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Doping Co2ZnO4 with nickel (Ni)November 2011Science Highlights

Holes Are a Positive Thing: Designing Conductors for Solar Photovoltaics

Predicted by theory, and confirmed by experiments, novel materials are being discovered to improve photovoltaic efficiency. Read More »

Hierarchically porous electrode made of self-assembled functionalized graphene sheets.October 2011Science Highlights

Graphene-based Electrode Leads to Highest Capacity Lithium-Air Batteries

New approach to molecular self-assembly produces porous, thin films of carbon (aka graphene), enabling high-capacity electrodes for lithium-air batteries. Read More »

Molten droplet of Ames Lab lead free solder, an alloy of tin, silver, and copperApril 2011Science Highlights

A Revolutionary Advance in Solders – the “Glue” for Electronic Components

Ames Laboratory invented a non-toxic, “lead-free” solder that is now used to manufacture electronic components worldwide. Read More »

Anti-nuetrons and anti-protons formed in very high energy collisions at RHIC are observed to combine to form anti-alpha particles.April 2011Science Highlights

Anti-Alpha Particles Observed for the First Time

Observation of these particles in cosmic rays with space based detectors would imply large amounts of anti-matter somewhere in the universe. Read More »

Computational modeling of uranium oxide ions with aluminum oxideFebruary 2011Science Highlights

Modeling How Uranium Sticks to Soils

Understanding the interaction of uranium in soils may lead to new ways to clean-up contaminated ground. Read More »

From left to right: (a) T300 catalyst developed by Ames Laboratory researchers, (b) scanning and (c) transmission electron microscopy images of catalytic nanoparticles.July 2010Science Highlights

A Better Way to Make Biodiesel Fuel

New, non-toxic catalysts have been commercialized and may lower production cost for biodiesel. Read More »

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists developed a coating process to make sponge-like silica latch onto toxic metals, like mercuryJune 2009Science Highlights

Terminating Toxic Metals in the Environment

Understanding ceramic chemistry leads the way to a new remediation technology Read More »

Tuning the order parameters in layered, triple junction solar cells leads to greatly enhanced cell efficiencies.June 2008Science Highlights

A Multilayer Path to Efficient Solar Cells

Researchers reveal that the secret is controlling the ordering of the atoms. Read More »

A transmission electron micrograph of a grain boundary junction and associated defects following superplastic forming.September 2001Science Highlights

Super Stretchy Metal Reduces Vehicle Weight

New understanding of how to form metals leads to improved materials and manufacturing advances for lightweight aluminum car parts. Read More »

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