PhysOrg picked up the news release on a discovery by Ames Lab researchers of a new family quasicrystals. The discovery has been published online by the journal Nature Materials in an article, â€œA family of binary magnetic icosahedral quasicrystals based on rare earth and cadmium.â€
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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered a new family of rare-earth quasicrystals using an algorithm they developed to help pinpoint them. Their research resulted in finding the only known magnetic rare earth icosahedral binary quasicrystals, now providing a â€œmatched setâ€ of magnetic quasicrystals and their closely related periodic cousins.
Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Ames Laboratory have discovered surprising changes in electrical resistivity in iron-based superconductors. The findings, reported in Nature Communications, offer further evidence that magnetism and superconductivity are closely related in this class of novel superconductors.
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