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Taking magnetism for a spin:

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered the relaxation dynamics of a zero-field state in skyrmions, a spinning magnetic phenomenon that has potential applications in data storage and spintronic devices.
23-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


What should we do about single-use plastics?

A whole host critical plastic uses--- from the polypropylene syringes in your doctor’s office to the polystyrene packaging around your chicken at the grocery store--- probably aren’t going away any time soon. What should we do with this waste?
9-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Physicists Uncover New Competing State of Matter in Superconducting Material

A team of experimentalists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and theoreticians at University of Alabama Birmingham discovered a remarkably long-lived new state of matter in an iron pnictide superconductor, which reveals a...
2-Jan-2019 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites


Crystallizing success: New crucible design makes materials research safer, more accurate

Paul Canfield, a condensed matter physicist at Ames Laboratory, teamed up with LSP Industrial Ceramics, Inc., to build a better piece of lab equipment that now carries his name: Canfield crucible sets.
19-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Costas Soukoulis elected to National Academy of Inventors

Costas Soukoulis, Ames Laboratory senior scientist and Iowa State University Frances M. Craig Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor, has been named as a 2018 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow.
11-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists shuffle the deck to create materials with new quantum behaviors

Layered transition metal dichalcogenides or TMDCs—materials composed of metal nanolayers sandwiched between two other layers of chalcogens— have become extremely attractive to the research community due to their ability to exfoliate into 2D...
7-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Pushing the (Extra Cold) Frontiers of Superconducting Science

Ames Laboratory has developed a method to measure magnetic properties of superconducting and magnetic materials that exhibit unusual quantum behavior at very low temperatures in high magnetic fields.
18-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Critical Materials Institute takes major step toward printed anisotropic magnets

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute has taken a major step toward printed, aligned anisotropic magnets via additive manufacturing processes.
2-Oct-2018 2:05 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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