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The Relationship Between Charge Density Waves and Superconductivity? It’s Complicated.

For a long time, physicists have tried to understand the relationship between a periodic pattern of conduction electrons called a charge density wave (CDW), and another quantum order, superconductivity, or zero electrical resistance, in the same...
18-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory to lead new Center for Advancement of Topological Semimetals

Ames Laboratory will receive $10.75 million over four yearrs for a new Center for Advancement of Topological Semimetals as one of the Department of Energy's Energy Frontier Research Centers.
5-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Ames Laboratory’s Ke Earns DOE Early Career Research Award

Ames Laboratory scientist Liqin Ke is one of 30 scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratories to be selected for funding as part of the DOE’s Early Career Research Program.
21-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Two Cool: A Pair of Patents Filed on Breakthrough Materials for Next-Gen Refrigerators

Scientists at the research consortium CaloriCool® are closer than ever to the materials needed for a new type of refrigeration technology that is markedly more energy efficient than current gas compression systems.
15-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Revealing the Mysteries of Superconductors: Ames Lab’s New Scope Takes a Closer Look

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has successfully demonstrated that a new type of optical magnetometer, the NV magnetoscope, can map a unique feature of superconductive materials that along with zero resistance defines the...
9-May-2018 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ames Lab Takes the Guesswork Out of Discovering New High-Entropy Alloys

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has developed a method of computational analysis that can help predict the composition and properties of as-yet unmade high performance alloys.
1-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Rare Earth Magnet Recycling Is a Grind. This New Process Takes a Simpler Approach

A new recycling process developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute (CMI) turns discarded hard disk drive (HDD) magnets into new magnet material in a few steps, and tackles both the economic and environmental issues...
19-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


CMI Expands Research in Tech Metals as Rapid Growth in Electric Vehicles Drives Demand for Lithium, Cobalt

As increasing consumer interest in electric vehicles drives the demand for supplies of lithium and cobalt (ingredients in lithium-ion batteries), the Critical Materials Institute will begin new efforts this July to maximize the efficient processing,...
11-Apr-2018 3:30 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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