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One-Step 3D Printing of Catalysts Developed at Ames Laboratory

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has developed a 3D printing process that creates a chemically active catalytic object in a single step, opening the door to more efficient ways to produce catalysts for complex chemical reactions in...
1-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory, UConn Discover Superconductor with Bounce

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has discovered extreme “bounce,” or super-elastic shape-memory properties in a material that could be applied for use as an actuator in the harshest of conditions, such as outer space, and might...
23-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Surrounded by Potential: New Science in Converting Biomass

To take full advantage of biomass, lignin needs to be processed into usable components along with the plant cellulose. Ames Laboratory scientists are working to develop a method to deconstruct lignin in a way that is economically feasible and into...
3-Oct-2017 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Critical Materials Institute Develops New Acid-Free Magnet Recycling Process

A new rare-earth magnet recycling process developed by researchers at the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) dissolves magnets in an acid-free solution and recovers high purity rare earth elements.
7-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory Scientists Move Graphene Closer to Transistor Applications

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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory were able to successfully manipulate the electronic structure of graphene, which may enable the fabrication of graphene transistors-- faster and more reliable than existing...
29-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Critical Materials Institute Manufactures Magnets Entirely From U.S.-Sourced Rare Earths

The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub, has fabricated magnets made entirely of domestically sourced and refined rare-earth metals.
28-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ames Lab Scientists’ Surprising Discovery: Making Ferromagnets Stronger by Adding Non-Magnetic Element

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory discovered that they could functionalize magnetic materials through a thoroughly unlikely method, by adding amounts of the virtually non-magnetic element scandium to a...
23-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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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