Argonne National Laboratory

Science Highlights

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Building a better battery

Researchers utilizing a suite of advanced techniques, including the resources of the U.S.

May 1, 2011
Argonne studies used to develop new SAE testing procedures for hybrid vehicles

Plug-In Hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) are undergoing intense development and will be mass-produced within the next year.

June 1, 2011
Lithium-Ion Battery Electrolyte Material Scale-Up

Scientists at Argonne have recently developed an improved, scalable process for the synthesis of the lithium-ion battery solvent (ANL-1NM3) and have successfully generated 3,357g of high purity (&g

June 1, 2011
C and N in cPOM, fPOM, and MAOM fractions under ambient and elevated CO2. Values are CO2 by species interaction means, and error bars are ±1 SE.
Elevated CO2 and O3 alter soil organic matter cycling in northern deciduous forest

Scientists from Argonne and two Midwest universities used DOE's Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) experiment to show that elevated CO2 levels increase the cycling of carbon and n

June 1, 2011
Argonne's MG-RAST metagenome analysis server passes 1-terabase milestone

MG-RAST, the metagenome analysis server developed and operated by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago, has reached a new milestone: 1 terabase (1,012 basepairs)

July 1, 2011
Coherent Diffractive Imaging in Living Color

Exactly 150 years after the first color photograph was produced, scientists have devised a way of employing the full spectrum of colors from synchrotron and free-electron laser x radiation to image

August 1, 2011
Brain Iron as an Early Predictor of Alzheimer's Disease

New scientific information relevant to Alzheimer's disease, obtained by researchers utilizing the U. S.

August 1, 2011
Extending Resonant Diffraction to Very High Energies for Structural Studies of Complex Materials

Researchers utilizing the U.S.

August 1, 2011
Metallic Glass: A Crystal at Heart

Researchers squeezed samples of a metallic glass between the tips of two diamonds in a diamond anvil cell at X-ray beamline 16-ID-B of the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team at the U.S.

August 1, 2011
An Understanding of Elastin's Properties Springs Forth

Physiological flexibility comes from the protein elastin, deriving properties from the building-block molecule tropoelastin, which behaves as an ideal elastomer because it loses no energy between s

September 1, 2011