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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

Ames Laboratory Develops Solvent-, Catalyst-Free Way to Produce Alkali Metal Hydrides

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Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have found a way to create alkali metal hydrides without the use of solvents or catalysts. The process, using room temperature mechanical ball milling, provides a lower cost method to...
20-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory Awarded $5 Million to Improve Metal Powders for Advanced Manufacturing

Ames Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been awarded $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) to improve the production and composition of metal alloy powders used in additive manufacturing.
2-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory Scientists Create New Compound, First Intermetallic Double Salt with Platinum

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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are being credited with creating the first intermetallic double salt with platinum.
23-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory Scientists Gain Insight on Mechanism of Unconventional Superconductivity

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Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and partner institutions conducted a systematic investigation into the properties of the newest family of unconventional superconducting materials, iron-based compounds. The study may...
18-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory to Receive $3 Million to Develop Instrument to Study Plant Cell Walls

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A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be developing new instrumentation aimed at determining the chemical and structural makeup of plant cell walls. The group is receiving $1 million a year for three years...
17-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT 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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