New nanofiber marks important step in next generation battery development

One of the keys to building electric cars that can travel longer distances and to powering more homes with renewable energy is developing efficient and highly capable energy storage systems.

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OnMarch 16, 2017, posted in: Latest News by

New synchrotron powder diffraction facility for long running experiments

Synchrotron beamlines and their instruments are built to harness the photon beam power of synchrotron radiation (SR), which has special properties — ideally suited to providing detailed and accurate structural information that is difficult to obtain from conventional sources. The common modus operandi for such facilities is that users are allocated a short duration of beamtime, typically a few hours to a few days, in which to perform their experiments.

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OnMarch 8, 2017, posted in: Latest News by

The Making of Metal Powder – Everything You Need to Know about It

Are you interested to discover how metal powders are produced? There are various processes used in the powder production, but first, let’s take a quick look at what powdered metal actually is.

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OnFebruary 21, 2017, posted in: Latest News by

Harnessing the energy of fireworks for fuel

The world relies heavily on gasoline and other hydrocarbons to power its cars and trucks. In search of an alternative fuel type, some researchers are turning to the stuff of fireworks and explosives: metal powders. And now one team is reporting a method to produce a metal nanopowder fuel with high energy content that is stable in air and doesn’t go boom until ignited. Their study appears in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels.

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OnFebruary 6, 2017, posted in: Latest News by

Perfect powder: Laboratory perfects metal powders for manufacturing

Iver Anderson and Emma White, metallurgists at Ames Laboratory, like to show off samples of metal powders encapsulated in custom-made hourglasses to visitors. Dull gray, the powders are barely remarkable in and of themselves, let alone in comparison to each other.

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OnFebruary 3, 2017, posted in: Latest News by