If a drop of creamer falls from a spoon into a swirling cup of coffee, the whirlpool drags the drop into rotation. But what would happen if the coffee had no friction — no way to pull the drop into a synchronized spin?
The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program will give 12 graduate students the chance to develop their theses and dive into hands-on scientific research at Argonne National Laboratory.
The high cost of platinum catalysts used in hydrogen fuel cells limits the commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles. Scientists are studying alternative catalysts to increase cost-effectiveness and maintain efficiency of hydrogen fuel cells.
In a study published in ACS Nano, researchers studied the ability of common household fabrics to filter aerosol particles. The results could inform the production of effective homemade masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a study published in Nature Materials, researchers investigated grain boundaries in a solid electrolyte at an unprecedentedly small scale. The insight could provide new avenues for improving material performance.