Inquiry 2008, Issue 2

Welcome to 
Inquiry 2008Issue 2

This issue of Inquiry focuses on advancements in superconductivity and new materials research. 

Inquiry is a biannual science magazine highlighting research at Ames laboratory. Below you'll find links to pdf versions of the individual articles.

For additional information about the Ames Laboratory or any of the topics covered in this publication, please contact:

Inquiry Editor
Ames Laboratory
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Tracing the Image of Superconductivity

Tracing the Image of Superconductivity Ames Lab

SULI intern explores the science behind superconducting froths. (Go to Article)

 Boron Aluminuim Magnesium

Nano, Tough, and Super Slick

A naoscale aluminum-magnesium-boride coating cuts friction and boosts industrial efficiency

(Go to Article)

 Filtering Out the Noise

Filtering Out the Noise

3-D photonic crystals help clear up fiber optic data transmission (Go to Article)

 Spinning Towards Reality

Spinning Towards Reality

Anes Laboratory teams up with The University of California, Santa Barbara and Microsoft Station Q to learn how quantum-mechanical states break down. 

(Go to Article)

 Garbage In, Ethanol Out

"Garbage In, Ethanol Out"

A new catalyst and an old technology combine to turn waste in biofuel.  (Go to Article)

 A New Spin on Superconductivity

A New Spin on Superconductivity

Using a new tool at the Spallation Neutron Source, reasearchers probe iron-arnsenide materials.

(Go to Article)

 Director's Letter

 Director's Letter

(Go To Article)