Tools for ligand design now more powerful
CMI research improves tools for ligand design
CMI researchers develop high-performance, critical-element-free permanent magnets
CMI researchers create the 15 MGOe gap magnet without critical rare earths
Successful manufacturing demonstration of the production of Al-Ce alloy using direct reduction of commercial-grade cerium carbonate and oxide
A broad diffraction component observed in electron diffraction of graphene reveals the degree of structural perfection. The broadening is due to electron confinement within the graphene layer, with single layer precision over the mesoscale.
Above a critical pressure associated with the onset of magnetic order, superconducting and magnetic fluctuations exist over a wide temperature range above their respective bulk transition temperatures. Superconductivity in FeSe under pressure is bulk and competes with magnetism; measurements reveal fluctuations of superconductivity and magnetism likely due to their competing nature similar to other high-Tc superconductors.
The microstructure of poly(cyclosilane) was determined by 29Si solid-state NMR spectroscopy and density-functional theory calculations. The NMR and DFT calculation structure determination protocol will be useful to resolve the molecular structure of silicon-based materials, enabling structure-function relationships to be established.
Van der Waals (vdW) materials are versatile systems for the study of magnetism in low dimensions. Motivated by the potential tunability of the new vdW ferromagnet VI3, a microscopic and thermodynamic study on bulk single crystals were performed under hydrostatic pressure using new techniques developed at Ames Laboratory.
By mixing precipitated nanoparticles (NP) with boron nitride (BN) a 9-fold improvement in DNP NMR sensitivity was realized compared to established DNP protocols. This new protocol enables challenging 2D NMR experiments that reveal the structure and connectivity of atoms in a variety of semiconductor NP systems.