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Lead-free solder becomes top earner for Ames, ISU

On Jan. 5, R&D Magazine carried the Ames Lab press release announcing that lead-free solder had taken over the top spot in the amount of royalty revenue generated by a technology developed at Ames Laboratory.

The environmentally-friendly solder was the first cost-effective, broadly useable alternative to tin-lead solder, a toxic but necessary ingredient in a range of popular—and proliferating—consumer electronics.

Lead-free solder becomes top income-generating technology in Ames Lab and ISU history

Image Fifteen years ago, an environmentally-friendly solder developed by the Ames Laboratory made history as the first cost-effective lead-free solder. Now this tin-silver-copper alloy invented by a research team headed by Ames Lab senior metallurgist Iver Anderson, has made history for a second time, becoming  the top royalty income-generating technology in the history of both Ames Lab and Iowa State University.

Lead-free solder becomes top income-generating technology in Ames Lab and ISU history

Fifteen years ago, an environmentally-friendly solder developed by the U.S Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory made history as the first cost-effective lead-free solder. Now this tin-silver-copper alloy invented by a research team headed by Ames Lab senior metallurgist Iver Anderson, has made history for a second time, becoming  the top royalty income-generating technology in the history of both Ames Lab and Iowa State University.

Gschneidner testifies at Congressional critical materials hearing

Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Karl Gschneidner Jr. was one of several invited presenters testifying before the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment on Dec. 7. The hearing, entitled "Critical Materials Shortages: Opportunities for Competitive Innovation," was arranged through the American Chemical Society and was hosted by Sen. Mark Udall. Image

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