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Using chaos as a tool, scientists discover new method of making 3D-heterostructured materials

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and their collaborators from Iowa State University have developed a new approach for generating layered, difficult-to-combine, heterostructured solids. Heterostructured materials,...
23-Jun-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lograsso named Critical Materials Institute Director

Dr. Thomas Lograsso has been named director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute (CMI) at Ames Laboratory.
27-May-2020 5:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New discovery helps close the gap towards optically-controlled quantum computation

Scientists have discovered a light-induced switching mechanism in a Dirac semimetal. The mechanism establishes a new way to control the topological material, driven by back-and-forth motion of atoms and electrons, which will enable topological...
20-Apr-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Finding the beat: New discovery settles a long-standing debate about photovoltaic materials

Scientists have theorized that organometallic halide perovskites— a class of light harvesting “wonder” materials for applications in solar cells and quantum electronics— are so promising due to an unseen yet highly controversial mechanism...
17-Apr-2020 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Topological materials outperform through quantum periodic motion

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered that applying vibrational motion in a periodic manner may be the key to preventing dissipations of the desired electron states that would make advanced quantum computing...
18-Feb-2020 12:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Ames Lab’s testing device speeds the way to new refrigeration technology

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is employing a testing device that pairs materials science with engineering systems development. Called CaloriSMART (Caloric Small-scale Modular Advanced Research Test-stand), the one-of-a-kind...
7-Feb-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Rare-earths experts at CMI debut a unique new research capability

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute have a new and more accurate tool—a start-to-finish, controlled atmosphere materials processing system.
7-Feb-2020 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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What’s MER? It’s a Way to Measure Quantum Materials, and It’s Telling Us New and Interesting Things

Experimental physicists have combined several measurements of quantum materials into one in their ongoing quest to learn more about manipulating and controlling the behavior of them for possible applications. They even coined a term for it--...
16-Jan-2020 1:25 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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