Science Highlights

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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 long-term inventory d

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 desired shape and form

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 the formation of chol

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 the interface between

March 1, 2011
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 analysis methodology to quan

March 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
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
Building a better battery

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

May 1, 2011