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Argonne transportation expert: U.S. leads world in PHEV battery R&D, lags in capabilities to make them

During testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Argonne's Don Hillebrand noted that while the US is the dominant player in battery materials and chemistries for hybrid vehicles, the nation lags behind the world in adopting capabilities to make such batteries.

February 14, 2008
The liquid breakup of a high-density stream from a fuel injector can easily be seen using an X-ray technique developed at Argonne National Laboratory. The technique could lead to better and cleaner fuel injectors.
New X-ray technique may lead to better, cleaner fuel injectors for automobiles

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a technique to peer through high-speed dense liquids using high-energy X-rays from Argonne's Advanced Photon Source.

February 19, 2008
Argonne scientists and collaborators used high energy X-rays from the Advanced Photon Source to create detailed images of nanoscale materials. The scientists are working to develop a dedicated facility for the process at Argonne.
Lensless camera uses X-rays to view nanoscale materials and biological specimens

X-rays have been used for decades to take pictures of broken bones, but scientists at Argonne and their collaborators have developed a lensless X-ray technique that can take images of ultra-small structures buried in nanoparticles and nanomaterials, and features within whole biological cells such as cellular nuclei.

February 19, 2008
Wilmington High School wins 13th annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest
Wilmington High School wins 13th annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

A team from Wilmington High School today won Argonne National Laboratory's 13th annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest held at Chicago Children's Museum on Navy Pier.

February 22, 2008
A view of a rat tail tendon using second-harmonic generation microscopy.  The collagen fibers show up in green and red.
Structure of protein collagen seen at unprecedented level of detail

The structure and behavior of one of the most common proteins in our bodies has been resolved at a level of detail never before seen, thanks to new research performed at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.

February 22, 2008
Last large piece of ATLAS detector lowered underground

Today, researchers in the U.S. ATLAS collaboration joined colleagues around the world to celebrate a pivotal landmark in the construction of the Large Hadron Collider – the lowering of the final piece of the ATLAS particle detector into the underground collision hall at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

February 28, 2008
Argonne's lithium-ion battery technology to be commercialized by Japan's Toda Kogyo

Argonne National Laboratory and Toda Kogyo Corp. of Japan have reached a world-wide licensing agreement for the commercial production and sales of Argonne's patented composite cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

March 13, 2008
Compound removes radioactive material from power plant waste

Scientists at Argonne and Northwestern University have developed a compound that captures strontium 90, a common radioactive by-product of fission in nuclear power plants, so it can be siphoned off and separated from inert material.

March 13, 2008
Bioinformatics technology developed at Argonne provides new insight into microbial activities

Scientists may gain a new insight into the relationship between viruses and their environments thanks to a new computational technology developed by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory.

March 14, 2008
Students trade in school books for spatulas for 10th Illinois Rube Goldberg Machine Championship

Students from across the state will flip burgers and toss condiments during the 10th annual Illinois State Championship Rube Goldberg machine contest, co-sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory.

March 17, 2008