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Six Argonne scientists elected American Physical Society fellows

The American Physical Society has recently announced new fellows for 2007, and six Argonne scientists have been elected.

January 22, 2008
Susan Fischer.
Chicago mayor, council honor Argonne physicists for creating innovative science program at city high school

ARGONNE, Ill. — Two physicists at the U.S.

January 23, 2008
African-American, Hispanic students to learn science hands-on at Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne and its African American Black Club will host the third annual Science Education and Cultural Arts Day on Feb. 5 in commemoration of Black History Month.

January 24, 2008
Helium-8 study gives insight into nuclear theory, neutron stars

The most neutron-rich matter that can be made on Earth—the nucleus of the helium-8 atom—has been created, trapped and characterized by researchers at Argonne. This new measurement gives rise to several significant consequences in nuclear theory and the study of neutron stars.

January 25, 2008
Magnetism loses under pressure

Scientists have discovered that the magnetic strength of magnetite—the most abundant magnetic mineral on Earth—declines drastically when put under pressure.

January 29, 2008
Symposium to focus on next-generation solar energy technology

The future of global energy, next-generation solar cells, artificial photosynthesis and thermoelectric materials are the central topics at the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center's inaugural symposium, to be held Feb. 12-13 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

February 1, 2008
Argonne breakthrough may revolutionize ethylene production

A new environmentally friendly technology created by scientists at Argonne may revolutionize the production of the world's most commonly produced organic compound: ethylene.

February 5, 2008
Young women explore engineering careers during Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at Argonne

Young women from throughout the area will learn about opportunities in science and engineering during the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at Argonne.

February 7, 2008
A superconducting triple-spoke cavity is prepared for electropolishing in a clean room.
New component design could reduce cost of proposed Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

Researchers at Argonne have developed new state-of-the-art techniques that will lead to significant improvements in the performance of superconducting niobium cavities.

February 8, 2008
Students get grilled on how to build the better burger at the 13th annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

The food will be anything but fast as local high school students compete to build a hamburger using at least 20 steps during Argonne National Laboratory's 13th annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Friday, Feb. 22.

February 13, 2008