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An international team of researchers, led by Pat Thiel, senior chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, has discovered a new type of structural anomaly, or defect, that can appear in quasicrystals, a unique material with some crystal-like properties but a more complex structure.
Dan Shechtman, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, returned to Ames from Israel on Feb. 14 for the first time since the award was announced in early October. Shechtman, an Ames Lab researcher, held a news conference and photo session at The Ames Laboratory and later met with students during a reception in his honor at the ISU Memorial Union.
The Ames Laboratory wants to congratulate Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies, Inc. (IPAT), as one of the three winners of "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" Challenge. The Iowa based start up company entered into an option to license technology developed at the Ames Laboratory for titanium powder production, under the ANTEI program.
Secretary Chu announces the second round of "America's Next Top Energy Innovator".
Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies was announced by U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu as one of the top three startup companies â€“ based on a public vote and an expert review â€“ in the â€œAmericaâ€™s Next Top Energy Innovatorâ€ challenge. The Nevada, Iowa based company is using technology developed at the DOE's Ames Laboratory to efficiently produce a variety products using titanium powder.