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Argonne scientist Yugang Sun examines silver chloride nanowires. The nanowires, when decorated with gold nanoparticles, can have pollution-controlling properties.
Gold nanoparticles create visible-light catalysis in nanowires

A scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has created visible-light catalysis, using silver chloride nanowires decorated with gold nanoparticles, that may decompose organic molecules in polluted water.

June 15, 2010
Assistant physicist Zhang Jiang (from left) examines a X-ray diffraction as physicist Jin Wang and nanoscientist Xiao-Min Lin prepare a sample at one of the Advanced Photon Source’s beamlines. The Argonne scientists have examined nanoparticle crystallization in unprecedented detail using the high powered X-rays of the APS.
Argonne scientists reveal secret of nanoparticle crystallization in real time

A collaboration between the Advanced Photon Source and Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory has "seen" the crystallization of nanoparticles in unprecedented detail.

May 14, 2010
Argonne scientists (from left) Stefan Vajda, Larry Curtiss and Jeff Greeley have developed a new way of creating propylene that eliminates the many environmentally unfriendly by-products.
Scientists develop green method to produce propylene oxide

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have identified a new class of silver-based catalysts for the production of the industrially useful chemical propylene oxide that is both environmentally friendly and less expensive.

April 8, 2010
These are MEMS used to detect the presence of the Casimir Force.
Argonne scientists to control attractive force for nanoelectromechanical systems

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are developing a way to control the Casimir force, a quantum mechanical force which attracts objects when they are only a hundred nanometers apart.

December 10, 2009
Construction on a new microscopy building at the Center for Nanoscale Materials has been completed and should be ready for occupancy by the end of fall.
Argonne dedicates new microscopy facility at Center for Nanoscale Materials

The Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory dedicated its new scanning probing microscopy building recently during its annual users conference. The new building will house a new scanning probe microscope that measures spin-polarized electrons on surfaces.

October 22, 2009
Argonne scientists find new set of multiferroic materials

The trail to a new multiferroic started with the theories of an Argonne National Laboratory scientist and ended with a multidisciplinary collaboration that created a material with potential impact on next generation electronics.

October 20, 2009
Elena Shevchenko, recently named one of Technology Review's top young innovators, is a member of Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials. (Photo courtesy Technology Review.)
Argonne scientist named one of the world's top innovators

Elena Shevchenko, nanoscientist at Argonne National Laboratory, has joined a select list of the world's youngest top innovators chosen by Technology Review magazine for her work at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials.

August 25, 2009
University of Chicago scientist Rafael Jaramillo and Argonne scientist Yejun Feng study the element chromium at the Advanced Photon Source, one of the Argonne facilities to be upgraded with funds from the Recovery Act.
Argonne receives $29 million in additional Recovery Act funds for major facilities upgrades, research

Argonne National Laboratory has received an additional $29.1 million in DOE Office of Science funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for a range of improvements and upgrades to major scientific facilities and other projects.

August 25, 2009
Argonne scientist Elena Rozhkova examines brain cancer cells under a microscope. Rozhkova, along with researchers from the University of Chicago, has developed a way to attach a antibody to nanomaterial titanium dioxide and kill brain cancer cells.
Argonne, University of Chicago scientists develop targeted cancer treatment using nanomaterials

Scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago's Brain Tumor Center have developed a way to target brain cancer cells using inorganic titanium dioxide nanoparticles bonded to soft biological material.

August 19, 2009
Argonne, North Dakota universities to form regional research partnership

Argonne National Laboratory, the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University announced today that they are developing a regional partnership to explore complementary scientific research efforts.

August 12, 2009