I am Helene Breton, a Geochemist & Experimental Mineral Physicist at Geocentrum, Uppsala University Sweden. I study the high-pressure states of matter in the laboratory using the diamond anvil cell to address questions of scientific and technological interests.

My research adopts a cross-disciplinary approach and has a wide range of applications from improving our understanding of the Earth processes to clarifying correlations between atomic structure and physical properties of novel materials. 

Recently my interests have been directed toward dynamic compression techniques in the diamond anvil cell, by employing piezoacuators at synchrotron facilities, to push the structural studies of matter beyond the current limits of static compression science.

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