Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Resolving water's electrical properties

An old confusion about the electrical properties of water's surface has ended, thanks to scientists at Pacific Northwest and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. The conflict arose because two types of measurements gave ...

dateMay 18, 2011 in Materials Science
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Upgrading the vanadium redox battery

Though considered a promising large-scale energy storage device, the vanadium redox battery's use has been limited by its inability to work well in a wide range of temperatures and its high cost. But new research indicates ...

dateMar 17, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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New clues about a hydrogen fuel catalyst

( -- To use hydrogen as a clean energy source, some engineers want to pack hydrogen into a larger molecule, rather than compressing the gas into a tank. A gas flows easily out of a tank, but getting hydrogen out ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Materials Science
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