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microswimmers

Moving microswimmers with tiny swirling flows

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use a microscopic swirling flow to rapidly clear a...
Solar-Powered Electrons

New Material Increases the Lifetime of Solar-Powered Electrons

Atom-by-atom control leads to an interface that sustains an internal electric field, an innovative property with promise in the energy conversion and storage
iron oxide

New Iron Oxides Point to an Oxygen Source Inside the Earth

Using three synchrotron x-ray light sources, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS), an Office of Science user facility at Argonne,...
quantum

Moving electrons around loops with light: A quantum device based on...

Scientists demonstrate versatile, noise-tolerant quantum operations on a single electron
magnetism

Could the future of low-power computing be magnetism?

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have made two recent advances in the field of spin-wave logic, or the...
engines

Investigating new approach to gasoline engines

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory is working with Achates Power, Inc., and Delphi Automotive to develop an innovative new engine...
nanoparticle

Scientists take nanoparticle snapshots

Just as a photographer needs a camera with a split-second shutter speed to capture rapid motion, scientists looking at the behavior of tiny materials...
argonne, superlubricity

10 science highlights celebrating 10 years of Argonne Leadership Computing Facility 

This week, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, turns one decade old. ALCF is home to Mira, the...
semiconductors

Argonne-UChicago researchers work to annihilate nanoscale defects in semiconductors

Target dates are critical when the semiconductor industry adds small, enhanced features to consumer devices by integrating advanced materials onto the surfaces of computer...
Respiratory

A Respiratory Virus Provides Clues to Possible Treatments

In August 2014, an outbreak of mild-to-severe respiratory illnesses struck thousands of children in the U.S. More than 1100 cases were confirmed to have...
molecules

Annihilating nanoscale defects

Target dates are critical when the semiconductor industry adds small, enhanced features to our favorite devices by integrating advanced materials onto the surfaces of...
batteries

Stable “superoxide” opens the door to a new class of batteries

While lithium-ion batteries have transformed our everyday lives, researchers are currently trying to find new chemistries that could offer even better energy possibilities. One...
germs, Nanoparticle

Germs for the holidays: House guests leave trail of tiny, immunity-improving...

The holiday season brings in all the usual guests to visit, but for every one there’s a host of unexpected visitors. That’s because each...
Supramolecular

The Marriage of Molecular and Nanoparticle Interactions Is No Fool’s Errand

By combining supramolecular chemistry and nanoparticle self-assembly, a team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and University of Michigan has created a new toolbox...

Drug engineered from bananas shows promise in fighting deadly viruses

A banana a day may not keep the doctor away, but a substance originally found in bananas and carefully edited by scientists could someday...

National labs team to develop better, cheaper fuel cells

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory has joined a project funded by DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office to enhance the performance...

Gold nanomembranes resist bending in new experiment

The first direct measurement of resistance to bending in a nanoscale membrane has been made by scientists from the University of Chicago, Peking University,...

Probiotic formula reverses cow’s milk allergies by changing gut bacteria of...

The gut bacteria of infants who developed tolerance to cow's milk after treatment with probiotic formula showed significant differences from those who remained allergic,...

The rise of X-ray beam chemistry

For scientists to understand a system, they often push it to its limits. In geochemistry, that means putting minerals under extreme conditions and watching...

Team announces breakthrough observation of Mott transition in a superconductor

An international team of researchers, including the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and the U.S. Department of...