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Meet the Director: Hans Christen

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This is one in a ongoing series of profiles on the directors of the Department of Energy Office of Science-stewarded user facilities.These scientists lead a variety of research institutions that provide researchers with the most advanced tools of modern science including accelerators, colliders, supercomputers, light sources and neutron sources, as well as facilities for studying the nano world, the environment, and the atmosphere.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Basic Energy Research, Chemistry, Chemical Science, chemical sciences, ion, ions, inorganic chemistry, Inorganics, Inorganic, Organic Chemistry, University of Texas, Austin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL, University of Kansas, Indiana University, Journal Of The American Chemical Society, Jacs, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Separation, Separations, ion removal, foldamer, foldamers, chleate, Removal, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Power Generation, Nuclear Waste, nuclear waste disposal, nuclear waste management, radioactive waste, Waste Disposal, waste management, Waste, nuclear fuel reprocessing, nuclear fuel, Nuclear Fuels

Casting a Wide Net

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Designed molecules will provide positive impacts in energy production by selectively removing unwanted ions from complex solutions.

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Biological and Environmental Research, biological and environmental sciences, Synthetic Biology, ACS Synthetic Biology, Joint Genome Institute, Joint Genome Center, Genomics, Software, DNA, Dna Analysis, DNA assembly, Dna Sequence, DNA sequences, Dna Sequencing, DNA sequencing by synthesis, Gene, Gene Discovery, genes, Fuels, Boost, JGI, Biology (Genetics), Biology, Biology And Business Of Biofuels, genetic, DOE JGI

New Software Tools Streamline DNA Sequence Design-and-Build Process

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Enhanced software tools will accelerate gene discovery and characterization, vital for new forms of fuel production.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Basic Energy Research, Energy Frontier Research Center, Energy Frontier Research Centers, EFRC, UNC, Center for Solar Fuels, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, NERSC, Simulation, Simulations, Semiconductor, Electron, Electrons, Computer Modeling, computer modelling, Computer Models, Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Solar Cell, Solar Cells, solar panel, Solar Panels, Solar energy , Solar Energy, solar energy devices, dye-sensitized solar cells, dye, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, Silicon, silicon and solar cells, Semiconducting

The Ultrafast Interplay Between Molecules and Materials

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Computer calculations by the Center for Solar Fuels, an Energy Frontier Research Center, shed light on nebulous interactions in semiconductors relevant to dye-sensitized solar cells.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Basic Energy Research, Supercapacitor, supercapacitors, Energy & Environmental Science, energy & environmental research, Batteries, Battery, wood, wood chips, wood fiber, basswood, biodegradable supercapacitor, Biodegradable, biodegradable materials, Capacity, Capacitance, capacity building, Energy Frontier Research Center, Energy Frontier Research Centers, EFRC, Electricity, Energy Storage, NEES, Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage, Nanoscience, nanosciences

Supercapacitors: WOODn’t That Be Nice

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Researchers at Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage, an Energy Frontier Research Center, take advantage of nature-made materials and structure for energy storage research.

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Advanced Scientific Computing Research, ASCR, BER, Biological and Environmental Research, biological and environmental sciences, Science, Groundwater, Groundwater flow, transpiration, Plants, Plant, Interoperable Design of Extreme-scale Application Software, syracuse university, Colorado School Of Mines, Water, Global Water Supply, Water Supplies, Water Supply, atmosphere science, water table, water use, Plant traits, Modeling, water resource, Water Resources, water resources management, Vegetation, vegetation impacts, Earth System, earth system models, earth system science, earth systems science

Groundwater Flow Is Key for Modeling the Global Water Cycle

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Water table depth and groundwater flow are vital to understanding the amount of water that plants transmit to the atmosphere.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Basic Energy Research, SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, DFT, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Reactions, reaction network, Chemistry, Chemical Reactions, Chemical Reaction, chemical reactivity, Nature Communications, Nature Communication, Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Catalysis, Catalyst, Catalysts, Combustion, Combustion Research, Computational, Computational Chemistry, Models, Chemical Analysis

Finding the Correct Path

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A new computational technique greatly simplifies the complex reaction networks common to catalysis and combustion fields.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Basic Energy Research, EFRC, ICDC, ACS Central Science , Energy Frontier Research Center, Energy Frontier Research Centers, Advanced Photon Source, Materials Research Collaborative Access Team, MRCAT, Plastic, Plastics, plastics manufacturing, Propane, Plastic Bottles, APS, Propylene, MOF, Metal Organic Frameworks, Mofs, Catalyst, Catalysts, heat, Cobalt, manufactuing, Manufacture, Materials, Material Science, material sciences, material characterization

Opening Efficient Routes to Everyday Plastics

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A new material from the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center, an Energy Frontier Research Center, facilitates the production of key industrial supplies.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Basic Energy Research, Nature Materials, Catalyst, Catalysts, Catalyst Technology, GOLD, Alloy, Alloys, alloy design, Silver, Nanoscience, nanosciences, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Advanced Light Source, ALS, CFN, Integrated Mesoscale Architectures for Sustainable Catalysis, EFRC, Energy Frontier Research Center, Energy Frontier Research Centers, Metals, chemical production, chemical manufacture, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Oxygen, bimetallic catalyst

Fight to the Top: Silver and Gold Compete for the Surface of a Bimetallic Solid

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It’s the classic plot of a buddy movie. Two struggling bodies team up to drive the plot and do good together. That same idea, when it comes to metals, could help scientists solve a big problem: the amount of energy consumed by making chemicals.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Basic Energy Research, Center for Excitonics, EFRC, Energy Frontier Research Center, Energy Frontier Research Centers, Windows, Light, Materials, Metal Organic Frameworks, MOF, Chem, MOF-74, Electrochemical, electrochromic polymer, smart window, smart windows, Blinds, Exciton, Excitons, photochemical sciences, Photochemistry, Material

Saving Energy Through Light Control

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New materials, designed by researchers at the Center for Excitonics, an Energy Frontier Research Center, can reduce energy consumption with the flip of a switch.







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