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2015-04-27 16:46:33

We like our magnets cheap and easy, so it's a good thing that scientists have found an alternative to traditional rare-earth magnets. This cerium-based magnet could provide cheaper cars and wind turbines.

Researchers See Rare-earth-like Magnetic Properties In Iron
2014-04-30 14:11:06

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have observed magnetic properties typically associated with those observed in rare-earth elements in iron.

2014-01-20 10:28:56

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have demonstrated broadband terahertz (THz) wave generation using metamaterials.

2013-06-24 10:35:52

Materials scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have found an accurate way to explain the magnetic properties of a compound that has mystified the scientific community for decades.

Scientists Discover New Family Of Quasicrystals
2013-06-10 15:38:35

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered a new family of rare-earth quasicrystals using an algorithm they developed to help pinpoint them.

Resistivity Switch Plays Role Of Magnetism In Iron-based Superconductors
2013-06-06 13:31:12

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered surprising changes in electrical resistivity in iron-based superconductors.

Improving The Process To Recycle Rare-earth Materials
2012-10-25 10:07:46

Recycling keeps paper, plastics, and even jeans out of landfills. Could recycling rare-earth magnets do the same? Perhaps, if the recycling process can be improved.

2012-05-31 13:19:32

Findings could have applications in high-speed communications fields.

2012-02-29 00:39:29

Genetic mutations to cellulose in plants could improve the conversion of cellulosic biomass into biofuels, according to a research team that included two Iowa State University chemists.

Image 1 - Helping Astronauts Make Their Drinking Water Clean
2011-09-15 13:18:37

Chemistry developed at Iowa State University is helping astronauts and cosmonauts make sure they have safe drinking water at the International Space Station


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