Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

Argonne researchers prepare silicon wafers for full-scale deposition testing of dielectric coatings for large area detectors.

Argonne researchers prepare silicon wafers for full-scale deposition testing of dielectric coatings for large area detectors.

Argonne's award-winning expertise in the creation and analysis of novel materials contributes to wide-ranging advances that improve industrial processes and manufactured products, saving energy and reducing waste.

Many of the applied materials advances developed at Argonne National Laboratory have been licensed or are available for license to interested organizations. A variety of arrangements are available for companies interested in working with Argonne researchers to explore new technologies.

Projects

Atomic Layer Deposition

Coating complex, three-dimensional objects with precise, conformal layers using thin-film growth techniques

Ceramics

Synthesis, fabrication and characterization of ceramic materials for energy-related applications

Coolants and Lubricants

Advanced lubrication approaches that integrate fuel-efficient lubricants, low-friction materials and coatings and engineered surfaces to improve fuel economy

Nanoadditives

Development of new functional additives that reduce friction and wear and prevent scuffing

Superslick and Superhard Coatings

Innovative coatings that increase engine efficiency and component reliability by reducing friction