Hybrid & electric vehicles

Silver particles improve performance of battery materialDecember 16, 2014

Argonne materials scientist Larry Curtiss is part of an Argonne team working on a new battery architecture that uses lithium-oxygen bonds as it stores and releases energy, and silver as the metal catalyst that makes this possible.

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.

A plug fit for every carJune 1, 2014

If you can't find a charging cable for your cell phone, it's an inconvenience. But what if you’re away from home and can't find a charging station compatible with your electric vehicle?

FMC-Argonne project could expand use of company's lithium technologyMay 28, 2014

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory working with FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC), Charlotte, N.C., have developed novel materials that would help expand technology and product development by industries using the company's unique Stabilized Lithium Metal Powder (SLMP®).

Argonne Recognized for Excellence in Technology TransferApril 11, 2014

Argonne researchers receive 2014 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium

EcoCAR 3: An Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition

Argonne National Laboratory develops and has managed collegiate vehicle technology competitions for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for more than a decade. The latest of these, EcoCAR 3: An Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition is a four-year collegiate student competition and the only program of its kind. Kicking off in 2014, the competition offers an unparalleled hands-on, real-world experience to educate the next generation of automotive engineers.

GE makes durathon industrial battery to meet growing energy needs

A new long-life battery built to aid utility companies in meeting the growing energy demands created by electric vehicles and the integration of solar and wind power on the national power grid was developed with the help of high-energy X-rays.