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Integrated Fuel Technologies gets worldwide license for Argonne-developed Diesel DeNOx Catalyst

A new, patented catalyst developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory to reliably and economically reduce 95 to 100 percent of the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel-fueled engines has been licensed to Integrated Fuel Technologies, Inc. (IFT), a start-up company based in Kirkland, Wash.

July 1, 2008
The Argonne Real-Time Data Acquisition system, which makes analysis and evaluation of plug-in hybrid vehicle performance faster and better, was developed by (from left) Keith Hardy, Don Hillebrand, Daniel Bocci and Ted Bohn.
New tool provides better, faster onboard PHEV performance evaluation

Analysis and evaluation of plug-in hybrid vehicle performance is faster and better, thanks to a new tool developed by Argonne engineers. Called the Argonne Real-Time Data Acquisition (ARDAQ) system, it provides onboard data collection and diagnostics of PHEVs.

July 4, 2008
The overall structure of the PAC –PB1 N complex. The structure is colored according to secondary structure and elements are labeled.  Helices are shown as cylinders and are red in the brain domain and blue in the mouth domain; strands are yellow and loops are green.  The PB1 N peptide is magenta.
Newly described 'dragon' protein could be key to bird flu cure

ARGONNE, Ill.

July 15, 2008
Tom LeCompte of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has been tapped to be the physics coordinator for the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Argonne scientist to become ATLAS physics coordinator for CERN

LeCompte to oversee programs for collider detector

July 17, 2008
Argonne researchers win two R&D 100 Awards

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and their industrial partners have won two R&D 100 Awards for innovative fluid sealing and lithium-ion battery technologies.

July 17, 2008
Argonne ecologist Julie Jastrow examines stems of Indiangrass and big bluestem grass. Jastrow and colleagues at Argonne and the University of Chicago are studying several grasses as potential biofuels.
Argonne, University of Chicago researchers pursue grasses as Earth-friendly biofuel

At a small site on the Batavia campus of Fermilab, ecologist Julie Jastrow of Argonne National Laboratory pushes the scientific frontier in a new and exciting way: She watches the grass grow.

July 18, 2008
Images from a large, 3-D, multi-scale, multi-physics simulation of buoyancy-driven turbulent nuclear combustion carried out on the Intrepid supercomputer at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. The three frames show different physical properties of the reactive flow, which provide different insights into its nature. In the simulation, an initially planar flame surface with a multi-mode sinusoidal perturbation burns its way upward through a stratified medium under density and pressure conditions that are characteristic of the degenerate material near the center of a near-Chandrasekhar mass carbon/oxygen white dwarf star. Gravity is directed downward. The left image shows the flame surface, which is tracked using a scalar advection-diffusion-reaction equation. The middle frame shows a volume rendering of the velocity field that is generated at the flame surface; the magnitude of the turbulent velocities decreases behind the flame front over a length scale that is comparable to the size of the largest eddies in the flow. The right frame shows the kinetic energy the flame generates. This work was carried out by the DOE NNSA ASC/Alliance Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes and the NSF Physics Frontier Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics at The University of Chicago. The computational resources needed to do the simulation were awarded to the Flash Center under the DOE Office of Science INCITE program. The images were produced by the Futures Lab at Argonne National Laboratory.
Installation of leading-edge data analytics, visualization set for world's fastest open science supercomputer

ARGONNE, Ill. – The IBM Blue Gene/P Intrepid at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), located at the U.S.

July 22, 2008
The red arrows show the directions that the magnetic moments would point if dynamic frustration did not prevent them from ordering the crystal structure of PrAu2Si2, which is a spin glass below 3 Kelvin.
Argonne scientists discover new class of glassy material

Dynamic frustration may lead to better understanding of glass in nature

July 28, 2008
A new cap invented by Argonne's Vulnerability Assessment Team can detect fraudulent or tampered wine.  By plugging the cap into a computer through a USB cable, a wine buyer or auctioneer can determine if the wine inside is genuine.  New generations of the cap will contain a color sensor that detects a particular tiny section of a tie-dye pattern located under the cap. Photo by George Joch.
New bottle cap thwarts wine counterfeiters

ARGONNE, Ill  — When the Roman historian Pliny the Elder wrote " in vino veritas " – in wine, there is truth – he must not have been drinking from a counterfeit bottle.

August 1, 2008
Ken Natesan examines an example of corroded alloy and a new alloy created by his team at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. Natesan and his colleagues determined the corrosion was caused when carbon-bearing molecules slipped through the alloy's oxide defenses through metal nanoparticles.
Argonne scientists discover networks of metal nanoparticles are culprits in alloy corrosion

New alloy composition could cut costs for petrochemical industry

August 4, 2008