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

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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

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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

Iowa Cornfields Could Play a Role in Recycling Old Electronics

A new biochemical leaching process has been developed that uses corn stover as feedstock, and recovers valuable rare earth metals from electronic waste.
15-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Seeing the Future of New Energy Materials

Ames Laboratory has recently received new funding to study energy materials by developing and applying new techniques in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
19-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Missing Link to Novel Superconductivity Revealed at Ames Laboratory

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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a state of magnetism that may be the missing link to understanding the relationship between magnetism and unconventional superconductivity.
13-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ames Laboratory-Led Research Team Maps Magnetic Fields of Bacterial Cells and Nano-Objects for the First Time

A research team led by a scientist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has demonstrated for the first time that the magnetic fields of bacterial cells and magnetic nano-objects in liquid can be studied at high resolution using...
21-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Getting Under Graphite’s Skin:

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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a new process to sheathe metal under a single layer of graphite which may lead to new and better-controlled properties for these types of materials.
15-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Old Rules Apply in Explaining Extremely Large Magnetoresistance

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Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory compared similar materials and returned to a long-established rule of electron movement in their quest to explain the phenomenon of extremely large magnetoresistance (XMR).
6-Dec-2017 5:05 PM 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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