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What: 13th Annual Ames Laboratory Regional Middle School Science Bowl. One of 50 regionals, the Ames Laboratory Middle School Science Bowl is a day-long quiz-bowl team competition with questions about Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, Energy, Mathematics and General Science. The winning team will represent the regional at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl®, April 28-May 2, 2016 in Washington D.C.
For the first time researchers have found a way to study highly-dispersed metal nanoparticles and their reactions using dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) surface-enhanced nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (SENS). Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a researcher’s equivalent to a physician’s MRI, only in this case the patient is not a person but a material. Now researchers have demonstrated new DNP-based measurements that extend solid-state NMR well beyond its current capabilities and into the realm of probing noble metal nanoparticles. The characterization of metal nano
Research by Rana Biswas and Akshit Peer was the focus of an article by Stewart Wills of Optics and Photonics News. The researchers have demonstrated a technique for achieving extraordinary optical transmission, with modeled electric-field enhancements as high as a hundredfold, using a continuous film of gold on a corrugated, “nanocupped” substrate (Nanoscale, doi:10.1039/c5nr07903a).
The Sensitive Instrument Facility will be hosting a training workshop in May to showcase our state-of-the-art instrumentation suite and we'd like to hear from you!
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Ames Laboratory scientist Mark Gordon has been awarded a 2016 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment, or INCITE grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. The program was created as a primary means for scientists to access the DOE’s supercomputers at Argonne and Oak Ridge national laboratories. The award made to Gordon includes 200 million processor hours of computing time on the IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory.
Congratulations to Ames Laboratory associate Jean-Philippe Tessonnier and his Iowa State University colleague Zengyi Shao, who are on the cover of Angewandte Chemie! Their hybrid catalysis process efficiently converts sugar into a new type of nylon.