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

Ames Lab researchers and members of the CaloriCool  consortium Luke Griffin, Julie Slaughter and Vitalij Pecharsky, with the CaloriSMART (Small Modular Advanced Research-scale Test-station) successfully show refrigeration level cooling with a small sample of gadolinium. READ MORE 

Under Secretary of Energy for Science Paul Dabbar, right, hears about advanced powder synthesis from Ames Laboratory's Emma White, Director Adam Schwartz and Iver Anderson during a tour on March 27.  READ MORE

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