Chemical sciences & engineering

Scientists see nanoparticles form larger structures in real timeApril 19, 2013

In a new study performed at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, researchers have for the first time seen the self-assembly of nanoparticle chains in situ, that is, in place as it occurs in real-time.

Dynamic separability of multiple reaction pathwaysApril 15, 2013

Paper shows that tight and roaming pathways may be treated as separable to a good approximation. Authors identify features of the potential energy landscape that serve as mechanism dividers.

Nanoscale 'Goldilocks' phenomenon could improve biofuel production January 15, 2013

In a case of the Goldilocks story retold at the molecular level, scientists at Argonne and Northwestern University have discovered a new path to the development of more stable and efficient catalysts.

Two Argonne scientists named 2012 AAAS fellowsDecember 5, 2012

Computational scientist Paul Fischer and chemist Lin Chen of Argonne have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Caught in the light: Studying photostorageSeptember 24, 2012

A team of scientists successfully elucidated the mechanism of the photostorage step in the thermally reversible photoisomerization of FvRu2(CO)4.

The research bench meets industry: New facility scales up production of battery materialsAugust 21, 2012

Argonne’s new Materials Engineering Research Facility allows researchers to safely determine fast and economical ways of producing large quantities of advanced battery materials for commercial testing.