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Newswise: Researchers eye manganese as key to safer, cheaper lithium-ion batteries
Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Researchers eye manganese as key to safer, cheaper lithium-ion batteries
Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Argonne National Laboratory are developing a technology that centers on manganese, one of Earth’s most abundant metals.

Newswise: Argonne’s Mitch Farmer honored for addressing challenges to U.S. nuclear energy industry
Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Argonne’s Mitch Farmer honored for addressing challenges to U.S. nuclear energy industry
Argonne National Laboratory

Nuclear engineer Mitch Farmer has been selected as a fellow by the American Nuclear Society for his work to improve light water reactor development, design and safety.

Newswise: JCESR lays foundation for safer, longer-lasting batteries
Released: 3-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
JCESR lays foundation for safer, longer-lasting batteries
Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers sped-up the motion of lithium ions in solid-state batteries using the paddlewheel effect.

Newswise: Deep learning system will monitor birds at solar facilities
Released: 3-Jun-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Deep learning system will monitor birds at solar facilities
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded $1.3 million from DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Office to develop technology that can cost-effectively monitor avian interactions with solar energy infrastructure.

Newswise: Argonne’s new menu of data storage software helps scientists realize findings earlier
Released: 1-Jun-2020 7:25 PM EDT
Argonne’s new menu of data storage software helps scientists realize findings earlier
Argonne National Laboratory

A research team, led by Argonne, is developing a new data navigation system called Mochi that will provide scientists with a menu of data services they can rapidly combine and customize to suit the particular needs of a specific science domain.

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Released: 29-May-2020 11:20 PM EDT
Theoretical breakthrough shows quantum fluids rotate by corkscrew mechanism
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists performed simulations of merging rotating superfluids, revealing a peculiar corkscrew-shaped mechanism that drives the fluids into rotation without the need for viscosity.

Newswise: Argonne researchers create active material out of microscopic spinning particles
Released: 28-May-2020 5:50 PM EDT
Argonne researchers create active material out of microscopic spinning particles
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers have created a new kind of self-healing active material out of “microspinners,” which self-assemble under a magnetic field to form a lattice.

Newswise: Researchers use ALCF resources to model the spread of COVID-19
Released: 27-May-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Researchers use ALCF resources to model the spread of COVID-19
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers lead highly detailed COVID-19 modeling efforts to understand how the virus spreads through populations.

Newswise: Argonne offers mentorship and resources to students in Department of Energy-sponsored graduate student research
Released: 26-May-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Argonne offers mentorship and resources to students in Department of Energy-sponsored graduate student research
Argonne National Laboratory

As part of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program, 62 graduate students were chosen to conduct thesis research across the national laboratory complex, including 12 students at Argonne.

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Released: 26-May-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Novel insight reveals topological tangle in unexpected corner of the universe
Argonne National Laboratory

In a recent theoretical study, scientists discovered the presence of the Hopfion topological structure in nano-sized particles of ferroelectrics — materials with promising applications in microelectronics and information technology.

Newswise: Platinum-free catalysts could make cheaper hydrogen fuel cells
Released: 20-May-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Platinum-free catalysts could make cheaper hydrogen fuel cells
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists studied platinum-free catalysts for important fuel cell reactions. The research provides understanding of the mechanisms that make the catalysts effective, and it could inform production of more efficient and cost-effective catalysts.

Newswise: Aurora workshop helps researchers ramp up preparations for exascale computing
Released: 19-May-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Aurora workshop helps researchers ramp up preparations for exascale computing
Argonne National Laboratory

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility recently hosted a workshop to help researchers advance code development efforts for Argonne’s upcoming exascale system, Aurora.

Newswise: Scientists use pressure to make liquid magnetism breakthrough
Released: 18-May-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Scientists use pressure to make liquid magnetism breakthrough
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists have forced a magnetic crystal into a spin liquid state, which may lead to insights into superconductivity and quantum computing.

