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Thomas A. Lograsso

Ames Laboratory-USDOE
Senior Metallurgist
Rational Growth, Control, and Manipulation of Rational Growth.
Materials Preparation Center
IPRT Company Assistance

124 Metals Development
Tel: 515-294-8425
Fax: 515-294-8727

B.S. 1980, M.S. 1983, Ph.D. 1986, Michigan Technological University; Graduate Student Research Assistant, Argonne National Laboratory, 1980; Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1986-88; Ames Laboratory, 1988-present.

Research interests include solid-liquid phase equilibria, solid-solid phase interaction, kinetics of phase transitions as applied to the processing, and synthesis of single crystals of intermetallics, martensitic, magneto-responsive and quasicrystalline alloys.

S.J. Murray, M. Marioni, S.M. Allen, R.C. O'Handley and T.A. Lograsso
“6% Magnetic-field-induced strain by twin-boundary motion in ferromagnetic Ni-Mn-Ga,” Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol. 77, 886 (2000).

K.A. Gschneidner, Jr., A.M. Russell, A.O. Pecharsky, J.R. Morris, Z. Zhang, T.A. Lograsso, D. Hsu, C.H.C. Lo, Y. Ye, A. Slager and D. Kesse
“A family of ductile intermetallic compounds,” Nat. Mater., Vol. 2, 587 (2003).

T.A. Lograsso, D.L. Schlagel and A.O. Pecharsky
“Synthesis and characterization of single crystalline Gd5(SixGe1-x)4 by the Bridgman method," J. Alloys Comp., Vol. 393, 141 (2005).

A.E. Clark, K.B. Hathaway, M. Wun-Fogle, J.B. Restorff, T.A. Lograsso V.M. Keppens, G. Petculescu and R.A. Taylor
Extraordinary magnetoelasticity and lattice softening in b.c.c. Fe-Ga alloys, J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 93, 8621 (2003).

T.A. Lograsso and E.M Summers
Detection and quantification of D0 3 chemical order in Fe-Ga alloys using high resolution X-ray diffraction, Mat. Sci. Eng. A, Vol. 416, 240 (2006).

E.M . Summers, T.A. Lograsso and M. Wun-Fogle
Magnetostriction of binary and ternary Fe-Ga alloys, J. Mat. Sci., Vol. 42, 9582 (2007).

M.J. Richard, J. Feuchtwanger, S.M. Allen, R.C. O’Handley, P. Lazpita, J.M. Barandiaran, J. Gutierrez, B. Ouladdiaf, C. Mondelli, T. Lograsso and D. Schlagel
Chemical ordering in off-stoichiometric Ni-Mn-Ga ferromagnetic shape-memory alloys studied with neutron diffraction, Phil. Mag., Vol. 87, 3437 (2007).

S. Francoual, K. Shibata, M. Mihalkovick, A. Q.R. Baron, Y. Sidis, T. Ishimasa, D. Wu, T.A. Lograsso, L.P. Regnault, F. Gaehler, S. Tsutui, B. Hennion, P. Bastie, T.J. Sato, H. Takakura, R. Currat, A.P. Tsai, M. de Boissieu
Lattice dynamics of the Zn-Mg-Sc icosahedral quasicrystal and its periodic approximant,Nature Materials (2007).


  • Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Materials Chemistry, J. Anderegg, M. Besser, T. Bloomer, M. Gierer, A.I. Goldman, C. Jenks, M. Kramer, T. Lograsso, D. Sordelet, P. Thiel, and M. Van Hove, "Surface Properties of Quasicrystals," Department of Energy’s Materials Sciences Research Competition, 1998
  • Service Provider Impact Award, Iowa Manufacturing Extension Partnership, 2000
  • Best Poster Award, Y. Q. Wu, M. J. Kramer and T. A. Lograsso, " Local Order in Single Grain Cd-Yb Icosahedral Phase," Materials Research Society, Fall Meeting, 2003