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Six Argonne entries named finalists for R&D 100 Awards

July 23, 2015

Six entries from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have been named finalists for the 2015 edition of the R&D 100 Awards. Dubbed the "Oscars of Innovation," the R&D 100 Awards identify and celebrate the top technology products of the year.

The Argonne finalists are:

  • Binary Pseudo-Random Calibration Tool: Ray Conley (X-ray Science) in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers
  • Fluorinated Electrolyte Technology for High-Voltage Lithium-Ion Batteries: Zhengcheng (John) Zhang (Chemical Sciences and Engineering) and team
  • Highly Crystalline Pt3Ni Nanoframes with Three-Dimensional Electrocatalytic Surfaces: Nenad Markovic (Materials Science), Vojislav Stamenkovic (Materials Science) and team in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers
  • Pulsed Thermal Imaging-Multilayer Analysis (PTI-MLA): Jiangang Sun (Nuclear Engineering)
  • Versatile Hard Carbon Microspheres Made from Plastic Waste: Ali Erdemir (Energy Systems), Michael Thackeray (Chemical Sciences and Engineering) and team
  • Virtual Community Platform (onVCP): John Dactelides (Global Security Sciences) and Chris Metz (Global Security Sciences)

Winners will be announced Nov. 13 as part of the 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference in Las Vegas.

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