Vitalij Pecharsky

253 Spedding Hall
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-8220
Fax 515-294-9579

Research Interests

  • Synthesis, structure, experimental thermodynamics, physical and chemical properties of novel binary, ternary and multicomponent intermetallic compounds containing rare earth metals.
  • Anomalous behavior of 4f-electron systems
  • Relationships between materials' composition, structure, physical and chemical properties
  • Magnetostructural phase transformations
  • Physical properties of ultra-pure rare earth metals
  • Hydrogen storage materials
  • Complex hydrides
  • Mechanochemical transformations and mechanically promoted solid state reactions

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, L’viv State University, L’viv, Ukraine, 1979
  • M.S. Chemistry (with distinction), L’viv State University, L’viv, Ukraine, 1976
  • B.S. Chemistry (with distinction), L’viv State University, L’viv, Ukraine, 1976

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 1998 - 2000 Scientist, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University
  • 1995 - 1998 Associate Scientist, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University
  • 1993 - 1995 Visiting Scientist, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2006 Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering
  • 2003 Materials Science and Engineering Department Excellence in Research Award
  • 2003 Innovative Housing Technology Awards: Coming of Age Award for Magnetic Refrigerator by the Nat’l. Assn. of Home Builders, Atlanta, GA
  • 2002 Federal Laboratory Consortium’s Mid-Continent Award for Outstanding Regional Partnership between DOE’s Ames Lab. and Astronautics Corp. of America on “Magnetic Refrigeration Technology”
  • 2000 US DOE’s Energy 100 Award for the “Magnetic Refrigeration Unit”
  • 1999 Award of Excellence for a Technical Paper “Magnetic Cooling for Appliances” presented at the 50th Anniversary Conf. of the Int’l. Appliance Technical Conference at Purdue University
  • 1997 DOE Materials Sciences Award for Significant Implication for Dept. of Energy Related Technologies in the Metallurgy and Ceramics
  • 1995 Russell B. Scott Memorial Award for the Best Research Paper at the 1993 Cryogenic Engineering Conference and published in Adv. in Cryogenic Engineering

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Guo H Z; Mudryk Y; Ahmad M I; Pang X C; Zhao L; Akinc M; Pecharsky V K; Bowler N; Lin Z Q; Tan X . 2012. Structure evolution and dielectric behavior of polystyrene-capped barium titanate nanoparticles. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 22:23944-23951. abstract
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Gschneidner K A; Mudryk Y; Pecharsky V K . 2012. On the nature of the magnetocaloric effect of the first-order magnetostructural transition. Scripta Materialia. 67:572-577. abstract
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Yuce S; Barrio M; Emre B; Stern-Taulats E; Planes A; Tamarit J L; Mudryk Y; Gschneidner K A; Pecharsky V K; Manosa L . 2012. Barocaloric effect in the magnetocaloric prototype Gd5Si2Ge2. Applied Physics Letters. 101:071906. abstract
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Provino A; Mudryk Y; Paudyal D; Smetana V; Manfrinetti P; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Corbett J D . 2012. Crystal structure of Tb5Ni2In4 and Y5Ni2In4, and magnetic properties of Dy5Ni2In4. Journal of Applied Physics. 111:07e122. abstract
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Bonilla C M; Calvo I; Herrero-Albillos J; Figueroa A I; Castan-Guerrero C; Bartolome J; Rodriguez-Velamazan J A; Schmitz D; Weschke E; Paudyal D; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Bartolome F; Garcia L M . 2012. New magnetic configuration in paramagnetic phase of HoCo2. Journal of Applied Physics. 111:07e315. abstract
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Kobayashi T; Hlova I Z; Singh N K; Pecharsky V K; Pruski M . 2012. Solid-State NMR Study of Li-Assisted Dehydrogenation of Ammonia Borane. Inorganic Chemistry. 51:4108-4115. abstract
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Khan M; Gschneidner K A; Pecharsky V K . 2012. The effect of Er doping on the spin reorientation transition in Ho(1-x)Er(x)Al(2). Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 324:1381-1384. abstract
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Mudryk Y; Singh N K; Pecharsky V K; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A; Gschneidner K A . 2012. Magnetic and structural properties of single-crystalline Er5Si4. Physical Review B. 85:094432. abstract
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Velez S; Hernandez J M; Garcia-Santiago A; Tejada J; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A; Santos P V . 2012. Anisotropic magnetic deflagration in single crystals of Gd5Ge4. Physical Review B. 85:054432. abstract
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Singh N K; Kobayashi T; Dolotko O; Wiench J W; Pruski M; Pecharsky V K . 2012. Mechanochemical transformations in NaNH(2)-MgH(2) mixtures. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 513:324-327. abstract
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