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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.

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