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From left, researchers Ani Sumant, Ali Erdemir, Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Sanket Deshmukh, and Diana Berman combined diamond, graphene, and carbon to achieve superlubricity. (Click image to view larger.)
Slip sliding away: Graphene and diamonds prove a slippery combination

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have found a way to use tiny diamonds and graphene to give friction the slip, creating a new material combination that demonstrates the rare phenomenon of “superlubricity.”

May 22, 2015
Argonne mechanical engineer Sibendu Som and computational scientist Raymond Bair discuss combustion engine simulations conducted by researchers using the CONVERGE code at the Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI). (Click image to view larger.)
VERIFI code optimization yields three-fold increase in engine simulation speed

VERIFI has taken the next step in its work with Convergent Science, Inc., optimizing the code running the company’s CONVERGE engine modeling software and achieving a three-fold increase in speed. The new code allowed VERIFI to recently run the largest engine simulation conducted to date.

May 7, 2015
This wafer of nanocrystalline diamond provides one example of the technology that AKHAN Semiconductor has licensed from Argonne. Photo courtesy of Ani Sumant. (Click image to enlarge)
Argonne announces new licensing agreement with AKHAN Semiconductor

Argonne has announced a new intellectual property licensing agreement with AKHAN Semiconductor, continuing a productive public-private partnership that will bring diamond-based semiconductor technologies to market.

November 19, 2014
Experts are developing new engine combustion models that incorporate accurate descriptions of two-phase flows, chemistry, transport phenomena and device geometries to provide predictive simulations of engine and fuel performance. Click to enlarge.
Caterpillar, Argonne undertake cooperative virtual engine design, control project

Internal combustion engines are poised for dramatic breakthroughs in improving efficiency with lower emissions, thanks in part to low-temperature combustion regimes. Such regimes show great efficiency and emissions potential, but they present optimization and control challenges that must be addressed before they enter the engine mainstream.

June 30, 2014
Researchers have discovered how to overcome technical challenges that hindered use of Stabilized Lithium Metal Powder (SLMP®) in commercial applications by devising a way to incorporate a safe form of the lithium powder into any type of Li-ion battery, including those used for electric vehicles, enabling greater energy density, extended cycle-life and reduced manufacturing costs. Click to enlarge.
FMC-Argonne project could expand use of company's lithium technology

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory working with FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC), Charlotte, N.C., have developed novel materials that would help expand technology and product development by industries using the company's unique Stabilized Lithium Metal Powder (SLMP®).

May 28, 2014
Argonne researchers Michael Thackeray (left) and Khalil Amine, along with others at Argonne, co-developed battery materials that improve battery range and reliability, while simultaneously improving safety and reducing manufacturing cost. Click to enlarge.
Argonne battery technology confirmed by U.S. Patent Office

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is pleased to announce that after a careful reexamination of the relevant prior patents and publications, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has confirmed the novelty of U.S. Patent 6,677,082.

January 29, 2014
On Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne and Fermi national laboratories will sponsor their inaugural joint business fair: “Doing Business with Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories.” To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
Argonne, Fermi national laboratories to welcome local businesses Aug. 21

Argonne and Fermi national laboratories sponsor their inaugural joint business fair: “Doing Business with Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories.”

August 15, 2013
CalBattery has worked with Argonne for more than a year under a Work for Others agreement to develop the technology under the Department of Energy's Startup America program, which is part of a White House initiative to inspire and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship.
Argonne and CalBattery strike deal for silicon-graphene anode material

Argonne and California Lithium Battery, Inc., a Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator portfolio company, announced that they have signed a licensing agreement for an Argonne-developed, silicon-graphene composite anode material for high-energy lithium batteries.

February 25, 2013
Evigia Systems and Argonne announced today that they have finalized a licensing agreement.
Argonne, Evigia finalize licensing agreement for next-gen RFID sensor technology

Evigia Systems and Argonne announced today that they have finalized a licensing agreement.

July 16, 2012
Argonne materials scientist and distinguished fellow Ali Erdemir’s R&D 100 award recognizes an ultra-fast large-scale boriding process he developed. The process increases the durability and hardness of mechanical components.
Argonne wins four R&D 100 Awards

Four technologies developed by researchers at Argonne have received this year’s R&D 100 awards. The awards, organized by R&D magazine, are widely considered to be the "Oscars of Innovation."

June 20, 2012