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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

Pairing "glue" for electrons in iron-based high-temp superconductors studied

Newly published research from a team of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory sheds more light on the nature of high-temperature iron-based superconductivity.
8-Jul-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Advanced NMR at Ames Lab Captures New Details in Nanoparticle Structures

Advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques at the U.S. Department of Energy’sAmes Laboratory have revealed surprising details about the structure of a key group ofmaterials in nanotechology, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), and...
20-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ames Laboratory names James Morris Chief Research Officer

Dr. James Morris has been named Chief Research Officer at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory. His appointment follows an extensive search and will be effective June 17, 2019.
22-May-2019 2:05 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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Ames Laboratory creates materials and energy solutions. Ames Laboratory is a government-owned, contractor-operated national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, operated by and located on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.


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