Fundamental interactions

Three Argonne scientists combine for 100 years of combustion researchOctober 30, 2015

Chemists Lawrence Harding, Joe Michael, and Albert Wagner of Argonne National Laboratory have a century of combined experience in combustion chemistry.


To develop a more thorough understanding of combustion, scientists and engineers must be able to analyze the interaction of many different chemical species at high temperatures and pressures. Making combustion more efficient requires a holistic view of chemical reactions that integrate theoretical and applied chemistry, physics, and advanced computing.

Researchers create successful predictions of combustion reaction ratesJanuary 5, 2015

Researchers at Argonne and Sandia National Laboratories have demonstrated, for the first time, a method to successfully predict pressure-dependent chemical reaction rates, an important breakthrough in combustion and atmospheric chemistry that is expected to benefit auto and engine manufacturers, oil and gas utilities and other industries that employ combustion models.

Argonne researchers make new study of special type of chemical bondSeptember 29, 2014

Scientists have known for some time about the presence of agostic interactions involving lithium, carbon, and hydrogen atoms, but Argonne scientists wanted to determine what happened when an aluminum-containing fragment was appended to one of these organolithium complexes to form a lithium-aluminate compound.