Science Highlights

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Competitive adsorption observed with resonant anomalous X-ray reflectivity

We investigated how natural organic matter modifies the adsorption of heavy metals at the muscovite (001)-water interface using in-situ resonant anomalous X-ray reflectivity. The results provide fu

April 1, 2010
Quasicrystalline order at the nanoscale

Nanoparticles have a strong tendency to form periodic structures.

April 1, 2010
Better cathodes for lithium-ion batteries

Increased interest in the development of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries is spurring a multitude of investigations into ways of improving this potential alternative energy source. 

April 1, 2010
Nanoparticles can be redox mediators within cell machinery

Titania semiconductor-based hybrid nanomaterials are capable of integration with biological molecules and bio-systems. We (E. A. Rozhkova et.

April 1, 2010
An anti-cancer drug that stunts tumor growth

An anti-cancer drug, pazopanib, which is marketed as Votrient™ in the U.S. and Europe by its developer, GlaxoSmithKline, was developed in part by research at the U.S.

April 1, 2010
New catalyst for converting propane to propylene

Argonne scientists discovered a new catalyst for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane to propylene, one of the highest volume reactions carried out in the modern petrochemical industry.

May 1, 2010
Quick-change molecules caught in the act

The chemistry of life happens so fast that a millionth of a second is largely invisible to science and in that time, molecules change in ways we cannot see.

May 1, 2010
New metal deposition technique offers promise for fuel cells, pacemakers

Noble metal alloys have numerous applications in microelectronics, fuel cells, and medicine. For instance, platinum-iridium alloys are used for the electrodes in pacemakers.

May 1, 2010
Imaging feldspar reactivity with X-ray reflection interface microscopy

The mineral-fluid interface is the principal site of low-temperature geochemical processes at and near Earth’s surface, and exerts a powerful influence on natural geochemical cycles.

May 1, 2010
Plug-in hybrid engine thermal state and resulting efficiency

Testing plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) over standardized and real world drive cycles has shown relatively large fuel consumption differences between ambient cold starts and hot starts.  Losses on

May 1, 2010