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samarium-cobalt magnets

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.
superconductors

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...
lithium-ion batteries, superconducting material

New Quantum Criticality Discovered in Superconductivity

Using solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (ssNMR) techniques, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory discovered a new quantum criticality in a...
superconductors

Pushing the (Extra Cold) Frontiers of Superconducting Science

Measuring the properties of superconducting materials in magnetic fields at close to absolute zero temperatures is difficult, but necessary to understand their quantum properties. How...
printed anisotropic magnets

Critical Materials Institute Takes Major Step Toward Printed Anisotropic Magnets

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute has taken a major step toward printed, aligned anisotropic magnets via additive manufacturing processes. The Energy Innovation...
Iron-Based Superconductors

Scientists Predict Superelastic Properties in a Group of Iron-Based Superconductors

A collaboration between scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main...
lithium-ion batteries, superconducting material

Newly Discovered Copper and Graphite Combo Could Lead to More Efficient...

A first-of-its-kind copper and graphite combination discovered in basic energy research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory could have implications for improving...
superconductors

Revealing the Mysteries of Superconductors

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has successfully demonstrated that a new type of optical magnetometer, the NV magnetoscope, can map a unique...
high-entropy alloys

Ames Lab Takes the Guesswork out of Discovering New High-Entropy Alloys

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has developed a method of computational analysis that can help predict the composition and properties of as-yet...
superconductivity

Missing Link to Novel Superconductivity Revealed at Ames Laboratory

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...
graphite

Getting Under Graphite’s Skin: A Recently Discovered Method of Layering Metals...

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...
photoluminescence

Addition of Tin Boosts Nanoparticle’s Photoluminescence

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed germanium nanoparticles with improved photoluminescence, making them potentially better materials for solar cells...
magnets

“Perfectly Frustrated” Metal Provides Possible Path to Superconductivity, Other New Quantum...

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has discovered and described the existence of a unique disordered electron spin state in a metal that...
memoryvideo

Researchers Discover Super-Elastic Shape-Memory Material

UConn materials science and engineering researcher Seok-Woo Lee and his colleagues have discovered super-elastic shape-memory properties in a material that could be applied for...
biomass

Surrounded by Potential: New Science in Converting Biomass

In every plant—from trees to crops—there exists a substance that makes up its wood or stems, fiber, and cell walls. This substance is a...
graphene

Ames Laboratory Scientists Move Graphene Closer to Transistor Applications

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...
glass sea sponge

Bio-inspired Materials: Borrowing from Nature’s Playbook

Nature provides myriad examples of unique materials and structures developed for specialized applications or adaptations. An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the U.S. Department...
catalysts

Scientists Can Now Locate Oxygen in the Structure of Catalysts with...

A major new application of Dynamic Nuclear Polarization NMR technology at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has led to the ability to...
ferromagnets

Ames Lab Scientists’ Surprising Discovery: Making Ferromagnets Stronger by Adding Non-magnetic...

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...
nanomaterials

Synthetic Development of Low-dimensional Nanomaterials Could Revolutionize Future Technologies

Ames, IA –Javier Vela, scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, believes improvements in computer processors, TV displays and solar cells will...