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A team of experimentalists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and theoreticians at University of Alabama Birmingham discovered a remarkably long-lived new state of matter in an iron pnictide superconductor, which reveals a laser-induced formation of collective behaviors that compete with superconductivity.
Ames, IA – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released Ames Laboratory’s Performance Evaluation Report Card for FY 2018, and the results show the Laboratory continues to exceed expectations in a majority of the key performance areas measured.
Ames Laboratory associate scientist Federico Zahariev has been awarded 40 million computational hours by the National Energy Research Scientific computing Center, a DOE Office of Science User Facility located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif.
Contacts: For Release: Dec. 11, 2018