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Synthetic Development of Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials Could Revolutionize Future Technologies

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Javier Vela, scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, believes improvements in computer processors, TV displays and solar cells will come from scientific advancements in the synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials.
15-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory Scientists Are Able to “See” Light-to-Energy Transfer in New Solar Cell Materials

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are now able to capture the moment less than one trillionth of a second a particle of light hits a solar cell and becomes energy, and describe the physics of the charge carrier and atom...
1-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory Scientist Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at Ames Laboratory, has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
10-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University Scientists Develop More Efficient Catalytic Material for Fuel Cell Applications

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Scientists at Ames Laboratory have discovered a method for making smaller, more efficient intermetallic nanoparticles for fuel cell applications, and which also use less of the expensive precious metal platinum.
9-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory Hosts Its First Office of Science Graduate Student Program Researcher

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Elizabeth Wille learned crystal growth techniques from Ames Laboratory senior physicist Paul Canfield as Ames Laboratory's first Office of Science Graduate Student Research program participant.
25-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Power of One: Single Crystals Provide Clarity

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When it comes to creating new materials, single crystals play an important role in presenting a clearer picture of a material’s intrinsic properties. A typical material will be comprised of lots of smaller crystals and the grain boundaries between...
27-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovery in New Material Raises Questions About Theoretical Models of Superconductivity

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has successfully created the first pure, single-crystal sample of a new iron arsenide superconductor, CaKFe4As4, and studies of this material have called into question some long-standing theoretical...
10-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Perfect Powder: Ames Laboratory Perfects Metal Powders for Manufacturing

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Ames Laboratory's high-pressure gas atomization process has garnered the laboratory at least 16 patents over the last two decades and created a spin-off company.
12-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Exploring Mysteries on the Surface

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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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