To better understand how plant roots interact with soil at a molecular level, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, have developed a model instrument that will enable scientists to look at the biological interactions in the rhizosphere -- a narrow zone around roots of intense microbial activity-- in real time, in the field-- a capability that doesn’t currently exist.
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Getting to the root of the mystery: New research project could tell us how plants “talk” to microbes in soil03/25/2019
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed a method to accurately measure the “exact edge” or onset at which a magnetic field enters a superconducting material. The knowledge of this threshold— called the lower critical field— plays a crucial role in untangling the difficulties that have prevented the broader use of superconductivity in new technologies.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a means of controlling the surface conductivity of a three-dimensional (3D) topological insulator, a type of material that has potential applications in spintronic devices and quantum computing.
AMES, Iowa -- Middle school students from across Iowa will gather in Ames on Feb. 16 to compete in the 2019 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Middle School Science Bowl. Thirty-two 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.