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The work done in Argonne’s Materials Science Division pursues the foundations of how electrons, atoms, and molecules organize themselves to give rise to the remarkable properties that underpin the functioning of everything from smartphones to MRI machines. The collaborative work done in the Materials Science Division brings together scientists with world-class expertise in synthesis, characterization, and theory to achieve a better understanding and appreciation of the small-scale phenomena that make materials behave in the ways that they do.

Through partnerships at the laboratory and with colleagues from academia and industry around the world, researchers in Argonne’s Materials Science Division work to understand material behavior, which is the first step towards the creation of new devices and technologies with broad societal impact.


Materials Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Building 241
Lemont, IL 60439