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Argonne environmental analyst Hao Cai, environmental scientist Jiali Wang and climate scientist Yan Feng observe a U.S. map that plots the albedo effects observed across various agro-ecological zones. (Image by Wes Agresta/Argonne National Laboratory.)
Argonne researchers study how reflectivity of biofuel crops impacts climate

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the albedo (reflectivity) effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops.

November 21, 2016
The NekCEM/Nek5000: Release 4.0: Scalable High-Order Simulation Codes, a set of codes developed by  Argonne researcher Misun Min and Paul Fischer with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,  won a 2016 R&D100 award. (Argonne National Laboratory)
Argonne researchers win three 2016 R&D 100 Awards

Innovative technologies developed by researchers at Argonne and their partners earned three 2016 R&D 100 Awards.

November 8, 2016
One of the areas in which Argonne is participating in the Small Business Vouchers Program is advanced manufacturing. Smarter factories mean better factories and more U.S. manufacturing jobs. (Image by Shutterstock/junrong.)
Dept. of Energy and Argonne offer technical assistance to small businesses

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers Program is once again offering U.S. small businesses unparalleled access to the expertise and facilities of DOE’s national laboratories, including Argonne National Laboratory. Small businesses in the clean energy sector have an opportunity to submit requests for technical assistance as part of Round 3 of the Small Business Vouchers Program.

October 24, 2016
Argonne’s Integrated Imaging Institute is opening its doors to research, academic and industry partners interested in accelerating discovery and innovation through imaging. The institute combines Argonne’s broad suite of imaging and data analysis capabilities to provide researchers with structural, chemical and functional information from the atomic level to the macroscale. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Integrated Imaging Institute helps innovators envision success

Argonne’s Integrated Imaging Institute is opening its doors to research, academic and industry partners interested in accelerating discovery and innovation through imaging. The institute combines Argonne’s broad suite of imaging and data analysis capabilities to provide researchers with structural, chemical and functional information from the atomic level to the macroscale.

October 21, 2016
The collaboration between Argonne and Kyma Technologies will center on the development of advanced semiconductor devices for application in photovoltaics (pictured), advanced power electronics, optoelectronics and solid-state lighting. (Image by Franco Lucato/Shutterstock)
Argonne and Kyma Technologies win spot in second cohort of Technologist In Residence Program

A collaboration between Argonne National Laboratory and Kyma Technologies focusing on advanced semiconductor devices has earned a spot in the second cohort of DOE’s Technologist In Residence (TIR) Program.

October 6, 2016
With the support of a U.S. Department of Energy grant, a team of four institutions thinks that within three years they can bring energy efficiency to your house at one-eighth the cost. (Image by Delpixel/Shutterstock.)
A novel way to power greener homes

Argonne National Laboratory, Colorado-based Air Squared, Inc., Mississippi State University and Purdue University launched efforts to develop the first residential combined heating and power system that uses small generators. The group’s proposal to optimize combined heating and power systems for residential housing earned $2.7 million in seed money in October from ARPA-E.

September 28, 2016
Jeffrey L. Binder has been appointed new Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Global Security at Argonne. (Photo by Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory)
Argonne appoints new associate laboratory director for energy and global security

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announces the appointment of Jeffrey L. Binder to the position of Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Global Security (EGS).

September 21, 2016
A new study by Argonne researchers determined that magnetic skyrmions – small electrically uncharged circular structures with a spiraling magnetic pattern – do get deflected by an applied current, much like a curveball getting deflected by air. (Photo by Mark Lopez, Argonne National Laboratory)
Argonne ahead of the “curve” in magnetic study

In a new study by Argonne researchers, scientists noticed that magnetic skyrmions – small electrically uncharged circular structures with a spiraling magnetic pattern – do get deflected by an applied current, much like a curveball gets deflected by airflow.

September 21, 2016
Former Argonne postdoctoral researcher Diana Berman and Argonne nanoscientist Anirudha Sumant, along with several collaborators, developed a new and inexpensive way to grow pure graphene using a diamond substrate. (Wes Agresta/Argonne National Laboratory)
Diamond proves useful material for growing graphene

A team has developed a method to grow graphene that contains relatively few impurities, and costs less to make, in a shorter time and at lower temperatures compared to the processes widely used to make graphene today.

September 16, 2016
A new study from Argonne National Laboratory has shown water can serve a previously undiscovered role to help micelles coalesce to spontaneously form long fibers. The study could help scientists to understand how light-harvesting molecules are incorporated into the micelle fiber as it assembles, which would be a key step to understanding some forms of artificial photosynthesis. (Image courtesy of Robert Horn/Argonne National Laboratory.)
Water helps assembly of biofibers that could capture sunlight

A new study from Argonne National Laboratory has shown water can serve a previously undiscovered role to help micelles coalesce to spontaneously form long fibers. The study could help scientists to understand how light-harvesting molecules are incorporated into the micelle fiber as it assembles, which would be a key step to understanding some forms of artificial photosynthesis.

September 12, 2016