Scientists look to meteorites for inspiration to achieve critical element-free magnet

The Critical Materials Institute has developed a low-cost, high performance permanent magnet by drawing inspiration from an out-of-this-world source: iron-nickel alloys in meteorites. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Critical Materials Institute has developed a low-cost, high performance permanent magnet by drawing inspiration from an out-of-this-world source: iron-nickel […]

Key building block for organic molecules discovered in meteorites

IMAGE: A fragment of the Murchison meteorite, one of the three carbon-rich meteorites that was sampled in this study (Photo: Daniel P. Glavin). view more  Credit: Daniel P. Glavin Scientists from Japan and the USA have confirmed the presence in meteorites of a key organic molecule which may have been used to build other organic molecules, […]

Measuring Massive Magnetic Meteorites – Eos

For a week in the summer of 2019, a Smithsonian Institution warehouse looked like a scene from a 1950s science fiction story: a 2-meter prism of magnetic coils arranged around a half-meter-long meteorite. For researchers Elise Clavé and Clara Maurel, this was the payoff of four hectic months building and testing a brand-new […]