Newswise: True colors: Using X-rays to trace the evolution of insects’ structural colors
Released: 18-May-2020 6:05 AM EDT
True colors: Using X-rays to trace the evolution of insects’ structural colors
Argonne National Laboratory

A team of researchers has used ultra-bright X-rays to analyze 13,000-year-old fossilized beetle wings to learn more about the evolution of structural colors.

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Released: 11-May-2020 6:30 PM EDT
Largest collection of 3D supernova simulations leads to new insights on explosion dynamics
Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers using DOE supercomputers, including Argonne’s Theta, produced pivotal 3D simulations to elucidate the physics behind the collapse of massive stars.

Newswise: World’s X-ray facilities team up to battle COVID-19
Released: 8-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
World’s X-ray facilities team up to battle COVID-19
Argonne National Laboratory

A group of the world’s best X-ray science facilities has developed a strategy for cooperatively combating COVID-19.

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Released: 7-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Bursting your (tiny) bubbles: New research points the way toward pore-free 3D printing
Argonne National Laboratory

New research conducted at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) points toward pore-free 3D printing of metal components, with no additional apparatus required.

Newswise: Argonne physicist Giulia Galli earns two top honors for outstanding research and leadership
Released: 6-May-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Argonne physicist Giulia Galli earns two top honors for outstanding research and leadership
Argonne National Laboratory

Galli elected to both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

Newswise: Investigating the dynamics of stability
Released: 6-May-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Investigating the dynamics of stability
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists have gained important insight into the mechanisms that drive stability and activity in materials during oxygen evolution reactions. This insight will guide the practical design of materials for electrochemical fuel production.

Newswise: Four Years of Calculations Lead to New Insights Into Muon Anomaly
Released: 5-May-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Four Years of Calculations Lead to New Insights Into Muon Anomaly
Argonne National Laboratory

For two decades, physicists have been trying to reconcile a gap between theoretical and experimental data on a particle called the muon. A new study, powered by Argonne's supercomputer Mira, sharpens one piece of the puzzle.

Newswise: Crystal power
Released: 4-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Crystal power
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have created and tested a single-crystal electrode that promises to yield pivotal discoveries for advanced batteries under development worldwide.

Newswise: Nanodevices for the brain could thwart formation of Alzheimer’s plaques
Released: 30-Apr-2020 9:05 AM EDT
Nanodevices for the brain could thwart formation of Alzheimer’s plaques
Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers designed a nanodevice with the potential to prevent peptides from forming dangerous plaques in the brain in order to halt development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Newswise: Polymer membranes could benefit from taking a dip
Released: 28-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Polymer membranes could benefit from taking a dip
Argonne National Laboratory

A new technique developed by a team including researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Argonne National Laboratory makes atomic layer deposition possible on nearly any membrane.

Newswise: Coupled magnetic materials show interesting properties for quantum applications
Released: 27-Apr-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Coupled magnetic materials show interesting properties for quantum applications
Argonne National Laboratory

In a new study led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, researchers have uncovered a novel way in which the excitations of magnetic spins in two different thin films can be strongly coupled to each other through their common interface.

Newswise: Argonne scientists fashion new class of X-ray detector
Released: 23-Apr-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Argonne scientists fashion new class of X-ray detector
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne and Los Alamos National Laboratories have identified a new class of X-ray detectors based on layered perovskites, a semiconducting material.

Newswise: Argonne Makes Everyday Earth Day
Released: 22-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Argonne Makes Everyday Earth Day
Argonne National Laboratory

As April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory lists its Top 10 green projects, setting itself as an example of honoring every day as Earth Day.

Newswise: Scientists uncover major cause of resistance in solid electrolytes
Released: 22-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Scientists uncover major cause of resistance in solid electrolytes
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists investigated grain boundaries in a solid electrolyte at an unprecedentedly small scale. The resulting insights provide new avenues for tuning chemical properties in the material to improve performance.

