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  • 02/16/2018

    MEDIA ADVISORY -- Feb. 16, 2018

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Laboratories are among the most innovative places on the planet.

    Forged in the fires of World War II, they have become wellsprings of discovery and innovation that have made – and continue to make – a profound and positive impact on the lives of millions. Partnering with industry and academia, the National Laboratories continue to drive fundamental research, innovation and commercialization, advancing U.S. leadership and unleashing American energy, ingenuity and genius.

  • 02/12/2018

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a state of magnetism that may be the missing link to understanding the relationship between magnetism and unconventional superconductivity. The research, recently published in npj Nature Quantum Materials, provides tantalizing new possibilities for attaining superconducting states in iron-based materials.

  • 01/22/2018

    Contacts:                                                                                                                        For Release: Jan. 22, 2018
    Alex King, Director, Critical Materials Institute, (515) 296-4500

  • 01/16/2018

    Some of the brightest high school students from across Iowa will travel to Ames on January 27 to compete in the 28th Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl. Forty teams of students will compete to answer questions about biology, chemistry, earth and space science, energy, mathematics, and physics in the day-long, quiz-bowl format competition. 

  • 12/21/2017

    A research team led by a scientist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has demonstrated for the first time that the magnetic fields of bacterial cells and magnetic nano-objects in liquid can be studied at high resolution using electron microscopy.  This proof-of-principle capability allows first-hand observation of liquid environment phenomena, and has the potential to vastly increase knowledge in a number of scientific fields, including many areas of physics, nanotechnology, biofuels conversion, biomedical engineering, catalysis, batteries and pharmacology.