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Atomic tomography image showing precipitates in an aluminum alloy.12.01.11Science Highlight

New Aluminum Alloys for Energy-Efficient Transportation

High resolution imaging of atomic structure results in improved design of aluminum alloys. Read More »

Hierarchically porous electrode made of self-assembled functionalized graphene sheets.10.01.11Science Highlight

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 copper04.01.11Science Highlight

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 »

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists developed a coating process to make sponge-like silica latch onto toxic metals, like mercury06.01.09Science Highlight

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.06.01.08Science Highlight

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.09.01.01Science Highlight

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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