, N. W. Ashcroft, S. A. Bonev*, Shanti Deemyad*, and Roald Hoffmann*. Physical Review B. Rapic Communications.(2020);101(22):220103. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.101.220103)


“Pressure-induced Superconductivity and Flattened Se6 Rings in the Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Cu2I2Se6” Cai, W., Lin, W., Li, L.H., Malliakas, C. D., Zhang, R., Groesbeck, M., Bao, J. K., Zhang, D., Sterer, E., Kanatzidis, M. G., and S. Deemyad*, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141, 38, 15174–15182, (2019) (doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b06794)

“Perovskites with a Twist: Strong In1+ Off-centering in the Mixed-Valent CsInX3 (X= Cl, Br)” McCall KM, Friedrich D, Chica DG, Cai W, Stoumpos CC, Alexander GC, Deemyad S, Wessels BW, Kanatzidis MG. Chemistry of Materials. (2019).

Parallel background subtraction in diamond anvil cells for high pressure X-ray data analysis.Weizhao Cai, Mohammad Tomal Hossain, Jared Coles, Jordan Lybarger, Joseph Blanton, Eran Sterer and Shanti Deemyad*, High Pressure Research, (2019) 1-12


Probing quantum effects in lithium.S. Deemyad* and R. Zhang,Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications,( 2018), DOI: 10.1016/j.physc.2018.02.007.


Effects of Non-Hydrostatic Stress on Structural and Optoelectronic Properties of Methylammonium Lead Bromide Perovskite.Zhang, R., Cai, W., Bi, T., Zarifi, N., Terpstra, T., Zhang, C., Vardeny, Z.V., Zurek*, E., Deemyad, S.*, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters,( 2017), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01367.

Quantum and isotope effects in lithium metal.Ackland, G.J., M. Dunuwille, M. Martinez-Canales, I. Loa, R. Zhang, S. Sinogeikin, W. Cai, and S. Deemyad*, Science, 356(6344): p. 1254-1259 (2017).

Evidence from Fermi surface analysis for the low-temperature structure of lithium.Elatresh, S.F., W. Cai, N.W. Ashcroft, R. Hoffmann*, S. Deemyad*, and S.A. Bonev*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(21): p. 5389-5394. (2017).

Deuterium Isotope Effects in Polymerization of Benzene under Pressure.W. Cai, M. Dunuwille, J. He, J. K. Hinton(Bishop), M.C. MacLean, J.M Molaison, A.M. dos Santos, S. Sinogeikin and S. Deemyad*, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters,2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00536 (2017).

Piezochromism, Structural and Electronic Properties of Benz [a] anthracene under Pressure. W. Cai, R. Zhang, Y. Yao* and S. Deemyad*, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19, 6216 - 6223 (2017).


Note: Simple and portable setup for loading high purity liquids in diamond anvil cell. E. Olejnik, S. Deemyad*, Rev. Sci. Instrum., Rev. Sci. Instrum.,87(3) (2016).


Boundaries for martensitic transition of 7Li under pressure.” Schaeffer, A.M., W. Cai, E. Olejnik, J.J. Molaison, S. Sinogeikin, A.M. dos Santos, and S. Deemyad*, Nat Commun, 6 (2015)

High-pressure superconducting phase diagram of 6Li: Isotope effects in dense lithium.” Schaeffer, A. M., Temple, S. R., Bishop, J. K. & Deemyad*, S. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112, 60-64, doi:10.1073/pnas.1412638112 (2015)


Twin sample chamber for simultaneous comparative transport measurements in a diamond anvil cell (DAC)" Schaeffer A. M. and Deemyad, S.* Rev. Sci. Instrum. 84, 095108 (2013)

Superconductivity of BaLi4 under pressure Schaeffer AMJ, DeLong MC, Anderson ZW, Talmadge WB, Guruswamy S, Deemyad S.* Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 25, 375701 (2013)


High pressure melting of lithium Schaeffer AMJ, Talmadge WB, Temple SR, Deemyad S*. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 109, 185702 (2012)

Publications of PI prior to arrival in U. of Utah

  1. “Pathways to metallic hydrogen” Silvera I. F. and Deemyad S 7TH CONFERENCE ON CRYOCRYSTALS AND QUANTUM CRYSTALS, Wroclaw, Poland, (edited by M. Kazimierski)
  2. “Strategy and enhanced temperature determination in a laser heated diamond anvil cell” Deemyad S, Papathanassiou, A. N. & Silvera, I. F. IF JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 105, 093543 (2009)
  3. “Temperature dependence of the emissivity of Pt in the IR” Deemyad S and Silvera IF REVIEW OF SCINTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 79, 086105 (2008)
  4. “Melting line of hydrogen at high pressures” Deemyad S and Silvera IF PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 100, 155701 (2008)
  5. “Studies on the weak itinerant ferromagnet SrRuO3 under high pressure to 34 GPa” Hamlin JJ, Deemyad S, Schilling JS, Jacobsen MK, Kumar RS, Cornelius AL, Cao G and Neumeier JJ PHYSICAL REVIEW B 76, 014432 (2007)
  6. “Pulsed laser heating and temperature determination in a diamond anvil cell” Deemyad S, Sterer E., Barthel C., Rekhi S., Tempere J. and Silvera IF REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 76, 125104 (2005)
  7. “Enhanced superconducting properties of bicrystalline YBa2Cu3Ox and alkali metals under pressure” Tomita T, Deemyad S, Hamlin JJ, Schilling JS, Tissen VG, Veal BW, Chen L and Claus H JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER 17, S921 (2005)
  8. “High-pressure study of structural phase transitions and superconductivity in La1.48Nd0.4Sr0.12CuO4” Crawford MK, Harlow RL, Deemyad S, Tissen V, Schilling JS, McMarron E, Tozer SW, Cox DE, Ichikawa N, Uchida S, and Huang Q PHYSICAL REVIEW B 71, 104513 (2005)
  9. “The superconducting phase diagram of Li metal to 67 GPa” [Cover Story of PRL] Deemyad S and Schilling JS PHYSCAL REVIEW LETTERS 91, 167001 (2003)
  10. “Dependence of the superconducting transition temperature of single- and polycrystalline MgB2 on hydrostatic pressure” Deemyad S, Tomita T, Hamlin JJ, Beckett BR, Schilling JS, Hinks DG, Jorgensen JD, Lee S, and Tajima S (Invited paper for a special edition of Physica C on MgB2) PHYSICA C 385, 105 (2003)
  11. “Dependence of the superconducting transition temperature of MgB2 on pressure to 20 GPa” Deemyad S, Schilling JS, Jorgensen JD, and Hinks DGPHYSICA C 361, 227 (2001)
  12. “Hydrostatic pressure dependence of the superconducting and structural properties of MgB2” Schilling JS, Jorgensen JD, Hinks DG, Deemyad S, Hamlin JJ, Looney CW, and Tomita T, STUDIES OF HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS (edited by A.V. Narlikar, Nova Science Publishers, N.Y.), 38, 321 (2001)

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