Science Highlights

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Argonne workshop to explore innovative ways to encourage water conservation

Experts in water conservation, efficiency and behavioral sciences will be gathering later this month at Argonne to address how behavior-changing technologies can play a role in addressing projected shortfalls in water supply.

April 15, 2015
Distribution of AEZs in the United States. To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
Land-use change and greenhouse gas emissions from corn and cellulosic ethanol

This paper investigates the effect of several key domestic lands carbon content modelling parameters on LUC GHG emissions.

July 16, 2013
Argonne to study safer handling of electric vehicle batteries after accidents

Researchers will be receiving $1.5 million in funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop a procedure for managing the stranded energy left in high-voltage electric vehicle battery packs after an accident.

September 17, 2012
New Process for Synthesizing Robust Catalysts

The two main routes for the deactivation of catalysts consisting of metal nanoparticles are coking (the accumulation of carbon on the metal that blocks the catalytic sites) and sintering (the formation of larger metal particles that lowers the activity).

March 9, 2012
Lithium-Ion Battery Electrolyte Material Scale-Up

Scientists at Argonne have recently developed an improved, scalable process for the synthesis of the lithium-ion battery solvent (ANL-1NM3) and have successfully generated 3,357g of high purity (&g

June 1, 2011
Wastewater technologies for advanced metals removal

Researchers from Argonne and the Purdue University Calumet Water Institute have revealed promising technologies aimed at reducing mercury and vanadium in refinery wastewater going into the Great La

May 1, 2011
Lithium-ion electrolyte material process scale-up

Scientists at Argonne have recently developed an improved, scalable process for the synthesis of the lithium-ion battery overcharge protection redox shuttle (ANL-RS2) and have successfully generate

April 1, 2011
Argonne achieves dramatic improvement in low-temperature engine combustion

Argonne engineers in the Center for Transportation Research are developing an advanced combustion system that achieves high efficiency (diesel-like)

June 1, 2010
High-dielectric-constant capacitors for hybrid electric vehicles

The DC bus capacitors are currently the largest component of inverters in hybrid electric vehicles.

June 1, 2010
New metal deposition technique offers promise for fuel cells, pacemakers

Noble metal alloys have numerous applications in microelectronics, fuel cells, and medicine. For instance, platinum-iridium alloys are used for the electrodes in pacemakers.

May 1, 2010