Newswise: Fourth cohort of 6 innovators selected for Chain Reaction Innovations program
Released: 21-Apr-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Fourth cohort of 6 innovators selected for Chain Reaction Innovations program
Argonne National Laboratory

Six new innovators will be joining Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the entrepreneurship program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, as part of the elite program’s fourth cohort.

Newswise: U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2021
Released: 15-Apr-2020 4:55 PM EDT
U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2021
Argonne National Laboratory

The INCITE program is now seeking proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research projects that require the power and scale of DOE’s leadership-class supercomputers.

Newswise: A step ahead in the race toward ultrafast imaging of single particles
Released: 8-Apr-2020 10:30 AM EDT
A step ahead in the race toward ultrafast imaging of single particles
Argonne National Laboratory

New research from Argonne National Laboratory takes a step toward the “holy grail” of imaging: the ability to see the structure of a single, free-form molecule at atomic resolution.

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Released: 7-Apr-2020 3:35 PM EDT
A unique heat storage technology gathers steam
Argonne National Laboratory

Many processes that generate electricity also produce heat, a potent energy resource that often goes untapped everywhere from factories to vehicles to power plants. An innovative system currently being developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory can quickly store heat and release it for use when needed, surpassing conventional storage options in both flexibility and efficiency.

Newswise: IMSA High School Internship advances DUNE project and showcases unexplored potential of physics
Released: 6-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT
IMSA High School Internship advances DUNE project and showcases unexplored potential of physics
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory’s Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) High School Internship Program has this year’s exceptionally bright high school students working on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)’s world-changing research.

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Released: 2-Apr-2020 5:50 PM EDT
Capturing 3D microstructures in real time
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers have invented a machine-learning based algorithm for quantitatively characterizing material microstructure in three dimensions and in real time. This algorithm applies to most structural materials of interest to industry.

Newswise: Preparing for exascale: Eliminating disruptions on the path to sustainable fusion energy
Released: 2-Apr-2020 5:00 PM EDT
Preparing for exascale: Eliminating disruptions on the path to sustainable fusion energy
Argonne National Laboratory

With the world’s most powerful path-to-exascale supercomputing resources at their disposal, William Tang and colleagues are combining computer muscle and AI to eliminate disruption of fusion reactions in the production of sustainable clean energy.

Newswise: Argonne’s Paul Dickman honored with nuclear waste management achievement award
Released: 31-Mar-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Argonne’s Paul Dickman honored with nuclear waste management achievement award
Argonne National Laboratory

Paul Dickman has been named a Waste Management Symposium Fellow for 2020.

Newswise: Argonne and CERN weigh in on the origin of heavy elements
Released: 30-Mar-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Argonne and CERN weigh in on the origin of heavy elements
Argonne National Laboratory

Nuclear physicists from Argonne National Laboratory led an international physics experiment conducted at CERN that utilizes novel techniques developed at Argonne to study the nature and origin of heavy elements in the universe.

Newswise: Argonne's researchers and facilities playing a key role in the fight against COVID-19
Released: 27-Mar-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Argonne's researchers and facilities playing a key role in the fight against COVID-19
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists are working around the clock to analyze the virus to find new treatments and cures, predict how it will propagate through the population, and make sure that our supply chains remain intact.

Newswise: Teamwork Triumphs at 2020 Illinois Regional Middle School Science Bowl
Released: 26-Mar-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Teamwork Triumphs at 2020 Illinois Regional Middle School Science Bowl
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory Educational Programs and Outreach hosted the 2020 Illinois Regional Science Bowl Competition, where 15 different schools competed in trivia across a wide range of STEM topics.

Newswise: Argonne uses artificial intelligence to improve the safety and design of advanced nuclear reactors
Released: 25-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Argonne uses artificial intelligence to improve the safety and design of advanced nuclear reactors
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists and engineers are looking toward AI — specifically, machine learning — to help us better understand the mechanics that govern nuclear reactors.

