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  • This historical film footage, originally produced in the early 1950s as part of a series by WOI-TV, shows atomic research at Ames Laboratory. The work was conducted in a special area of the Laboratory known as the "Hot Canyon."

  • Ames Laboratory Director Alex King delivered the annual State of the Lab address on Thursday, May 17. This video presents highlights from the address.

  • A Nevada-based start-up company that's commercializing technology developed at Ames Lab is one of 14 companies in the Department of Energy's "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" contest.  The contest is detailed in a DOE news release and the winner will be determined by online voting.

     Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies (IPAT) is using gas atomization technology developed at Ames Laboratory to make titanium powder with processes that are ten times more efficient than traditional powder-making methods significantly lowering the cost of the powder to manufacturers. The powder form of titanium is easier to work with than having to cast the metal where manufacturers melt and pour liquid metal into molds particularly given titanium’s tendency to react with the materials used to form molds. Titanium’s strength, light weight, biocompatibility and resistance to corrosion make it ideal for use in a variety of parts  from components for artificial limbs --  like those used by wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan --  to military vehicle components, biomedical implants, aerospace  fasteners and chemical plant valves.

    The company is run by two young Ames Lab post-doc research associates -- Joel Rieken and Andrew Heidloff -- who are mentored by Ames Lab's Iver Anderson. It was Anderson originally developed the atomization technology.

    To vote for IPAT, go to the "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" site and click the "Like" button next to IPAT.

  • Pat Thiel, Ames Laboratory senior scientist and Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, was invited to be a guest at the ceremony on December 10th, in Stockholm, Sweden, where Danny Shechtman, Ames Laboratory scientist, received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Following her return to the Lab, Thiel shared some of her recollections of the momentous event.

  • Trishelle Copeland-Johnson, a former CCI and SULI student at Ames Laboratory is featured in a video by the University of South Florida, where she is majoring in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. In the video, she discusses her summer internships at the Ames Laboratory.