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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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Under pressure: a new experimental apparatus gathers more insight on magnetic and superconducting states

Ames Laboratory is using a new experimental apparatus that gathers more insight on magnetic and superconducting states in materials.
6-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How do you know it’s perfect graphene?

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered an indicator that reliably demonstrates a sample’s high quality, and it was one that was hiding in plain sight for decades.
30-Oct-2019 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How long does memory last? For shape memory alloys, the longer the better

Ames Laboratory researchers heated shape memory alloys inside a transmission electron microscope (TEM), so that they could observe phase transitions in real time. The information could lead to more reliable SMAs for applications.
3-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists discover potential path to improving samarium-cobalt magnets

Scientists have discovered a potential tool to enhance magnetization and magnetic anisotropy, making it possible to improve the performance of samarium-cobalt magnets.
13-Aug-2019 1:05 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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