Argonne researchers to study Chicago emergency evacuation systemFebruary 13, 2015

A group of Argonne researchers will be studying methods and creating tools for building more resilient mass transit systems to evacuate major cities under a $2.9 million grant announced today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration.

New Acoustic Sensor for Chemical and Biological DetectionNovember 21, 2014

An improvement to surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor devices has significantly reduced energy losses by up to 50 percent. Zinc oxide filled microcavities were designed to trap energy near the SAW surface that otherwise would be lost to bulk waves.

Researchers develop new acoustic sensor for chemical and biological detectionNovember 17, 2014

A new microscopic acoustic device that has been dramatically improved by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has the potential to form a new test for ovarian cancer or the presence of a particular chemical.

Sensors and Detectors

Today, much of science focuses on observing signals that are extremely small, faint, or far away. In order to help push the boundaries of research, scientists and engineers at Argonne have pioneered the development of state-of-the-art sensors and detectors with capabilities that range from revolutionizing high-energy physics to helping to ensure our national security.

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.

Building a “smarter” water gridJune 1, 2014

Argonne researcher Tom Taxon is developing a system for real-time software modeling of water for a more intelligent water distribution system.