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Jiajun Wang, Karen Chen and Jun Wang prepare a sample for study at NSLS beamline X8C. 03.26.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Track 3D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Battery Material During OperationExternal link

First 3D nanoscale observations of microstructural degradation during charge-discharge cycles could point to new ways to engineer battery electrode materials for better performance. Read More »

Argonne Director Peter Littlewood. 03.25.14FROM THE LABS

Peter B. Littlewood Appointed Director of Argonne National LaboratoryExternal link

Dr. Littlewood will guide the laboratory’s vision, identify new challenges, and develop a strategy to continue delivering world-renowned, mission-driven research and innovation. Read More »

Adding calcium atoms (orange spheres) between graphene planes (blue honeycomb) creates a superconducting material called CaC6. 03.21.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Discover Potential Way to Make Graphene SuperconductingExternal link

SLAC, Stanford study identifies long-sought path toward engineering materials for super-efficient nanoelectronics. Read More »

JCESR and NASA team up to conduct research for next generation batteries to be used in space. 03.20.14FROM THE LABS

Batteries in SpaceExternal link

The Argonne-led Joint Center for Energy Storage Research and NASA team up to conduct research into next-generation batteries to be used in space. Read More »

The Molecular Foundry is one of five DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs) dedicated to interdisciplinary research at the nanoscale. 03.18.14FROM THE LABS

Bright Future for Protein NanoprobesExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers discover new rules for single-particle imaging with light-emitting nanocrystals. Read More »

The LCLS will create 3-D images of single molecules using ultrafast pulses of very intense hard X-rays.03.12.14ARTICLE

Deep Insights from Thin Layers

Technique developed by a trio of national labs reveals secrets to proteins one layer at a time. Read More »

This graphical representation shows the layers of the 2-D LED and how it emits light. 03.10.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Build Thinnest-Possible LEDs to be Stronger, More Energy EfficientExternal link

University of Washington researchers supported by the Office of Science have created LEDs 10,000 smaller than the thickness of a human hair. Read More »

Conceptual drawing shows a flexible organic photovoltaic made from an acceptor of PCBM (buckyball with earth) and the donor of deuterated conducting polymer. 03.06.14FROM THE LABS

Solar SurpriseExternal link

Multidisciplinary ORNL team discovers unexpected effect of heavy hydrogen in organic solar cells. Read More »

Ames Laboratory scientists use ultra-fast laser spectroscopy to 03.04.14FROM THE LABS

Ultra-fast Laser Spectroscopy Lights Way to Understanding New MaterialsExternal link

Scientists at the Ames Laboratory are using the technique to “see” small but potentially significant changes to materials in real time. Read More »

Most times, the effects of corrosion are studied with regard to the metal surface.02.26.14ARTICLE

New Perspective on a Corrosive Problem

Supercomputers give Argonne Lab scientists new insight into the critical transition that drives the creation of corrosive conditions. Read More »