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Key Facts about the Computing, Environment and Life Sciences Directorate

The Computing, Environment and Life Sciences Directorate integrates Argonne research in the computing sciences (applied mathematics, computer science, and computational science); the environmental sciences (earth science, energy science, and global climate research); and the life sciences (subsurface science, terrestrial ecology, molecular biology, microbiology, protein chemistry, bioinformatics, computational biology).

September 26, 2013
Argonne battery technology helps power Chevy Volt

Intense, in-situ X-rays from the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne were used to help Argonne National Laboratory design the technology used in the battery cell that powers General Motors Company’s Chevrolet Volt. This plug-in hybrid electric vehicle has an EPA estimated range of 35 miles on a full charge.

September 23, 2013
GE makes durathon industrial battery to meet growing energy needs

A new long-life battery built to aid utility companies in meeting the growing energy demands created by electric vehicles and the integration of solar and wind power on the national power grid was developed with the help of high-energy X-rays.

September 23, 2013
X-ray analysis can improve recovery of oil and natural gas

Oil and gas industries are undergoing a revolution that has opened up previously inaccessible resources trapped in shale and tight play formations.

September 23, 2013
Proactive energy management for next-generation building systems

Argonne is engaged in work to develop sensors and controls to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. As part of this effort, the laboratory is collaborating with an industrial partner, BuildingIQ, to design and test next-generation energy management systems for buildings.

September 23, 2013
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Fact Sheet

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility enables breakthrough science — science that will change our world through major advances in biology, chemistry, energy, engineering, climate studies, astrophysics and more.

September 4, 2013
Center for Nanoscale Materials Fact Sheet

The Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory is a premier user facility providing expertise, instruments, and infrastructure for interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Academic, industrial, and international researchers can access the center through its user program for both nonproprietary and proprietary research.

September 4, 2013
Key Facts about the Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Researchers in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division attack complex problems in four key scientific areas important to our nation: extreme computing; big data; advanced algorithms and mathematical software; and applications

September 3, 2013
Argonne Now Magazine - Summer 2013

Summer 2013 issue of the biannual Argonne Now science magazine, featuring cover stories "How Your Smartphone Got So Smart," "The Grid of the Future," and "A True Sense of Security" as well as science news, haiku, history, and more.

July 29, 2013
Advanced Photon Source Upgrade Project Fact Sheet

Information about the upgrade that will keep the APS at the forefront of X-ray research.

June 20, 2013