ImageThe Ames Lab's basic science & Technology

Fundamental scientific research underpins all technological innovation.  The Ames Laboratory excels in four broad areas of basic research, which support each other and underpin our more applied projects.  These are the cornerstones of research and development at the Ames Laboratory.

Materials synthesis and design - CRISPr    
Center for Rational and Innovative Synthesis and Processing

Materials characterization - CĀM-2C    
Chemical and Advanced Materials Characterization Center

Chemistry & surface science - SuCCESS    
Surface- and Chemical-sciences Center for Energy ScienceS

Theory, computation and experiments - iCOMPUTE    
Integrated Center for Computational Chemistry, Materials, and Physics - Unifying Theory and