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Simulated decay of a Higgs boson particle.

Image courtesy of CERN.
Hints of Higgs: Argonne scientists make significant contributions to search for elusive particle

Particle physics researchers from Argonne have been intimately involved with the effort to find the Higgs boson – the elusive particle that could explain why various subatomic particles have mass.

July 4, 2012
Particle physics researchers from Argonne have been intimately involved with the effort to find the Higgs.
Argonne’s role in the search for the Higgs boson

The search for the Higgs boson – the elusive particle that could explain why various subatomic particles have mass – has reached a new stage, and scientists from around the world are gathering at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday, July 4, for a potentially momentous announcement.

June 29, 2012
Chemical engineer Andrew Jansen was the principal investigator of the Argonne-developed flow battery.
Argonne flows into utility-scale battery research

Scientists at Argonne have developed an all-organic non-aqueous lithium-ion redox flow battery that would help expand use of large-scale solar and wind energy on the nation's electrical grid.

June 28, 2012
The semiconductor industry long has focused its attention on the mass creation of nanostructurally perfect transistors. Recent research in the new field of semiconductor spintronics suggests that the exploitation of imperfections may hold the key to building a variety of powerful new quantum technologies. This graphic depicts one of these subatomic imperfections at lower center. (Courtesy of David Awschalom)
Institute for Molecular Engineering names three esteemed researchers to faculty

The University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering is making its first set of new faculty appointments, bringing in world-leading research programs at the interfaces between molecular-level science and powerful new technologies. The faculty will have joint appointments at Argonne.

June 25, 2012
Argonne materials scientist and distinguished fellow Ali Erdemir’s R&D 100 award recognizes an ultra-fast large-scale boriding process he developed. The process increases the durability and hardness of mechanical components.
Argonne wins four R&D 100 Awards

Four technologies developed by researchers at Argonne have received this year’s R&D 100 awards. The awards, organized by R&D magazine, are widely considered to be the "Oscars of Innovation."

June 20, 2012
Mira, Argonne National Laboratory’s new IBM Blue Gene/Q system, is the third fastest supercomputer in the world according to the TOP500 list announced today. Mira thus takes its place among the U.S. computational giants poised to propel scientific discoveries into the petascale.
Fostering Discoveries Faster: Argonne's Mira ranks among nation’s fastest science supercomputers

Mira, Argonne National Laboratory’s new IBM Blue Gene/Q system, is the third fastest supercomputer in the world according to the TOP500 list announced today. Mira thus takes its place among the U.S. computational giants poised to propel scientific discoveries into the petascale.

June 18, 2012
Battery researcher wins Argonne-Northwestern Early Career Award

Materials scientist Lynn Trahey of Argonne has received the 2012 Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Investigator Award for Energy Research for her proposal to investigate new materials to improve the performance of anodes in lithium-ion batteries.

June 7, 2012
To test how wind energy affects carbon dioxide emissions, Argonne scientists modeled the Illinois electric grid to test how more wind power would affect the system. Image courtesy Sharon Loxton.
Grid realities cancel out some of wind power’s carbon savings

Wind energy lowers carbon emissions, but adding turbines to the current grid system does not eliminate emissions proportionally, according to a report by researchers at Argonne.

May 29, 2012
Pete Beckman, Director, Exascale Technology and Computing Institute at Argonne has been appointed co-director of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering
Joint initiative expands focus to materials design

Argonne and Northwestern University have appointed Pete Beckman, Director, Exascale Technology and Computing Institute at Argonne, and Peter W. Voorhees, Frank C. Engelhart Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern, as co-directors of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering.

May 16, 2012
At a White House meeting of science and technology leaders, Argonne Director Eric Isaacs today announced the laboratory's major new efforts with Northwestern University and the University of Chicago to advance the research and development of new materials to help solve the nation’s challenges in the fields of energy, health and security.
Argonne, Universities partner to design advanced materials

Argonne today announced major new efforts with Northwestern University and the University of Chicago to advance the research and development of new materials to help solve the nation’s challenges in the fields of energy, health and security.

May 14, 2012