Newswise: Argonne scientists lead push to strengthen cybersecurity in sports stadiums
Released: 24-Mar-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Argonne scientists lead push to strengthen cybersecurity in sports stadiums
Argonne National Laboratory

To combat the cyber threat in sports, Argonne scientists built an assessment tool for team and stadium owners to fix vulnerabilities.

Newswise: Argonne experts help Department of Energy strengthen energy security in Moldova
Released: 19-Mar-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Argonne experts help Department of Energy strengthen energy security in Moldova
Argonne National Laboratory

In the fall of 2019, Moldova needed to identify viable alternative routes and sources of natural gas in the event of a disruption in natural gas supply to the country during the 2019-2020 winter. Through the U.S. Department of Energy-led Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation (P-TEC), experts from Argonne and the U.S. Government provided assistance to Moldova in developing a plan to prepare and respond to the potential supply disruptions.

Newswise: New Argonne 3D printing method could transform recycling material behind vital medical isotope
Released: 18-Mar-2020 11:55 AM EDT
New Argonne 3D printing method could transform recycling material behind vital medical isotope
Argonne National Laboratory

For the first time in the U.S., Argonne scientists have used 3D printing to scale up the recycling of the precursors of an important medical isotope.

Newswise: Argonne looks to power electric aviation with new dynamic system simulation tool
Released: 12-Mar-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Argonne looks to power electric aviation with new dynamic system simulation tool
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at Argonne have built software to measure how to conserve energy in flight with 21st century vehicles — including electric and hybrid airplanes and drones.

Newswise: New $21.4 million U.S.-Israel center aims to develop water-energy technologies
Released: 11-Mar-2020 4:50 PM EDT
New $21.4 million U.S.-Israel center aims to develop water-energy technologies
Argonne National Laboratory

A U.S.-Israel team that includes researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has received $21.4 million to develop new technologies to help solve global water challenges.

Newswise: How decades of work at Argonne led to a pivotal moment for U.S. nuclear plants
Released: 11-Mar-2020 2:35 PM EDT
How decades of work at Argonne led to a pivotal moment for U.S. nuclear plants
Argonne National Laboratory

Severe accident research at Argonne Lab helped the nuclear power industry ensure safety while avoiding $1 billion in unnecessary costs in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

Newswise: Argonne’s Valerii Vinokur awarded Fritz London Prize
Released: 7-Mar-2020 9:30 AM EST
Argonne’s Valerii Vinokur awarded Fritz London Prize
Argonne National Laboratory

Valerii Vinokur, a senior scientist and distinguished fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has been awarded the Fritz London Memorial Prize for his work in condensed matter and theoretical physics.

Newswise: Argonne’s pioneering user facility to add magic number factory
Released: 5-Mar-2020 6:50 PM EST
Argonne’s pioneering user facility to add magic number factory
Argonne National Laboratory

A forthcoming N = 126 Factory will investigate one of the great questions in physics and chemistry: how were the heavy elements from iron to uranium created?

Newswise: The modern electric grid needs smarter modeling for improving resilience, study finds
Released: 4-Mar-2020 1:45 PM EST
The modern electric grid needs smarter modeling for improving resilience, study finds
Argonne National Laboratory

Many studies do not adequately consider the two-way nature of this relationship and its impact on grid resilience.

Newswise: New Coronavirus Protein Reveals Drug Target
Released: 3-Mar-2020 1:10 PM EST
New Coronavirus Protein Reveals Drug Target
Argonne National Laboratory

A potential drug target has been identified in a newly mapped protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The structure was solved by a team including the University of Chicago (U of C), the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine (UCR).

Newswise: A joint venture at the nanoscale
Released: 3-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EST
A joint venture at the nanoscale
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory report fabricating and testing a superconducting nanowire device applicable to high-speed photon counting. This pivotal invention will allow nuclear physics experiments that were previously thought impossible.


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