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Ames Laboratory-Led Research Team Maps Magnetic Fields of Bacterial Cells and Nano-Objects for the First Time

A research team led by a scientist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has demonstrated for the first time that the magnetic fields of bacterial cells and magnetic nano-objects in liquid can be studied at high resolution using...
21-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Getting Under Graphite’s Skin:


Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a new process to sheathe metal under a single layer of graphite which may lead to new and better-controlled properties for these types of materials.
15-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Old Rules Apply in Explaining Extremely Large Magnetoresistance


Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory compared similar materials and returned to a long-established rule of electron movement in their quest to explain the phenomenon of extremely large magnetoresistance (XMR).
6-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Addition of Tin Boosts Nanoparticle’s Photoluminescence


Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed germanium nanoparticles with improved photoluminescence, making them potentially better materials for solar cells and imaging probes. The research team found that by...
28-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

One-Step 3D Printing of Catalysts Developed at Ames Laboratory


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has developed a 3D printing process that creates a chemically active catalytic object in a single step, opening the door to more efficient ways to produce catalysts for complex chemical reactions in...
1-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory, UConn Discover Superconductor with Bounce


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has discovered extreme “bounce,” or super-elastic shape-memory properties in a material that could be applied for use as an actuator in the harshest of conditions, such as outer space, and might...
23-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Surrounded by Potential: New Science in Converting Biomass

To take full advantage of biomass, lignin needs to be processed into usable components along with the plant cellulose. Ames Laboratory scientists are working to develop a method to deconstruct lignin in a way that is economically feasible and into...
3-Oct-2017 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Critical Materials Institute Develops New Acid-Free Magnet Recycling Process

A new rare-earth magnet recycling process developed by researchers at the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) dissolves magnets in an acid-free solution and recovers high purity rare earth elements.
7-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT 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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