Science Highlights

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When size matters: Yttrium oxide breaking down under pressure

A team working at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne has discovered that Y2O3 in nanometer-sized particles undergoes a definite phase transition under

December 1, 2010
New advances in computing for Very High Temperature Reactors

Argonne researchers adapted a simulation program to improve designs for Very High Temperature Reactors, a Gen IV class of new nuclear reactor designs, with the goal of reducin

December 1, 2010
The molecular mechanism of stretch activation in insect muscle

Research carried out at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory provides an important step toward a full understanding of the physiologically important pheno

December 21, 2010
Deciphering uncertainties in the cost of solar energy

Photovoltaic electricity is a rapidly growing renewable energy source and will ultimately assume a major role in global energy production.

January 1, 2011
Argonne researchers demonstrate benefits of automatic differentiation in studying nuclear simulation models

Sensitivity analysis is an important tool in the study of nuclear systems.

January 1, 2011
New computational framework for estimating wind power uncertainty

Researchers in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne, together with two doctoral students, have developed a computational framework that integrates a state-

February 1, 2011
Team develops computational strategies for optimal planning of inventory and distribution of industrial gases

Developing effective strategies for optimizing industrial gas distribution systems raises numerous challenges; short-term distribution planning decisions must be balanced with

February 1, 2011
Handcrafting nanoparticles into superstructures with light

One of the Holy Grails of modern nanoscience is to assemble nanoparticles—tiny pieces of matter with diameters in the billionth of a yard range—into larger structures of any d

March 1, 2011
The workings of a key staph enzyme and how to block it

Researchers using the Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source at Argonne have determined the structure and mechanism of an enzyme that performs the crucial first step in

March 1, 2011
Complexity in core-shell magnetic nanoparticles

Researchers at Purdue University and Argonne have found that the magnetic exchange bias coupling between core and shell depends critically on the "frozen spins" that reside at

March 1, 2011