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Ames Lab researchers see rare-earth-like magnetic properties in iron

Image Ames Laboratory scientists have observed magnetic properties typically associated with those observed in rare-earth elements in iron.  These properties are observed in a new iron based compound that does not contain rare earth elements, when the iron atom is positioned between two nitrogen atoms. The discovery opens the possibility of using iron to provide both the magnetism and permanence in high-strength permanent magnets, like those used in direct-drive wind turbines or electric motors in hybrid cars.

Ames Lab researchers see rare-earth-like magnetic properties in iron

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have observed magnetic properties typically associated with those observed in rare-earth elements in iron.  These properties are observed in a new iron based compound that does not contain rare earth elements, when the iron atom is positioned between two nitrogen atoms. The discovery opens the possibility of using iron to provide both the magnetism and permanence in high-strength permanent magnets, like those used in direct-drive wind turbines or electric motors in hybrid cars.

Schwartz named director of U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory

Adam Schwartz has been named director of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory operated by Iowa State University. Schwartz currently serves as division leader of the Condensed Matter and Materials Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and also coordinates LLNL’s projects for the Critical Materials Institute, a $120 million DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory. He will begin his duties in Ames on June 2, 2014.

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