|Ames Lab physicist Alex Travesset published an article in the Oct. 14 issue of the journal Science that points to new processes that allow nanoparticles to assemble themselves into designer materials could solve some of today's technology challenges.|
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|Ames Lab employees will have another opportunity to meet with a TIAA-CREF financial consultant on Monday, Nov. 7. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1 or call (866) 843-5640, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.|
|While some Ames Lab employees dressed up for Halloween, they also had a chance to dress up a cookie with a variety of frosting, sprinkles and candy. So who won the cookie contest? You'll have to go to the story to find out!|
|The Laboratory is collecting mixed paper for recycling. Please bring your unwanted mixed paper (calendars, manuals, catalogs, etc.) to the Ames Laboratory Storeroom or 118 Wilhelm Hall. Collection is from November 14 - 18, 2011.|
|Hazmat response teams from the Ames Fire Department and Ames Lab staff had the opportunity to test their skills during three days of drills earlier this month. A team from each of AFD's three shifts responded to a mock chemical spill situation in Metals Development.|
|People typically go on vacation to get away from their jobs, but, for Audrey Hohanshelt, thereâ€™s no break in her life-saving duties as a nurse. On a recent cruise through the Bahamas to celebrate her 30th wedding anniversary, Hohanshelt, a registered nurse in Occupational Medicine, resuscitated a fellow passenger.|
|On October 5, Ames Laboratory scientist Danny Shechtman was selected for 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals. The award is the ultimate vindication for Shechtman who was widely criticized for his proposed five-fold symmetry model of a crystal, which went against all known rules for crystal structure at the time.|
Ames Laboratory technology is being developed commercially by two former graduate research assistants who hope to make Iowa the source for titanium powder used for manufacturing a variety of products from aerospace components to medical implants. In this Innovation article, Joel Rieken and Andy Heidloff talk about their training at Ames Laboratory and how they hope to commercialize titanium processing through their startup company, Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies.
New processes that allow nanoparticles to assemble themselves into designer materials could solve some of today's technology challenges, Alex Travesset of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory reports in the Oct. 14 issue of the journal Science.
Go to the Science article or read the ISU News Service news release Iowa State, Ames Lab physicist says nanoparticle assembly is like building with LEGOs.
The Nobel Foundation has named Dan Shechtman of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University and Israel's Technion winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.