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NOx KILLER – A catalyst developed by Argonne researchers could help diesel truck manufacturers eliminate harmful nitrogen-oxide emissions from diesel exhausts. The catalyst, currently being tested in the form of extrudates, is shown here by researcher Chris Marshall. Having performed well in lab tests, the next step is to subject the catalyst to testing using real diesel exhaust. These tests will take place soon at Argonne's Diesel Engine Test Facility. The catalyst will be placed in the reactor at left which is then connected to the diesel engine pictured in the background with post-doctoral researcher Sundar Krishnan, left, and Argonne researcher Steve Ciatti. Photo by George Joch.
New catalyst helps eliminate NOx from diesel exhaust

A catalyst developed by Argonne researchers could help diesel truck manufacturers eliminate harmful nitrogen-oxide emissions from diesel exhausts.

April 27, 2007
A survey of the six counties surrounding the Anniston Army Storage Depot found that more than 4,600 residents reported disabilities and special needs that would impact their evacuation in case of a public emergency. Argonne 's new Special Population Planner software can help emergency agencies prepare to meet their needs.
New software helps emergency planners assist people with special needs

Emergency preparedness planners will be able to better prepare individuals with special needs thanks to new open-source software developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

May 11, 2007
Matthias Bode, Center for Nanoscale Materials, is shown with his enhanced spin polarized scanning tunneling microscope (SP-STM). His enhanced technique allows scientists to observe the magnetism of single atoms. Use of this method could lead to better magnetic storage devices for computers and other electronics.
Magnetic 'handedness' could lead to better magnetic storage devices

ARGONNE, Ill. – Better magnetic storage devices for computers and other electronics could result from new work by researchers in the United States and Germany.

May 25, 2007
Argonne researcher Ali Erdemir performs a friction test on a metal disc coated with a solution of motor oil with nano-boric acid particles.
Nano-boric acid makes motor oil more slippery

One key to saving the environment, improving our economy and reducing our dependence on foreign oil might just be sitting in your mother's medicine cabinet.

August 3, 2007
R&D-100 WINNER – Argonne's Access Grid creates a collaborative environment in which users at manylocations can see and hear each other as if they were all in the same room.
Access Grid connects collaborators, earns R&D 100 Award

After a vision nearly 10 years ago to build a system to enable group-to-group collaboration using scalable computing and networking technology, researchers at the Department of Energy's Argonne Nat

August 17, 2007
Argonne materials scientist Ulrich Welp prepares to test a sample. Photo by George Joch.
New T-ray source could improve airport security, cancer detection

Scientists at Argonne, along with collaborators in Turkey and Japan, have created a compact device that could lead to portable, battery-operated sources of T-rays, or terahertz radiation.

November 23, 2007
Argonne breakthrough may revolutionize ethylene production

A new environmentally friendly technology created by scientists at Argonne may revolutionize the production of the world's most commonly produced organic compound: ethylene.

February 5, 2008
Argonne's lithium-ion battery technology to be commercialized by Japan's Toda Kogyo

Argonne National Laboratory and Toda Kogyo Corp. of Japan have reached a world-wide licensing agreement for the commercial production and sales of Argonne's patented composite cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

March 13, 2008
Argonne materials scientist Arun Wagh displays three plates made of Ceramicrete, the same composite that is now used as the basis for casks that can safely store nuclear material.
Innovative cement helps DOE safeguard nuclear facilities

When Argonne materials scientists Arun Wagh and Dileep Singh initially developed Ceramicrete®, a novel phosphate cement that stabilizes radioactive waste streams, they did not immediately recognize that with one or two extra ingredients, the cement could solve another problem in the nuclear complex.

April 25, 2008
Newest GREET model updates environmental impacts of latest transportation fuels, vehicle technologies

The newest version of the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model from Argonne will provide researchers with even more tools to evaluate and compare the environmental impacts of new transportation fuels and advanced vehicle technologies.

May 8, 2008