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A T-shaped battery replica (left) is positioned near a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle. Argonne National Laboratory and LG Chem, Ltd., announced today that they have reached a licensing agreement to make and use Argonne's patented cathode material technology in lithium-ion battery cells. The technology is in the battery cell that is powering the Volt. Photo courtesy General Motors.
LG Chem, Argonne sign licensing deal to make, commercialize advanced battery material

Argonne National Laboratory and LG Chem, Ltd., announced today that they have reached a licensing agreement to make and use Argonne's patented cathode material technology in lithium-ion battery cells.

January 6, 2011
GE acquires Argonne-UChicago start-up SmartSignal

GE Intelligent Platforms has purchased SmartSignal, a company started by the University of Chicago based on technology developed at Argonne National Laboratory.

January 6, 2011
Argonne scientist Karena Chapman examines the diamond anvil pressure cell at the Advanced Photon Source.
New research could lead to practical uses for metal-organic frameworks

ARGONNE, Ill. – Scientists at U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National laboratory are putting the pressure on metal-organic frameworks (MOF).

September 24, 2010
Argonne National Laboratory battery researchers (from left) Khalil Amine, Chris Johnson, Sun-Ho Kang and Mike Thackeray flank a continuously stirred tank reactor used to produce scaled-up quantities of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. Argonne's lithium-ion battery technology will be commercialized by chemical company BASF under a licensing agreement announced on June 3.
Argonne's lithium-ion battery technology to be commercialized by BASF

Argonne National Laboratory and BASF, the world's largest chemical company, have signed a world-wide licensing agreement to mass produce and market Argonne's patented composite cathode materials to manufacturers of advanced lithium-ion batteries.

June 3, 2009
Argonne researchers (left) Zonghai Chen, Khalil Amine, and Ilias Belharouak won an Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for a battery system expected to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as America's dependence of imported oil. The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer presented the award for a "very high power battery system" based on a nano-lithium titanate.
Argonne scientists receive tech transfer award for battery R&D

Three scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have won an Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for a battery system expected to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as America's dependence on imported oil.

May 8, 2009
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (left) and Argonne Director Robert Rosner announce a partnership to establish a national Battery Manufacturing R&D Center.
Kentucky, Argonne partner to help build domestic battery industry

The Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville are partnering with Argonne National Laboratory to establish a national Battery Manufacturing R&D Center to help develop and deploy a domestic supply of advanced battery technologies for vehicle applications that will aid in securing U.S. energy independence, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help in strengthening the economy.

April 8, 2009
Argonne nuclear engineer Yung Liu examines data using the radio-frequency identification device developed at the laboratory. The technology allows users not only track nuclear materials, but also remotely monitor environmental and physical conditions such as temperature and humidity.
New RFID technology tracks and monitors nuclear materials

Radio frequency identification devices have been widely used for tracking for years; recently, scientists from Argonne National Laboratory have developed a unique tracking technology that also monitors the environmental and physical conditions of containers of nuclear materials in storage and transportation.

March 24, 2009
KIDNEY-COOLING VIDEO – Click the image above to view a computer model (24 MB .avi file) of a kidney being cooled by ice slurry. The kidney is initially at a uniform 37 C (red) and is cooled over its entire surface by coating it with ice slurry at 0 C (blue). The model was created by Jimmy Chang using the ABAQUS computational code.
Ice slurry technology can save heart attack victims, surgery patients

Researchers have begun to develop a new technique that can reduce the brain and other organs' demand for oxygen, giving doctors precious extra time to diagnose and treat critical patients in emergencies while also protecting the heart, brain, kidneys and spinal cord in planned surgeries.

October 31, 2008
Scientist Yu-Sheng Chen calibrates the needle of the X-ray diffraction machine at ChemMatCARS in the Advanced Photon Source. The beamline is the only place in the U.S. able to examine the small crystals of compound that may be able to identify biological and chemical weapons.
Compound could help detect chemical, biological weapons

A light-transmitting compound that could one day be used in high-efficiency fiber optics and sensors that detect biological and chemical weapons at long distance almost went undiscovered by scientists because its structure was too difficult to examine.

September 26, 2008
Argonne researchers win two R&D 100 Awards

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and their industrial partners have won two R&D 100 Awards for innovative fluid sealing and lithium-ion battery technologies.

July 17, 2008