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Ames Laboratory Scientist Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at Ames Laboratory, has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
10-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University Scientists Develop More Efficient Catalytic Material for Fuel Cell Applications


Scientists at Ames Laboratory have discovered a method for making smaller, more efficient intermetallic nanoparticles for fuel cell applications, and which also use less of the expensive precious metal platinum.
9-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory Hosts Its First Office of Science Graduate Student Program Researcher


Elizabeth Wille learned crystal growth techniques from Ames Laboratory senior physicist Paul Canfield as Ames Laboratory's first Office of Science Graduate Student Research program participant.
25-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Power of One: Single Crystals Provide Clarity


When it comes to creating new materials, single crystals play an important role in presenting a clearer picture of a material’s intrinsic properties. A typical material will be comprised of lots of smaller crystals and the grain boundaries between...
27-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovery in New Material Raises Questions About Theoretical Models of Superconductivity

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has successfully created the first pure, single-crystal sample of a new iron arsenide superconductor, CaKFe4As4, and studies of this material have called into question some long-standing theoretical...
10-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Perfect Powder: Ames Laboratory Perfects Metal Powders for Manufacturing


Ames Laboratory's high-pressure gas atomization process has garnered the laboratory at least 16 patents over the last two decades and created a spin-off company.
12-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory Develops Solvent-, Catalyst-Free Way to Produce Alkali Metal Hydrides


Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have found a way to create alkali metal hydrides without the use of solvents or catalysts. The process, using room temperature mechanical ball milling, provides a lower cost method to...
20-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory Awarded $5 Million to Improve Metal Powders for Advanced Manufacturing

Ames Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been awarded $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) to improve the production and composition of metal alloy powders used in additive manufacturing.
2-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Exploring Mysteries on the Surface


Ames Laboratory scientists Pat Thiel and Michael Tringides are explorers, discovering the unique properties of two-dimensional (2D) materials and metals grown on graphene, graphite, and other carbon coated surfaces.
10-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST

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