Science Highlights

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The consequences of disruptions to inland waterway systems

In a collaborative partnership with the Illinois Terrorism Task Force, multiple Federal agencies and Archer Daniels Midland Co., Argonne developed an end-to-end systems analys

March 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
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
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
Magnetic switching under pressure

Argonne and Eastern Washington University scientists, working at the Advanced Photon Source, have harnessed the power of extreme high pressure and discovered a novel approach

December 1, 2010
Quantum-Dot-Induced Transparency in a Nanoscale Plasmonic Resonator

Electrodynamic simulations show that a single semiconductor nanocrystal can induce nearly complete transparency in the optical scattering and extinction of a metal nanostructu

December 1, 2010
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