Ames Laboratory

Nanoscale materials grow with the flow (Videos)

Imagine unloading a pile of bricks onto the ground and watching the bricks assemble themselves into a level, straight wall in only a few minutes. While merely a fantasy for builders in the everyday world, ...

Feb 12, 2009
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Nanocoatings boost industrial energy efficiency

Friction is the bane of any machine. When moving parts are subject to friction, it takes more energy to move them, the machine doesn't operate as efficiently, and the parts have a tendency to wear out over ...

Nov 18, 2008
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A 'supra' new kind of froth

To see the latest science of type-I superconductors, look no further than the froth on a morning cup of cappuccino. A team of U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory physicists and collaborating students ...

Jun 05, 2008
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