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; Oster N T; Dennis K W; Kramer M J; Anderson I E; McCallum R W . 2010. Improved energy product in grained aligned and sintered MRE2Fe14B magnets (MRE=Y plus Dy plus Nd). Journal of Applied Physics. 107:09a728. abstract
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Mendeleva M I; Kramer M J . 2010. Reliability of methods of computer simulation of structure of amorphous alloys. Journal of Applied Physics. 107:073505. abstract
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Rong C B; Zhang Y; Poudyal N; Xiong X Y; Kramer M J; Liu J P . 2010. Fabrication of bulk nanocomposite magnets via severe plastic deformation and warm compaction. Applied Physics Letters. 96:102513. abstract
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Patterson M M; Cochran A; Ferina J; Rui X; Zimmerman T A; Sun Z; Kramer M J; Sellmyer D J; Shield J E . 2010. Early stages of direct L1(0) FePt nanocluster formation: The effects of plasma characteristics. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B. 28:273-276. abstract
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Hao S G; Wang C Z; Kramer M J; Ho K M . 2010. Microscopic origin of slow dynamics at the good glass forming composition range in Zr1-xCux metallic liquids. Journal of Applied Physics. 107:053511. abstract
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Huang L; Wang C Z; Hao S G; Kramer M J; Ho K M . 2010. Short- and medium-range order in amorphous Zr2Ni metallic alloy. Physical Review B. 81:094118. abstract
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Ray P K; Akinc M; Kramer M J . 2010. Applications of an extended Miedema's model for ternary alloys. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 489:357-361. abstract
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Shin K Y; Ru N; Fisher I R; Condron C L; Toney M F; Wu Y Q; Kramer M J . 2010. Observation of two separate charge density wave transitions in Gd2Te5 via transmission electron microscopy and high-resolution X-ray diffraction. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 489:332-335. abstract
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Huang L; Wang C Z; Hao S G; Kramer M J; Ho K M . 2010. Atomic size and chemical effects on the local order of Zr2M (M=Co, Ni, Cu, and Ag) binary liquids. Physical Review B. 81:014108. abstract
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Xu M; Ye Y Y; Morris J R; Sordelet D J; Kramer M J . 2010. In situ observation of thermal expansion of tetragonal C11b phase in Zr2Cu(1-x)Pdx alloys. Intermetallics. 18:8-13. abstract
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