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Feedstock and Heterogeneous Structure for Tough Rare Earth Permanent Magnets and Production Process Thereof
Summary: Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a method for producing rare earth permanent magnets (REPMs) that reduces their susceptibility to breakage. The process involves unitizing a bimodal or multimodal size distribution of powders in isostatic pressing, which minimizes crack propagation along the grain boundari...
Published: 2/21/2018
Category(s): Ames Laboratory, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials
Additive manufacturing of chemically active materials
Summary: ISU researchers in conjunction with Ames Laboratory have developed a method that can 3D print chemically active materials for catalytic applications. Description: Iowa State University researchers in conjunction with Ames Laboratory have made several advances in additive manufacturing (3D printing) devices that now allow for control of ch...
Published: 1/24/2018
Category(s): Ames Laboratory, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials, Research Tools & Design Tools
Alignment Promoted in Heat Treatable Magnets Through Application of External Applied Magnetic Field at the Start of Binder-Assisted Molding
Summary: Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a method to produce sintered, final-shape magnets with high density and aligned microstructure. The resulting permanent magnets feature higher energy product and improved remanence versus standard processing, with improved performance in motors and generators. Descripti...
Published: 11/20/2017
Category(s): Ames Laboratory, Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Materials
Method for Synthesizing Magnet Alloys via Thermal Spray Using Recycled Material
Summary: Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a method to recycle rare earth elements (REE) waste from magnet processing as well as REE from end-of-life magnets using a very simple and economical process. The process involves creating new magnetic material through a thermal spray technique, resulting in magnets with...
Published: 9/1/2017
Category(s): Ames Laboratory, Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials
Aluminum-Alkaline Metal-Metal Composite Conductor
Summary: Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a high strength, lightweight aluminum wire for high-voltage power transmission with reduced electrical resistance for overhead electrical lines. Description: High-voltage electric power transmission cables based on pure aluminum strands with a stranded steel core (ACSR) ...
Published: 5/24/2017
Category(s): Ames Laboratory, Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Materials
Preparation of mixed metal chalcogenides by mechanochemical processsing and exfoliation
Summary: ISU and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a method for easily creating interlayer solid solutions of mixed metal chalcogenides. Description: Mixed metal chalcogenides have numerous applications as oil lubricant additives, photocatalysts, battery materials, super-capacitor electrodes thermoelectric materials, hydrogen storage mate...
Published: 5/24/2017
Category(s): Materials, Ames Laboratory
Modular Unit for Thermal Conductivity Measurements in Multiple Cryogenic/Magnetic Field Environments
Summary: Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a modular sample stage and thermal conductivity measurement device that is compatible with a variety of cryogenic and magnetic field apparatus. This modular device allows for easy switching between apparatus to perform a variety of measurements without sample or thermome...
Published: 2/16/2017
Category(s): Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials, Research Tools & Design Tools, Ames Laboratory
Functionalization of Ceria with Phosphate for Catalytic Application
Summary: ISU and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a catalyst functionalized with phosphate that allows for several catalytic processes to occur simultaneously. Stage1.png Description: Ceria (CeO2) catalysts have been a useful solid phase catalyst that has seen an increase in industrial use recently due to its convenient and tunable redo...
Published: 1/10/2017
Category(s): Ames Laboratory, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials
Acid-Free Dissolution and Separation of Rare-earth Metals
Summary: ISU and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a method to effectively recycle rare earth elements through simple REDOX reactions allowing for aqueous processing. This replaces the need for dangerous and environmentally unfriendly acids. Stage2.png Development Stage: Description: Rare earth elements (REE) have seen a sharp increase i...
Published: 12/16/2016
Category(s): Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Materials, Ames Laboratory
Development of Enhanced AlNiCo Magnets
Summary: ISU and Ames Lab researchers have developed a method for producing AlNiCo magnets that employs the substitution of less expensive materials for cobalt in the AlNiCo alloy. Description: AlNiCo magnets account for a little more than four thousand metric tons of material with a market value of $280mn. AlNiCo magnets are often used as a repla...
Published: 5/26/2016
Category(s): Ames Laboratory, Materials
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