Environmental science & technology

Two Argonne scientists recognized for their influenceJune 23, 2014

Argonne scientists Yugang Sun and David Streets were recognized as being in the top one percent of the most highly cited scientists in their respective fields.

Composition of Earth’s mantle revisited thanks to research at Argonne’s Advanced Photon SourceJune 17, 2014

Research published last week in Science suggested that the makeup of the Earth’s lower mantle, which makes up the largest part of the Earth by volume, is significantly different than previously thought.

Argonne Now Magazine - Summer 2014

In the summer 2014 issue of the Argonne magazine, learn about "The Science that Stumped Einstein," find out how we are addressing crime, social unrest, and buses by finding patterns in data in "City of Big Data," and take a trip back to 19th-century Chicago to get perspective on the ongoing issue of soot and carbon in the air in "The Volcano of a Hundred Thousand Mouths." Also featuring Ask a Scientist, fun facts, infographics, The Secret Lives of Scientists, and more.

Relations Between Biofilm Viscoelasticity and Biofouling Extent of Reverse Osmosis Membranes: Case Study of Cellulose in the EPS Matrix
This project aims to investigate, in a controlled manner, whether changes in the extracellular polymeric matrix (EPS) compartments will influence the biofilm-membrane relationship that is in charge for changes in permeate flux and salt rejection. A model component that was chosen to be investigated in the EPS matrix of the marine bacterium, Vibrio fischeri, is cellulose. We examine the effects of cellulose, contained in the EPS, on its coherence and viscoelastic properties.
The Volcano of a Hundred Thousand MouthsJune 1, 2014

Tiny carbon particles could play a larger role in climate change than we thought.

The secret lives of scientists & engineers: Bill GasperJune 1, 2014

This Argonne employee keeps 100,000 bees in his backyard.