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  • 03/21/2017

    Despite a surge in solar cell R&D in recent years involving emerging materials such as organics and perovskites, the solar cell industry continues to favor inorganic crystalline silicon photovoltaics.

  • 03/09/2017

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has successfully created the first pure, single-crystal sample of a new iron arsenide superconductor, CaKFe4As4, and studies of this material have called into question some long-standing theoretical models of superconductivity.

  • 03/03/2017

    WASHINGTON – Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was sworn in on March 2, 2017, as the 14th Secretary of the United States Department of Energy.

  • 02/28/2017

    Contacts:                                                                                  For release: Feb. 27, 2017
    Steve Karsjen, Ames Laboratory, 515-294-5643

  • 02/16/2017

    Middle school students from across Iowa will gather in Ames on Feb. 25 to compete in the 2017 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Middle School Science Bowl. Twenty-four 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.