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Argonne scientists Badri Narayanan (left) and Subramanian Sankaranarayanan (right) are co-authors of the Science paper, titled “Quantitative 3D Evolution of Colloidal Nanoparticle Oxidation in Solution,” along with the following researchers (not pictured): Yugang Sun, Xiaobing Zuo, Sheng Peng and Ganesh Kamath. (Image by Wes Agresta/Argonne National Laboratory.)
New study reveals the mystery behind the formation of hollowed nanoparticles during metal oxidation

In a newly published Science paper, Argonne and Temple University researchers reveal new knowledge about the behavior of metal nanoparticles when they undergo oxidation, by integrating X-ray imaging and computer modeling and simulation. This knowledge adds to our understanding of fundamental processes like oxidation and corrosion.

April 21, 2017
Cross-section scanning electron microscopy image after hydrogen silsesquioxane patterning, sequential infiltration synthesis and removal of initiated chemical vapor deposition topcoat and organic components. (Image by Hyo Seon Suh / University of Chicago
Self-assembling polymers provide thin nanowire template

In a recent study, a team of researchers from Argonne, the University of Chicago and MIT has developed a new way to create some of the world’s thinnest wires, using a process that could enable mass manufacturing with standard types of equipment.

April 11, 2017
A Nobel Laureate and Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Alexei Abrikosov made significant contributions to the field of superconductivity.
Argonne scientist and Nobel Laureate Alexei Abrikosov dies at 88

Alexei Abrikosov, an acclaimed physicist at Argonne National Laboratory who received the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on superconducting materials, died Wednesday, March 29. He was 88.

March 30, 2017
Valerie Taylor will be the next division director for Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Valerie Taylor named Argonne National Laboratory’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division director

Computer scientist Valerie Taylor has been appointed as the next director of the Mathematics and Computer Science division at Argonne, effective July 3, 2017.

March 24, 2017
Argonne postdoctoral researcher Ed Barry wrings out a sheet of Oleo Sponge during tests at Argonne. Photo by Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory; click to view larger.
Argonne invents reusable sponge that soaks up oil, could revolutionize oil spill and diesel cleanup

Scientists at Argonne have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that not only easily adsorbs spilled oil from water, but is also reusable and can pull dispersed oil from the entire water column—not just the surface.

March 6, 2017
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory created tiny swirling vortices out of magnetic particles, providing insight into the behavior that governs such systems—which opens up new opportunities for materials and devices with new properties. Image courtesy Alexey Snezhko.
Researchers coax particles to form vortices using magnetic fields

Researchers at Argonne created tiny swirling vortices out of magnetic particles, providing insight into the behavior that governs such systems—which opens up new opportunities for materials and devices with new properties.

February 24, 2017
A team of researchers from Argonne, the Lille University of Science and Technology and the University of Picardie Jules Verne have laid out a theoretical map to use ferroelectric material (a class of materials whose polarization can be controlled with electric fields) to process information using multivalued logic – a leap beyond the simple ones and zeroes that make up our current computing systems that could let us process information much more efficiently. The diagram shows the configurations (yellow dots) where stable energy positions could allow us to encode information in thin films of ferroelectric material. (Image credit: Baudry/Lukyanchuk/Vinokur.)
New study of ferroelectrics offers roadmap to multivalued logic for neuromorphic computing

Research published Wednesday in Nature Scientific Reports lays out a theoretical map to use ferroelectric material to process information using multivalued logic – a leap beyond the simple ones and zeroes that make up our current computing systems that could let us process information much more efficiently.

February 10, 2017
Simulation of turbulence inside an internal combustion engine, rendered using the advanced supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, an Office of Science User Facility. The ability to create such complex simulations helps researchers solve some of the world’s largest, most complex problems. (Image by George Giannakopoulos.)
Co-design centers to help make next-generation exascale computing a reality

As collaborators in four co-design centers created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP), researchers at Argonne are helping to overcome some of the complex challenges in developing exascale supercomputers.

January 27, 2017
Argonne physicist Kawtar Hafidi has been named the next director of the laboratory’s physics division. (Image by Wes Agresta/Argonne National Laboratory.)
Kawtar Hafidi named director of Physics Division

Argonne associate chief scientist Kawtar Hafidi has been named the laboratory’s next physics division director.

January 23, 2017
A scanning electron microscopy image of flexible haloimidazole crystals, which were found to show both ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties. (Image by Seungbum Hong/Argonne National Laboratory.)
Flexible ferroelectrics bring two material worlds together

Thanks to a new discovery by Argonne in collaboration with researchers at Northwestern University, scientists have pioneered a new class of materials with advanced functionalities that moves the idea of flexible ferroelectrics from the realm of oxymoron into reality.

January 16, 2017