Science Highlights

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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
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
Tuning collective properties of artificial nanoparticle "supercrystals"

Researchers utilizing the U.S.

April 1, 2011
Lithium-ion electrolyte material process scale-up

Scientists at Argonne have recently developed an improved, scalable process for the synthesis of the lithium-ion battery overcharge protection redox shuttle (ANL-RS2) and have successfully generate

April 1, 2011
Argonne researcher Misun Min recognized for top paper

A paper by Argonne assistant computer scientist Misun Min and her collaborator Taehun Lee at the City College of City University of New York has been recognized as one of the "Top 25 Hottest Articl

April 1, 2011
The molecular mechanics of hearing and deafness

With the help of X-ray light sources at two DOE Office of Science national laboratories, including the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne, researchers have resolved the molecular structure of one ke

April 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