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The wet road to fast and stable batteriesDecember 12, 2017

An international team of scientists —– including several researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory — – has discovered an anode battery material with superfast charging and stable operation over many thousands of cycles.

Department of Energy supports Argonne nuclear technologiesDecember 5, 2017

This fall, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced nearly $4.7 million in funding for the department’s Argonne National Laboratory across 16 projects in three divisions. Four of those TCF awards, representing more than $1 million in funds, are slated for Argonne’s Nuclear Engineering division.

“Holy Grail” for batteries: Solid-state magnesium battery a big step closer November 28, 2017

A team of Department of Energy (DOE) scientists at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) has discovered the fastest magnesium-ion solid-state conductor, a major step towards making solid-state magnesium-ion batteries that are both energy dense and safe.

Argonne appoints Chief of StaffNovember 21, 2017

Megan Clifford has been named Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, effective January 1, 2018.

Argonne scientists capture several R&D 100 AwardsNovember 21, 2017

Innovative technologies developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory recently earned several R&D 100 Awards.

Renewable opportunities abundant in IllinoisNovember 10, 2017

Huge amounts of organic waste are generated each year in the United States, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This creates a sizable market for technologies that can convert these wastes into usable products. The DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory has developed a simple and efficient process to do that.

Atlas wins ocean-themed competitionNovember 7, 2017

Startup in Argonne’s Chain Reaction Innovations wins international pitch competition Ocean Exchange.

Department of Energy awards flow into ArgonneOctober 18, 2017

DOE Secretary Rick Perry awarded Argonne with nearly $4.7 million in projects as part of the DOE’s Office of Technology Transition’s Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) in September.

Protective Coatings for Lithium Anodes

Technology available for licensing: Protective Coatings for Lithium Anodes

ANL-IN-16-168; US Patent Application No. 15/669,771