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Argonne scientists develop way to predict properties of light nuclei

May help understand origins of elements

May 21, 2008
Argonne environmental scientist Rao Kotamarthi sits next to some of his computer-generated models of atmospheric pollutants. Kotamarthi and his colleagues devised a new mathematical method that incorporates observational data more accurately and efficiently into simulations. Argonne National Laboratory photo by George Joch.
New Argonne algorithm increases accuracy of air-pollution predictions

Scientists, city officials and regulators all desire an effective and accurate way not only to measure air quality but also to predict where pollution "hot spots" will occur and plan for additional control strategies. Environmental scientist Rao Kotamarthi helped to develop a computer algorithm that quickly and accurately assimilates observational data into climate models to generate more reliable forecasts.

May 23, 2008
Argonne research unveiling the secrets of nanoparticle haloing

ARGONNE, Ill. – A glass of milk, a gallon of paint and a bottle of salad dressing all look to the naked eye like liquids.

June 5, 2008
Ellery Ingall of Georgia Tech and Claudia Benitez-Nelson of the University of South Carolina at Columbia process a sediment core.
New research shows how marine organisms help oceans sequester carbon


June 6, 2008
Argonne-University of Chicago joint venture bolsters genomic sequencing capabilities

ARGONNE, Ill. —The Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology (IGSB), a joint venture of the U.S.

June 9, 2008
Seungbum Hong, a materials scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, received the Young Investigator Outstanding Achievement Award from the International Symposium on Integrated Ferroelectrics, a prize that recognizes his contributions to the study of a class of materials that could shape the frontier of information technology.
Argonne materials scientist wins young investigator award for work that could shape frontier of information technology

ARGONNE, Ill. – Seungbum Hong, a materials scientist at the U.S.

June 12, 2008
Argonne National Laboratory's IBM Blue Gene/P high-performance computing system is the fastest supercomputer in the world for open science, according to the semiannual Top500 List of the world's fastest computers.
Argonne's supercomputer named world's fastest for open science, third overall

ARGONNE, Ill. — The U.S.

June 18, 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
Cihan Kurter, an Illinois Institute of Technology student working on her doctoral thesis at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory Materials Science Division has been accepted to participate in the 58th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany.
Student at Argonne earns spot at prestigious Nobel conference

ARGONNE, Ill. —An Illinois Institute of Technology student working on her doctoral thesis at the U.S.

June 23, 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


June 24, 2008