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Four Argonne researchers appointed fellows of scientific societies

A select group of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has been honored as fellows of the American Physical Society and the Electrochemical Society. Physicists Kawtar Hafidi and Michael Carpenter have been appointed as American Physical Society fellows and Materials Scientist Khalil Amine and Chemist Chris Johnson have been elected as Electrochemical Society fellows.

October 20, 2017
A team of Argonne researchers (from left, Khalil Amine, Jun Lu, Larry Curtiss, Zonghai Chen, Kah Chun Lau, and Hsien-Hau Wang) have developed a way to create stable lithium superoxide in a lithium-air battery system.
Stable "superoxide" opens the door to a new class of batteries

Argonne scientists, working with American and Korean collaborators, produced stable crystallized lithium superoxide during battery discharging. Unlike lithium peroxide, this superoxide can easily dissociate into lithium and oxygen, leading to high efficiency and good cycle life in lithium-air batteries.

January 12, 2016
The Binary Pseudo-Random Calibration Tool provides the highest resolution ever achieved, 1.5 nanometers, and is used to characterize all advanced imaging systems from interferometers to electron microscopes. Pictured is lithographically produced BPR grating for investigating interferometers.
Argonne researchers win two R&D 100 Awards

Innovative technologies developed by researchers at Argonne and their partners earned two 2015 R&D 100 Awards.

November 16, 2015
This figure shows a model of the interface between an electrolyte (gray, above) and an electrode (the crystal structure, below) inside a lithium battery.  Scientists at the Center for Electrochemical Energy Science, an Energy Frontier Research Center recently awarded four more years of funding by the U.S. Department of Energy, are working to understand the fundamental science that happens inside battery systems so that we can build better batteries. Figure courtesy Paul Fenter/Argonne National Laboratory. Click to enlarge.
Argonne named in several DOE Energy Frontier Research Center awards

The US Department of Energy announced June 18, 2014, that it is funding a total of $100 million in 32 Energy Frontier Research Centers, including one at Argonne and several more in which Argonne will closely partner with other national laboratories and universities.

June 19, 2014
DOE to establish two Energy Frontier Research Centers at Argonne

Argonne National Laboratory will be home to two of 46 new multi-million-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers announced today by the White House in conjunction with a speech by President Barack Obama at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences.

April 28, 2009