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The composite image shows some of the chemical species measured in a flat premixed flame at the Advanced Light Source.12.01.11Science Highlights

Peering into the Flame

New insights from synchrotron-based studies are helping to assess the potential of new biofuels. Read More »

In carrier multiplication (CM), a single photon from sunlight creates two electron-hole pairs12.01.11Science Highlights

Nanocrystal Solar Cells Squeeze Extra Juice Out of Sunlight

Laboratory measurements of “carrier multiplication” verified in real solar energy photovoltaic devices made of tiny quantum dots. Read More »

Movement and coalescence of catalyst particles in response to aging in fuel cells.12.01.11Science Highlights

Fuel Cell Catalysts Caught in the Act of Aging

Researchers have captured the first three-dimensional images of changes in shape, composition, and position of individual catalyst particles during electrochemical cycling. Read More »

Spectroscopic Fingerprinting12.01.11Science Highlights

A New Tool to Probe the Inner Workings of Rechargeable Batteries

A new spectroscopic “fingerprinting” technique has been developed at a DOE user facility to identify chemical degradation products deep inside a working rechargeable battery. Read More »

Atomic tomography image showing precipitates in an aluminum alloy.12.01.11Science Highlights

New Aluminum Alloys for Energy-Efficient Transportation

High resolution imaging of atomic structure results in improved design of aluminum alloys. Read More »

Shown is a 3D, whole-star simulation of the GCD model of a Type Ia supernova at the moment at which a detonation wave begins to sweep through the white dwarf star, incinerating it.11.29.11Article

Amazing Mirrors and Superlative Supercomputers

Argonne's Mira will accelerate scientific discoveries and societal benefits. Read More »

These images show the simulated monthly averaged distribution of the total column water vapor from a high-resolution configuration of the Community Climate System Model Community Atmospheric Model. 11.28.11Article

Constrained Budgets, Critical PrioritiesExternal link

Column by Office of Science Director Bill Brinkman shows that basic research keeps our nation competitive.
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11.28.11Press Release

Secretary Chu Announces 2011 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Winners

US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today the winners of the 2011 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for their outstanding contributions in research and development supporting the Department of Energy and its missions.
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Using a machine developed and tested at Argonne National Laboratory, technicians apply special no-drip glue to a NOvA panel to create blocks that are 16 meters by 16 meters square and weigh 200 tons. 11.17.11From the Labs

Massive Plastic Detector Passes Pivotal TestExternal link

15,000 ton NOvA detector being built to track nature’s tiniest known particles.
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Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Taek Soon Lee, and Mario Ouellet of the DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute team that used microbes to synthesize a bio-based drop-in substitute for diesel fuel.11.15.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Brewing Renewable Diesel

Researchers at a DOE Bioenergy Research Center use microbes to synthesize a drop-in replacement for standard diesel transportation fuel.
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