Argonne National Laboratory


Argonne’s Chemical Sciences and Engineering (CSE) division maintains a number of state-of-the-art facilities for advanced chemistry research. These facilities are dedicated to two main purposes: the analysis and creation of next-generation battery materials, and the analysis and generation of advanced catalysts for electrochemistry.

More information on the full suite of CSE facilities can be found below.

Advanced Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Facility

The Solar Energy Conversion Group has developed unique, Advanced Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) facilities in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at ANL for the analysis of structure and function of artificial and natural photosynthetic assemblies, catalically active transition metal complexes, biohybrid complexes, OPV materials, and MOFs.

Cell Analysis, Modeling, and Prototyping (CAMP) Facility

Argonne's CAMP Facility is a DOE-supported facility that allows battery researchers to manufacture full-size prototype battery electrodes and cells (pouch and 18650 format cells) using pilot-scale semi-automated equipment in a dry room environment.

Electrochemical Analysis and Diagnostics Laboratory (EADL)

The EADL’s objective is to provide reliable, independent, and unbiased evaluations of battery performance and life. These evaluations serve as progress measures for U.S. DOE and USABC projects.

High-Throughput Research Laboratory

Argonne’s High-Throughput Research Laboratory (HTRL) provides highly automated and parallel approaches to the development of new materials. The HTRL allows scientists to synthesize and screen large numbers of compounds, as well as optimizes reaction or process conditions much more rapidly than conventional approaches.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy Laboratory

The CSE Division in Building 241 has a 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer. Users have recorded spectra of 1H, 2H, 7Li, 11B, 13C, 14N, 15N, 17O, 19F, 25Mg, 27Al, 29Si, 31P, 95Mo, 119Sn, and 195Pt. Full complement of one, two and three-dimensional pulse sequence library is available.

Post-Test Facility

Argonne's Post-Test facility provides needed information to identify the physical and chemical changes in aged batteries that cause performance degradation.