Ames Laboratory scientists have discovered a means of controlling the surface conductivity of a three-dimensional (3D) topological insulator, a type of material that has potential applications in spintronic devices and quantum computing.  READ MORE

Pleasant Valley's (l-r) Mitchell Strobbe, Sujay Marisetty, Aadil Manazir and Aditya Desai confer on a bonus question during the championship match of the 2019 Ames Lab High School Science Bowl. Pleasant Valley of Bettendorf defeated West Des Moines Valley to advance to the National Science Bowl, April 26-29 in Washington, D.C. Read More 

Scientists at Ames Laboratory have discovered the relaxation dynamics of a zero-field state in skyrmions, a spinning magnetic phenomenon that has potential applications in data storage and spintronic devices. Read More

A team of experimentalists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and theoreticians at University of Alabama Birmingham discovered a remarkably long-lived new state of matter in an iron pnictide superconductor, which reveals a laser-induced formation of collective behaviors that compete with superconductivity. READ MORE

Researchers at Ames Laboratory are teaming up with researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, UC Santa Barbara, University of South Carolina, Cornell University, and Northwestern University in an effort funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science to upcycle single-use plastics into more valuable chemicals that make recovery worthwhile. READ MORE

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