Friday, January 29, 2010

Ames High to compete in Science Bowl

Ames Tribune education reporter James Pusey talks with the Ames High Science Bowl team as they prepare to compete in the Jan. 31 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Science Bowl. This marks the 20th year for the competition and Ames High has particpated every year since the start. (Go to the article)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Base-Catalyzed Insertion of Dioxygen into Rhodium−Hydrogen Bonds: Kinetics and Mechanism

The Feb. 1 issue of Inorganic Chemistry features a cover article by Ames Laboratory Ames Laboratory chemists Andreja Bakac and Ewa Szajna-Fuller have the cover article in the Feb. 1 issue of Inorganic Chemistry magazine. The article is titled Base-Catalyzed Insertion of Dioxygen into Rhodium−Hydrogen Bonds: Kinetics and Mechanism.

The cover illustrates the mechanism of oxygen insertion into the Rhodium-Hydrogen bond. (read more about the cover)

Arthur W. Adamson Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Surface Chemistry

This issue of C&EN carries a feature story on Ames Laboratory senior chemist Pat Thiel who will be receiving the ACS Adamson Award for Surface Chemistry at the ACS Meeting in March. (Go to the article)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Inorganic Chemistry features Ames Lab's Corbett

This issue of Inorganic Chemistry magazine (2010, 49 (1)) features an article by Ames Laboratory senior chemist John Corbett based on his address upon receipt of the 2008 American Chemical Society’s F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry. The cover of the issue was dedicated to Corbett's clever "cooking" parody of solid-state synthesis. (go to article)

Ames Lab researchers contribute to two articles in Science

Several Ames Laboratory physicists are contributors on two different articles published in the January 8 issue of Science magazine. Paul Canfield, Sergei Bud'ko and Ni Ni co-authored an article by Brookhaven researchers on yet another breakthrough with iron-arsenide superconductors. And Costas Soukoulis was quoted in an article by Science editor Robert Service on the next wave of metamaterials.

Nematic Electronic Structure in the "Parent" State of the Iron-Based Superconductor Ca(Fe1–xCox)2As2 (Canfield, Bud'ko, Ni Ni)

Next Wave of Metamaterials Hopes to Fuel the Revolution

High Tech Makeover in Store for Nation’s Power Transmission Lines

Writer Tina Casey tells about research at Brookhaven National Laboratory into a potential breakthrough in being able to utilize superconducting materials to dramatically improve the efficiency of the nation's power grid. Ames Laboratory researchers led by Paul Canfield supplied the materials being studied. (Go to the article)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ames Lab inventor continues to seek breakthroughs

Ames Tribune ISU and Higher Education reporter James Pusey talks with Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Iver Anderson about his research successes and what keeps him motivated. (Go to story)