Argonne National Laboratory is the first and the largest national labs chartered in 1946 in DuPage County, Illinois. The US Department of Energy funds Argonne National Lab and U Chicago Argonne, LLC manages the site. Argonne National Lab is the descendant of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory and the home of Enrico Fermi's first controlled nuclear chain reaction demonstration. Today the Argonne Laboratory consists of the Argonne Advanced Photon Source, The Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System and conducts basic scientific research, conducts experiments on clean energy sources, manages environmental problems nationally, and most importantly reviews and monitors national security risks.
Fast times and hot spots in plasmonic nanostructures
The ability to control the time-resolved optical responses of hybrid plasmonic nanostructures was demonstrated by a team led by scientists in the Nanophotonics Group at the Center for Nanoscale Materials including collaborators ...
Bend me, shape me, any way you want me: Scientists curve nanoparticle sheets into complex forms
Scientists have been making nanoparticles for more than two decades in two-dimensional sheets, three-dimensional crystals and random clusters. But they have never been able to get a sheet of nanoparticles to curve or fold ...
Young scientist discovers magnetic material unnecessary to create spin current
It doesn't happen often that a young scientist makes a significant and unexpected discovery, but postdoctoral researcher Stephen Wu of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory just did exactly that. What ...
Perovskite solar technology shows quick energy returns
Argonne works with marine industry on new fuel
The battle for cleaner, greener fuels isn't fought solely on land - America's rivers, lakes and surrounding seas are home to 17 million recreational boats keeping more than 75 million weekend warriors afloat each year.
World's largest climate research site pilots integrated modeling
The next generation of equipment is coming to the world's largest climate research facility, the Southern Great Plains (SGP) field measurement site near Lamont, Oklahoma.
Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material
Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time. Argonne ...
Closer look at microorganism provides insight on carbon cycling
Some of the world's tiniest organisms may have a large impact on climate change. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee found that microorganisms called ...
Scientists announce first room-temperature magnetic skyrmion bubbles
New ideas are bubbling up for more efficient computer memory.
Scientists study ways to integrate biofuels and food crops on farms
We ask a lot of the land: feed the world with crops, power the world with bioenergy, retain nutrients so they don't pollute our water and air. To help landscapes answer these high demands, scientists from the U.S. Department ...