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Inquiry 2012, Issue 1

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Inquiry 2012Issue 1

Materials and Manufacturing

This issue of Inquiry focuses on the vital link between materials and manufacturing. The Ames Laboratory is among the research centers that are the most consistently successful in the world at bringing advanced basic science together with manufacturing applications in the realm of materials. This kind of success in technology transfer requires many skills and capabilities, but the first of these is world-leading fundamental research.

In this issue, we hold a panel discussion with several industrial partners and get their perspective on how they are able to tap into the materials expertise of the Ames Laboratory to help develop new materials for new products and improve production techniques and processes. We highlight some of the success stories of Ames Laboratory developed materials, technologies, and materials processing techniques that have been transferred from the laboratory to the private sector. You'll also find a story on the resurgence of rare-earth expertise as Ames Laboratory helps educate the next generation of researchers who will work with these vitally important materials. We're also working to recycle rare earths from magnetic scrap.

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Image Productive Partnerships  Rare-earth Recycling Image
Image Success Stories  Rare Earths Make
a "Class" Comeback
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Image New Kid on the Block   Short Circuiting
the Edisonian Approach
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Image Partnering for Progress   

Inquiry is a biannual science magazine highlighting research at Ames laboratory. Below you'll find links to the individual articles. To download a pdf version of the complete issue, click here or on the cover image.

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

Inquiry Editor
Ames Laboratory
111 TASF
Ames, IA 50011-3020
(515) 294-9557
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ibson@ameslab.gov