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Manufacturing Science and Engineering

Materials for High-Stress Applications

Argonne’s research into materials for high-stress applications and harsh conditions develops materials that perform well under the rigors of challenging environments, such as pressure, temperature, and irradiation

Argonne’s research into materials for high-stress applications and harsh conditions develops materials that perform well under the rigors of challenging environments, such as pressure, temperature, and irradiation. These challenges include high chemical potentials or high temperatures for energy storage devices such as batteries as well as lightweighting applications such as multi-material joints.


Success Stories

Oleo Sponge

Reusable Sponge Soaks up Oil

Argonne’s Oleo Sponge absorbs oil from water, is reusable and can pull dispersed oil from the entire water column.

Jie Li and Alina Yan

Making Windows More Efficient

New nanofoam can improve the energy efficiency of existing single-pane windows in commercial and residential buildings.