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Argonne National Laboratory

Discovery Science

Fundamental research that drives innovation

Argonne is dedicated to the pursuit of big, ambitious ideas that redefine what is possible.

Argonne conducts fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic and molecular levels. Through dedication to rigorous inquiry and a collaborative approach, our broad research agenda and unique scientific facilities support a cross-cutting research program that advances the leading edge in basic research.


Estimating potential energy use, oil use and carbon emission impacts of advanced light- and heavy-duty vehicle technologies and alternative fuels

Small Worlds

Small Worlds is focused on developing a new multi-modal imaging capability for studying complex multi-agent processes in cells and systems of cells across spatial and temporal scales.