The Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory devoted to “creating materials and energy solutions”. Established in the 1940s with the successful development of the most efficient process to produce high-purity uranium metal for atomic energy, the Ames Lab now pursues a much broader portfolio that has given it international creditability and stature, notably in the area of rare earth science and technology. Responding to issues of national concern, the Lab’s scientists bring together expertise in chemistry, engineering, materials, mathematics, and physics to solve large, challenging and complex problems. They are actively involved in innovative research, science education programs, the development of applied technologies, and the quick transfer of those technologies to industry. Uniquely integrated within a university environment, this national lab stimulates creative thought and encourages scientific discovery, providing solutions to critical problems and helping to inspire tomorrow’s scientific talent.
Website URL: http://www.ameslab.gov