Science Highlights

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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
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
Superconducting cavity for ATLAS upgrade achieves world-record accelerating field

The prototype superconducting (SC) cavity for the ARRA-funded efficiency and intensity upgrade of the ATLAS facility has undergone first testing.

May 1, 2011
Building a better battery

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

May 1, 2011
Direct determination of electron injection barrier at metal/organic interfaces

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a technique to directly measure the energy barrier that electrical charges encounter when they move across the interface between metals and

May 1, 2011
Comparing photosynthetic and photovoltaic efficiencies and recognizing the potential for improvement

Comparing photosynthetic and photovoltaic efficiencies is not a simple issue.

May 1, 2011
Wastewater technologies for advanced metals removal

Researchers from Argonne and the Purdue University Calumet Water Institute have revealed promising technologies aimed at reducing mercury and vanadium in refinery wastewater going into the Great La

May 1, 2011
Scientists see reduction in radiation damage to proteins when a micron-sized X-ray beam is used to collect data

Radiation-induced damage to protein crystals limits the maximum achievable spatial resolution, even for cryo-cooled protein crystals.

May 1, 2011