Surface & interface studies

Shape-shifting groups of nanorods release heat differentlyFebruary 18, 2015

Researchers at Argonne have revealed previously unobserved behaviors that show how the transfer of heat at the nanoscale causes nanoparticles to change shape in groups.

High-speed Visualization of Polarization Charges using a Nanoscale ProbeFebruary 4, 2015

A new scanning probe microscopy technique, charge gradient microscopy, is being used to study the complex dynamics of polar domain nucleation and growth.

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.

Atomic 'mismatch' creates nano 'dumbbells'December 4, 2014

Thanks to a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, researchers are closer to understanding the process by which nanoparticles made of more than one material – called heterostructured nanoparticles – form.