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Getting Under Graphite’s Skin:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Ames Laboratory Scientists Move Graphene Closer to Transistor Applications

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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory were able to successfully manipulate the electronic structure of graphene, which may enable the fabrication of graphene transistors-- faster and more reliable than existing...
29-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Exploring Mysteries on the Surface

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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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