The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has developed a near ultra-violet and all-organic light emitting diode (OLED) that can be used as an on-chip photosensor. It’s a first in a rather specialized field of research to capture and manipulate light near the invisible end of the spectrum, around 400 nm in wavelength.
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute has announced two new industry members: Eck Industries, Inc., and United Technologies Research Center.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 10, 2015—The Critical Materials Institute is celebrating its first commercial licensing agreement, a single-step technology to recover rare earth elements from scrap magnets.
The membrane solvent extraction system was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, partner facilities of CMI.
A new recycling method developed by scientists at the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, recovers valuable rare-earth magnetic material from manufacturing waste and creates useful magnets out of it. Efficient waste-recovery methods for rare-earth metals are one way to reduce demand for these limited mined resources.
Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have created a new magnetic alloy—a potential replacement for high-performance permanent magnets found in automobile engines and wind turbines--eliminates the use of one of the scarcest and costliest rare earth elements, dysprosium, and instead uses cerium, the most abundant rare earth.