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  • 10/08/2015

    General Electric (GE), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have created new kinds of fluorescent lighting phosphors that use far less rare-earth elements than current technology. Rare-earth elements are hard to come by.

  • 08/05/2015

    Laser Focus World senior editor Gail Overton wrote a story on angled-resolved photo-emission spectroscopy (ARPES) developed by Ames Laboratory physicist Adam Kaminski. 

  • 07/13/2015

    Ames Tribune staff writer Julie Ferrell talked recently with Ames Laboratory researcher Ikenna Nlebedim about his work in recycling rare-earth magnet waste. The project, funded by the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Energy Innovation Hub headquartered at Ames Laboratory, successfully used magnet scrap collected from the factory floor to create new magnets. The story appeared in the Sunday, July 12 edition.

  • 06/18/2015

    Aljazeera America recently did a story on the demand and scarcity of rare-earth metals and spoke to Ames Laboratory scientist and Critical Materials Institute Director Alex King. The video also features stock footage from Ames Laboratory on rare earth recycling efforts underway as part of CMI research to reduce dependence on rare earths and diversify supplies.

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  • 05/07/2015

    In a May 6 article, Forbes contributor Hillary Brueck writes about the race to develop magnetic refrigeration and interviewed Ames Laboratory scientist Vitalij Pecharsky. Pecharsky was part of a group of research scientists and refrigeration experts who came together at a workshop last week to assess the research field and try to figure out the next steps that will bring the tech to market.