Materials science

ACCESS and NDW Press Kit

ACCESS: Bridging the gap between industry and Argonne energy storage expertise

The Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science (ACCESS) is a powerful collaborative of scientists and engineers from across Argonne that helps public and private-sector customers turn science into solutions. 

New Argonne centers connect business with energy storage, nanotechnology researchOctober 6, 2015

ACCESS and Nano Design Works will help expedite commercialization of technology.

Researchers measure how specific atoms move in dielectric materialsOctober 5, 2015

This article was originally published by North Caroliina State University.

Researchers from North Carolina State University  (NC State), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and UNSW Australia have measured the behavior of specific atoms in dielectric materials when exposed to an electric field. The work advances our understanding of dielectric materials, which are used in a wide variety of applications — from handheld electronics to defibrillators.

De Novo Design of Enzymatic Function

Design of a novel catalytic function in proteins and peptides, apart from its inherent practical value, is important for fundamental understanding of enzymatic activity. We will present applications of a computationally inexpensive, minimalistic approach to design of artificial enzymes.

Two representative cases will be discussed. 

DOE creates new Center for Computational Materials at ArgonneOctober 2, 2015

The invention of groundbreaking new energy technologies will be faster and less costly as scientists use supercomputers to invent useful new materials and engineer their properties and behavior from basic scientific principles.