Making combustion more efficient requires a holistic view of chemical reactions that integrate theoretical and applied chemistry, physics, and advanced computing.
Combustion research at Argonne emphasizes studies of the dynamics and rates of gas-phase chemical reactions and the chemical and physical properties of key intermediates. Argonne researchers bring to bear a suite of validated theories, models, and computational tools to predict rates, products, and dynamics of chemical processes involved in combustion.
Argonne also develops experimental tools to enable the discovery of fundamental dynamics and processes that influence chemical reactivity. Argonne theoretical chemists develop complex models that incorporate complex chemistries that involve the turbulent flow and energy transport characteristics of real combustion processes.