Matthew J. Kramer

Scientist II
225 Wilhelm Hall
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-0276
Fax 515-294-4291

Research Interests

  • Materials properties of glass forming metallic alloys
  • Quasicrystals
  • High temperature intermetallics
  • High temperature superconductors
  • Ceramics and silicates with emphasis on electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction
  • Utilizing new characterization techniques to investigate the dynamics of phase transformations
  • Computer modeling of physical systems

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Iowa State University, 1998
  • M.S. University of Rochester, 1983
  • B.S. University of Rochester, 1979

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2001 - present Group Leader, Materials Characterization/Metal & Ceramic Sciences Program
  • 1996 - present Scientist, Metallurgy and Ceramics Division, Ames Laboratory
  • 1989 - 1995 Associate Scientist, Metallurgy and Ceramics Division, Ames Laboratory

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 1998 Co-recipient of the Materials Chemistry Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award for “Surface Properties of Quasicrystals”
  • 1997 Co-recipient of R & D 100, Nanocrystalline Composite Coercive Magnet Powders
  • 1996 Co-recipient of the Department of Energy Materials Science Award for Significant Implication for DOE Related Technologies in Metallurgy and Ceramics
  • 1995 Co-recipient of the Department of Energy Materials Science Award for Sustained Outstanding Research in Solid State Physics

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Tang W; Wu Y Q; Dennis K W; Oster N T; Kramer M J; Anderson I E; McCallum R W . 2011. Studies of microstructure and magnetic properties in sintered mixed rare earth (MRE) -Fe-B magnets (MRE = Nd plus La plus Dy). Journal of Applied Physics. 109:07a704. abstract
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Wei X; Le Roy D; Skomski R; Li X Z; Sun Z; Shield J E; Kramer M J; Sellmyer D J . 2011. Structure and magnetism of MnAu nanoclusters. Journal of Applied Physics. 109:07b523. abstract
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Sheng H W; Kramer M J; Cadien A; Fujita T; Chen M W . 2011. Highly optimized embedded-atom-method potentials for fourteen fcc metals. Physical Review B. 83:134118. abstract
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Ran S; Bud'ko S L; Pratt D K; Kreyssig A; Kim M G; Kramer M J; Ryan D H; Rowan-Weetaluktuk W N; Furukawa Y; Roy B; Goldman A I; Canfield P C . 2011. Stabilization of an ambient-pressure collapsed tetragonal phase in CaFe(2)As(2) and tuning of the orthorhombic-antiferromagnetic transition temperature by over 70 K via control of nanoscale precipitates. Physical Review B. 83:144517. abstract
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Rong C B; Zhang Y; Kramer M J; Liu J P . 2011. Correlation between microstructure and first-order magnetization reversal in the SmCo5/alpha-Fe nanocomposite magnets. Physics Letters A. 375:1329-1332. abstract
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Wessels V; Gangopadhyay A K; Sahu K K; Hyers R W; Canepari S M; Rogers J R; Kramer M J; Goldman A I; Robinson D; Lee J W; Morris J R; Kelton K F . 2011. Rapid chemical and topological ordering in supercooled liquid Cu46Zr54. Physical Review B. 83:094116. abstract
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Shand P M; Schmitter D C; Rojas G; Shield J E; Goertzen J; Meyer A L; Pekarek T M; Kramer M J; Leslie-Pelecky D L . 2011. Correlating structure with ferromagnetism in melt-spun Gd100-xFex. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 509:3000-3005. abstract
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Srirangam P; Kramer M J; Shankar S . 2011. Effect of strontium on liquid structure of Al-Si hypoeutectic alloys using high-energy X-ray diffraction. Acta Materialia. 59:503-513. abstract
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Kalay Y E; Yeager C; Chumbley L S; Kramer M J; Anderson I E . 2010. Initial crystallization in a nanostructured Al-Sm rare earth alloy. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 356:1416-1424. abstract
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Kramer M J; Mendelev M I; Napolitano R E . 2010. In Situ Observation of Antisite Defect Formation during Crystal Growth. Physical Review Letters. 105:245501. abstract
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