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Tiny bubbles

The intrinsic beauty of bubbles — those thin watery spheres filled with air or other gases — has long captured the imagination of children and adults alike.
April 04, 2018
bubble formation and two-phase bubbly flow inside nuclear reactors
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Warm introductions to science and engineering

Dozens of female scientists and engineers welcomed middle-school girls to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory on Thursday, February 22, for a day full of learning about science and engineering.
March 07, 2018
Students learn about how computer scientists visualize data collected from researchers.
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All the right moves

Transporting hydrogen from its production site to a refueling station and ultimately into the tank of a consumer’s fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) is something of a chess game.
February 28, 2018
Argonne researchers have collaborated with several industry partners to develop a better hydrogen refueling method that can potentially save time and costs.
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Opening windows for new spintronic studies

A surprising discovery about spin-electron interactions in a specialized semiconductor material could potentially offer major advantages in speed, heat dissipation and power consumption in electronic devices.
February 22, 2018
 A strand of magnetic molecules atop a dense bed of “armchair” graphene nanoribbons — which appear as a series of closely spaced strings — grown on a gold crystal surface.
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Closing the loop on battery recycling

A novel model developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory allows industry, the Department and others to gauge the impact of recycling batteries in electric vehicles. It could further energize this market.
January 25, 2018
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Power hour

Many of us can trace the inspiration for careers or lifelong passions back to a single event or childhood activity.
January 15, 2018