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Clusters of 8-10 platinum atoms deposited in pores of an aluminum oxide membrane are highly active and selective catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane. (Download hi-rez image. Art by Michael Sternberg and Faisal Mehmood.)
Argonne scientists discover new platinum catalysts for the dehydrogenation of propane

The process to turn propane into industrially necessary propylene has been expensive and environmentally unfriendly. That was until scientists at Argonne National Laboratory devised a greener way to take this important step in chemical catalysis.

March 13, 2009
Argonne materials scientist Mihaela Tanase observes a small magnetic disk with a transmission electron microscope. Tanase discovered a new method to control the way the atoms in the magnetic disk orient themselves to form "nanoscale vortices," which are illustrated on the computer screen.
New control of nanoscale 'magnetic tornadoes' holds promise for data storage

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new way to control the rotation – or chirality – of these infinitesimal "magnetic tornadoes."

January 30, 2009
Based on any of a variety of different criteria — number of users, publications or deposits in the Protein Data Bank, for example — the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory stands out as the premier hard X-ray research facility in the Western Hemisphere.
Photon science opens new frontiers in materials design, healthcare, imaging and basic science

Basic and applied research that employs photon science opens up new frontiers in materials design, healthcare, imaging and basic science. Based on any of a variety of different criteria — number of users, publications or deposits in the Protein Data Bank, for example — the APS stands out as the premier hard X-ray research facility in the Western Hemisphere.

January 16, 2009
Orlando Auciello of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Argonne scientist Orlando Auciello named AAAS fellow for contributions in materials science

Orlando Auciello of Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

January 5, 2009
Robin Santra of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory today received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) to recognize his contributions to the advancement of science.
Argonne scientists receive presidential award for advancement of science

Yugang Sun and Robin Santra of Argonne National Laboratory today received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers to recognize their contribution to the advancement of science.

December 19, 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
Jörg Maser (left) and Robert Winarski, CNM X-Ray Microscopy Group, prepare an experiment at the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Beamline at the Advanced Photon Source. The nanoprobe uses brilliant X-rays with photon energies from 3 to 30 keV to probe the properties of nanoscale materials with a spatial resolution of 30 nm. The system provides a combination of scanning-probe and full-field transmission imaging.
Argonne's Hard X-ray Nanoprobe provides new capability to study nanoscale materials

ARGONNE, Ill.

June 24, 2008
DARPA funds Argonne-led project to develop technology for advanced radar, communications systems

ARGONNE, Ill. — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is providing $1.4 million to a Phase III research project led by the U.S.

June 23, 2008
Eric Isaacs, director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, was appointed Argonne's deputy laboratory director for science programs.
Eric Isaacs appointed Argonne National Laboratory's Deputy Laboratory Director for Science Programs

ARGONNE, Ill. – Eric Isaacs, director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at the U.S.

May 16, 2008
Oleg G. Shpyrko has received the 2008 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award from the Advanced Photon Source Users Organization.
Shpyrko receives APS organization's Young Investigator Award

Advanced Photon Source Users Organization has named Oleg G. Shpyrko as the recipient of the 2008 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award.

May 6, 2008