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Dow and Argonne National Laboratory collaborating on new battery materials

The Dow Chemical Company and Argonne National Laboratory today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for a multi-year research collaboration to jointly develop the next generation of materials for advanced battery technologies.

October 4, 2011
"The Department of Energy created the ARPA-E initiative to give a jump-start to truly transformative research, to give scientists and engineers a chance to develop game-changing new technologies that will promote American prosperity and energy independence," said Eric D. Isaacs, director of Argonne.
Argonne receives $3 million to create cheaper magnets

The U.S. Department of Energy yesterday announced a $3 million grant to Argonne National Laboratory to further research in developing better, cheaper and lighter magnets.

September 30, 2011
The crystal structure of the anthrax virulence protein CapD is an example of research that will be furthered at the new APCF.
Argonne breaks ground on $34.5M research facility

Argonne National Laboratory broke ground today on a $34.5 million Advanced Protein Crystallization Facility that will enable scientists from Illinois and around the world to produce, purify and characterize a wide range of proteins more rapidly and have a critical role in the development of important medical therapeutics.

August 30, 2011
Deep canyons can be etched into materials at the nanoscale with a new SIS-based lithography technique by Argonne scientists.
Argonne nanoscientists invent better etching technique

Imagine yourself nano-sized, standing on the edge of a soon-to-be computer chip. Down shoots a beam of electrons, carving precise topography that is then etched the depth of the Grand Canyon into the chip.

August 18, 2011
The robots, just half a millimeter wide, are composed of microparticles. Confined between two liquids, they assemble themselves into star shapes when an alternating magnetic field is applied.
Argonne scientists design self-assembled "micro-robots"

Alexey Snezhko and Igor Aronson, physicists at Argonne National Laboratory, have coaxed "micro-robots" to do their bidding.

August 8, 2011
Argonne Distinguished Fellow Linda Young has been elected chair of the American Physical Society's Division of Molecular and Optical Physics.
Argonne scientist elected chair of American Physical Society division

Members of the American Physical Society voted to elect Argonne Distinguished Fellow Linda Young as the chair of one of the society's largest divisions.

July 19, 2011
Stephen R. Wasserman, Director, Translational Science & Technologies/Beamline for Eli Lilly and Company, operates instruments at the company's newly upgraded research-guided beamline located at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.
Lilly and Argonne National Laboratory Announce $2 Million Upgrade to Lilly's Beamline Capabilities

Eli Lilly and Company and Argonne National Laboratory announced today the completion of Lilly's $2 million upgrade to the company's research-guided beamline, located at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne's campus outside of Chicago.

July 14, 2011
Argonne Distinguished Fellow Orlando Auciello is a six-time winner of an R&D 100 Award. The award has been given since 1963 by R&D Magazine for the top high technology innovations of the year.
Argonne wins four 'Oscars of Innovation' from R&D Magazine

Four technologies developed by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have won R&D 100 awards.

June 22, 2011
Argonne physicist Thomas Prolier won a DOE Early Career Research Award to apply atomic layer deposition to the manufacture of superconducting cavities for accelerators.
Argonne scientists win four Early Career Research Awards

Four scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have been selected to receive Early Career Research Awards from DOE.

May 20, 2011
Peter Littlewood, Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering. To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
Peter Littlewood named Associate Laboratory Director at Argonne

Peter B. Littlewood, formerly the head of the Cavendish Laboratory and the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge, has been named the new Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering at Argonne National Laboratory.

May 17, 2011