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 the energy efficiency of lithium-ion batteries, which include these components. READ MORE

Ames Laboratory runners -- and walkers -- bolt from the starting line for the innaugural Ames Lab DOE Mile Run on Tuesday, May 1. Eli Chandler (front right, white shirt) had the winning time of 5:31.

 Our research to improve refrigeration technology through caloric cooling, CaloriCool, is on the current cover of MRS Bulletin! Vitalij Pecharsky, CaloriCool director and Ames Laboratory scientist, is one of the guest editors of the issue and Ames Laboratory scientist Jun Cui is also a contributor in the issue. To access the issue, click HERE.

Ames Laboratory scientists Ruslan Prozorov, Makariy Tanatar, and Hyunsoo Kim are  part of a collaboration of researchers who discovered a type of exotic superconductivity that relies on highly unusual electron interactions, and whose work was recently published in Science Advances.  They partnered with the University of Maryland, Iowa State University, Berkeley Lab, University of Otago, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on the work. READ MORE

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, use, and recycling of those elements. READ MORE

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