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Biomass Magazine carried a news story on the work by a collaborative team of scientists at the Ames Laboratory's Division of Chemical and Biological Science into study of nanospheres as catalysts in improved processes for refining biofuels and producing other chemicals. The story was the result of a news release on the research.
Listed below are the teams that will be competing in the 2013 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Science Bowl:
- North Fayette (West Union)
- Central Lee (Donnellson)
- Southeast Webster Grant (Burnside)
- Stilwell (W. Des Moines)
- St. Albert (Council Bluffs)
- South Hamilton (Jewell)
- Central Academy (Des Moines)
- Home Schools of E. Iowa (Walker)
- Pella Christian
- Maple Valley Anthon Oto
Listed below are teams that will be competing in the 2013 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl as of Oct. 17, 2012:
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s (DOE) Ames Laboratory are learning more about how nano-scale catalytic systems work, and their research could be the key to improved processes for refining biofuels and producing other chemicals.
Thomas Lograsso has been named Interim Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Ames Laboratory. The appointment is for one year. Lograsso replaces Bruce Harmon, who stepped down from the position of Ames Laboratory Deputy Director on September 1 to return to research and teaching at Ames Lab and Iowa State University.
Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies, a start-up company based on technology developed at the Department of Energyâ€™s Ames Laboratory, has won the 2012 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition. The competition honors top business plans of companies in business for four years or less, with an aim of stimulating business development. The prize includes $25,000 in seed money.
The physical properties and performance of materials depends on their structure as much as their composition. For example, a relatively minor change in interface chemistry improves the power efficiency of a prototype PbS quantum dot-based solar cell by an order of magnitude.
Despite this premise and the remarkable advances in materials processing and chemistry, we still cannot design and manufacture materials with a monodisperse and controllable micro- and nano-structure in a way that is scalable, versatile, inexpensive and practical.
Development for Sn-Ag-Cu (SAC) Pb-free Solders for Broad Application and High Reliability in â€œGreenâ€ Electronic Assembly