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2D insulators with ferromagnetic properties are rare; researchers just identified a new one

Collaborating scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Princeton University have discovered a new layered ferromagnetic semiconductor, a rare type of material that holds great promise for...
10-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New microscopy method provides more details about nanocomposites

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed a new microscopy approach for imaging gel nanocomposites in their natural state, which will reveal more useful information about their assembly and properties.
11-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Squeezed nanocrystals: A new model predicts their shape when blanketed under graphene

In a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Northeastern University, scientists have developed a model for predicting the shape of metal nanocrystals or “islands” sandwiched between or below two-dimensional...
5-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists capture live, atomic-level detail of nanoparticle formation

Scientists at the Sensitive Instrument Facility of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory achieved real-time atom rearrangement monitoring using aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy during the synthesis of...
2-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Getting to the root of the mystery:

To better understand the rhizosphere, a new research endeavor at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will develop a model instrument that will enable scientists to look at the biological interactions in the rhizosphere in real time, in...
25-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists measure exact edge between superconducting and magnetic states

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed a method to accurately measure the “exact edge” or onset at which a magnetic field enters a superconducting material.
27-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

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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


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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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Ames Laboratory creates materials and energy solutions. Ames Laboratory is a government-owned, contractor-operated national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, operated by and located on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

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