The Ferromagnetic Materials Characterization Facility is one of more than a dozen unique facilities developed by the Critical Materials Institute, an Energy Innovation Hub of the U.S. Department of Energy.
- In the search for substitute materials to replace rare earths in permanent magnets, whenever promising materials are identified, either through theoretical predictions or combinatoric experiments, it is necessary to grow single-phase and single-crystal specimens for detailed testing.
- CMI has established new facilities at the Ames Laboratory that provide crystal growth furnaces and high temperature magnetic property testing.
- This facility supports the efforts to develop substitutes and crosscutting research, and also addresses the grand challenge of accelerating the discovery of new materials.
- For more information, and to explore using the ferromagnetic materials characterization facility, please contact Paul Canfield at the Ames Laboratory, email@example.com or 515-294-6270.