Materials science

Elucidating the Role of Boron

Elucidating the Role of Boron in Extending Persistence in Eu and Dy Co-doped by Cathodoluminescence, STEM-EDXS and Electron Diffraction


Argonne scientists announce first room-temperature magnetic skyrmion bubblesJune 12, 2015

Researchers at UCLA and Argonne announced today a new method for creating magnetic skyrmion bubbles at room temperature. The bubbles, a physics phenomenon thought to be an option for more energy-efficient and compact electronics, can be created with simple equipment and common materials.

Supramolecular Soft Matter
Supramolecular soft matter has the potential to mimic the structures and dynamics of biological systems, and it is therefore a rich platform for the development of bio-inspired materials. The interesting features of supramolecular soft materials include nanoscale control of dynamics, highly responsive behavior to external stimuli, capacity to self-heal defects, noncovalent co-localization of functional domains, and the use of self-assembly to optimize function, among many others.
Tribology researcher recognized for distinguished careerJune 9, 2015

Ali Erdemir has dedicated nearly his entire career to reducing the friction between moving parts, an effort that recently culminated in his receipt of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Mayo D. Hersey Award “in recognition of distinguished and continued contribution over a substantial period of time to the advancement of lubrication science and engineering.”

Possible Application of Flow Battery for Electric Vehicles with 300 Mile Range and 5 Minute Refill
A flow battery employing H2 as the fuel and one or more of highly soluble halate salts (such as 50 percent w/w LiBrO3aq.) as the oxidant presents a viable opportunity as a power source for fully electric vehicles which meets the specific energy, specific power, energy efficiency, cost, safety, and refill time requirements.