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2010-03-17 09:30:43

Speaking before a House Subcommittee, a distinguished U.S. scientist demonstrated how increased rare-earth research and development could create new multi-billion-dollar industries Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., a senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, today cautioned members of a Congressional panel that "rare-earth research in the USA on mineral extraction, rare-earth separation, processing of the oxides into metallic alloys and other useful forms, substitution,...

2010-01-14 18:30:00

AMES, Iowa, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Catilin, Inc., a leading biofuels catalyst technology company, announced that it will embark a $5.3 million project over the next three years as part of the $44 million DOE Investment for Advanced Biofuels Research and Fueling Infrastructure award made to the Catilin's consortium, National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB). Catilin and its partner, Iowa State University - Center for Catalysis (ISU-CCAT), will provide key...

2009-12-07 12:51:52

Research team discovers a new use for metamaterials that promises to eliminate mechanical friction in nanotechnology Nanoscale machines expected to have wide application in industry, energy, medicine and other fields may someday operate far more efficiently thanks to important theoretical discoveries concerning the manipulation of famous Casimir forces that took place at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. The groundbreaking research, conducted through mathematical simulations,...

2009-11-09 16:20:59

Report on new materials calls for renewed efforts to regain US leadership in field According to a recent report by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, the United States, once the world leader in the discovery and growth of crystalline materials, is now falling behind other nations. Citing a decline in large U.S. industrial research laboratories and new investment by foreign governments as the cause behind this slippage, the report also singles out the U.S....

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2009-09-21 13:18:17

Real time space experiments controlled by Earth-bound researcher A research project 10 years in the making is now orbiting the Earth, much to the delight of its creator Rohit Trivedi, a senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. Equipment recently delivered to the International Space Station by the Space Shuttle Discovery will allow the Earth-bound Trivedi to conduct crystal growth experiments he first conceived more than a decade ago. The equipment is actually a...

2009-04-30 12:06:34

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have experimentally demonstrated that the superconductivity mechanism in the recently-discovered iron-arsenide superconductors is unique compared to all other known classes of superconductors. These findings "“ combined with iron-arsenide's potential good ability to carry current due to their low anisotropy "“ may open a door to exciting possible applications in zero-resistance power transmission.The research, led by...

2009-03-11 19:50:00

Iowa Department of Economic Development Awards Funds to Catilin, Inc. AMES, Iowa, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Catilin, Inc., a leading catalyst technology company for biofuels, announced today a Demonstration Fund award of $150,000 by the Iowa Department of Economic Development. The award is targeted for the upgrade of Catilin's biodiesel pilot plant, from batch to continuous operation mode. Operation of the pilot plant in the continuous mode is the final step in the rigorous...

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2008-04-14 13:20:00

When it comes to designing something, it's hard to find a better source of inspiration than Mother Nature. Using that principle, a diverse, interdisciplinary group of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory is mimicking bacteria to synthesize magnetic nanoparticles that could be used for drug targeting and delivery, in magnetic inks and high-density memory devices, or as magnetic seals in motors.Commercial room-temperature synthesis of ferromagnetic nanoparticles is...

2005-08-16 15:17:11

AMES, Iowa -- Scientists have long used ultra-fine glass tubes known as capillaries to analyze the chemical makeup of substances. Called capillary electrophoresis, or CE, the method applies high voltage to the capillaries, and by measuring the rate that the various materials move through the capillaries, researchers are able to identify individual compounds. A group of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed a method called dynamic multiple equilibrium...

2005-07-24 02:48:24

Achieving a first in the world of novel optical materials, researchers at the U. S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are making 3-D photonic band gap crystals four millimeters square (approximately one-eighth of an inch square) and 12 layers high without benefit of a "clean room" environment or the multimillion dollar equipment traditionally required to create such structures. The fundamental research, supported by the Basic Energy Sciences Office of the DOE's Office of Science, holds...


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