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Ames Lab plays prominent role in 13th International Workshop on Vortex Matter in Superconductors

Image Ames Laboratory played a prominent role in the 13th International Workshop on Vortex Matter in Superconductors, held ealier this month in Chicago. Ames Lab was one of the sponsors, senior physicist Ruslan Prozorov was on of the co-organizers and physicists Vladimir Kogan and John Clem were recognized for their contributions to the field.

Canfield a guest editor for MRS Bulletin Superconductivity issue

Ames Laboratory senior physicist Paul Canfield was a guest editor for the August issue of the Materials Research Society (MRS) Bulletin that was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity. Canfield, and co-editor David Larbalestier, assembed the authors for the issue, guided the writing and co-authored the introduction and overview to the issue. Image

Ames Lab spinoff company tabbed for America’s Next Top Energy Innovator challenge

Image The Ames Laboratory and Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies have joined forces in DOE’s America’s Next Top Energy Innovator challenge, a  program that gives start-up companies the opportunity to sign an option to license technologies created by national laboratories at reduced costs. The company plans to use the Ames Lab materials processing technologies to make fine spherical titanium powder for use in military, biomedical and aerospace applications.

Lab's document control process revised

Recently, laboratory management approved a significant revision to our document control process. The Document Control Program Plan is the result of the efforts of a process improvement team of several laboratory staff. It defines the various types of documents created at the laboratory, and sets forth requirements and procedures for developing, reviewing, and approving documents.

Canfield a guest editor for MRS Bulletin Superconductivity issue

Ames Laboratory senior physicist Paul Canfield was a guest editor for the August issue of the Materials Research Society (MRS) Bulletin that was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity. Canfield, and co-editor David Larbalestier, assembed the authors for the issue, guided the writing and co-authored the introduction and overview to the issue.

Ames Laboratory partners with Iowa start up to help create jobs under DOE's America's Next Top Energy Innovator challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies have joined forces in DOE's America's Next Top Energy Innovator challenge to create jobs in Iowa. The program gives start-up companies the opportunity to sign an option to license technologies created by national laboratories at reduced costs. 

NOVA films "Elements" segment at Ames Lab

If you noticed some strangers wandering around the Lab on July 15, it may have been part of the video crew for the PBS NOVA series. Following on the heels of the successful "Making Stuff" series, NOVA is producing a new series on the elements of the periodic table. Making Stuff host and New York Times columnist David Pogue worked with a number of Ames Lab scientists to explain the rare earths for the series. Image

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