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Argonne's Debt to 2019 Nobel Prize for Lithium-ion Battery
Argonne has a long and distinguished history of lithium-ion battery research and a personal connection to 2019 Nobel Prize winner, John Goodenough.
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New Function for Plant Enzyme Could Lead to Green Chemistry
Scientists at Brookhaven Lab have discovered a new function in a plant enzyme that could have implications for the design of new chemical catalysts.
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Research at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source Leads to New Ebola Drug
The ability to examine how specific antibodies react with the Ebola virus has led to the development of a promising drug w/ far higher survival rates.
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PNNL Watershed Sciences: Fluid, Fast, and Impactful
From microscopic bacteria in river sediments to vast watersheds to global-scale data and inquiries, a PNNL scientist plays a big research role.
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PNNL Researchers Make Splash with Machine Learning at SC19
At a conference featuring the most advanced computing hardware and software, machine learning in its various guises was on full display.
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Early-career Engineers Learn About the Wide Variety of Tasks in PPPL Program
Nick Santoro & Bill Harris are the first “rotational engineers” at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).
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Q&A: Scientists Use X-rays to Crack the Secrets of Shale, a Keystone of One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Energy Sources
A better understanding of these materials and how they store and transport oil and gas could one day enable more efficient fossil fuel production.
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Freeze Frame: Scientists Capture Atomic-Scale Snapshots of Artificial Proteins
Berkeley Lab scientists adapt microscopy technique to build and image peptoid nanosheets with unprecedented atomic precision.
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Friederike Bock: Versatile Wigner Fellow Shares Her Love of Physics, Her Creative and Athletic Pursuits
Friederike Bock, a Eugene P. Wigner Fellow, is working to improve the measurement of the photon signals in heavy ion & intermediate collision systems.
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Scientists Devise Catalyst That Uses Light to Turn Carbon Dioxide to Fuel
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have found a new way to convert carbon dioxide into a usable fuel source.
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University Research News

Invention of Teeny-tiny Organic Films Could Enable New Electronics
University of Chicago scientists discovered a new method to join thousands of organic molecules into a smooth flat film only a few nanometers thick.
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NIU Physicist Awarded Two U.S. Department of Energy Grants
The DOE has awarded two grants totaling $445,000 over three years to NIU physics professor Bela Erdelyi for his research on particle accelerators.
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Undergraduate Researcher Helps Develop Data-encoding Tools for Future Supercomptuers
Jess Woods is immersed in a project to optimize the encoding and decoding of data for future generations of supercomputers.
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MSU Physics Faculty's Breakthrough Research Resolves Years-old Proton Size Puzzle
Results show there is no discrepancy in proton size when measured using ordinary hydrogen atoms or an exotic form of hydrogen atoms.
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Clouds and Soot: Understanding the Interactions of the Atmosphere and Air Pollution
As soot particles become compact in their journey through the atmosphere, they scatter and absorb light and can affect respiratory tracts.
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Persistent Drizzle at Sub-zero Temps in Antarctica
Researchers recorded drizzle conditions below minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit lasting for more than 7.5 hours at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
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5,000 "Eyes" Try to Solve the Mystery of Dark Energy
Astronomers test fiber-optic experiment that attempts to understand why the universe's expansion is accelerating.
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Microbiologist Karen Lloyd Awarded $2.5M Grant for Permafrost Research
Lloyd received a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Energy to conduct research on the effects of thawing permafrost on the environment.
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Fractionation Processes Yield Higher-quality Byproducts, Improve Profitability of Ethanol Production
A University of Illinois study shows fractionation techniques that separate corn components prior to fermentation can improve profitability.
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Tethered Chem Combos Could Revolutionize Artificial Photosynthesis
A team of researchers have devised a scheme for assembling light-absorbing molecules and water-splitting catalysts on a nanoparticle-coated electrode.
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