Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory We conduct basic and applied research in energy storage, alternative energy and efficiency, nuclear energy, national security, and biological and environmental systems.
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Argonne's scientific user facilities help advance America's scientific leadership. Argonne National Laboratory is one of the United States Department of Energy's foremost science and engineering research national laboratories and is the largest in size in the Midwest. It is located on 1,700 acres (6.9 km²) in DuPage County, 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Chicago, Illinois, on Interstate 55, completely encircled by Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.

Argonne's scientific user facilities help advance America's scientific leadership. Argonne National Laboratory is one of the United States Department of Energy's foremost science and engineering research national laboratories and is the largest in size in the Midwest. It is located on 1,700 acres (6.9 km²) in DuPage County, 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Chicago, Illinois, on Interstate 55, completely encircled by Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.

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One of many advocates in a growing trend called the ​“circular economy,” Argonne participates in research and developmen...
03/22/2021

One of many advocates in a growing trend called the ​“circular economy,” Argonne participates in research and development that shifts us from ​“produce, use and toss” to ​“recover, recycle and reuse,” where products are designed from the beginning to avoid waste and be less harmful.

From urban mining to recyclable electronics to managing CO2, an economy that balances sustainable manufacturing practices with stewardship of the environment is achievable. It is through concerted efforts like these taking place at facilities like Argonne that represent our best chance at creating a healthier economy and a healthier planet - http://bit.ly/3loCKLh

#Argonneat75

Nuclear power and solar power may seem like very different energy sources, but both involve thermal energy and can share...
03/21/2021

Nuclear power and solar power may seem like very different energy sources, but both involve thermal energy and can share a key ingredient: molten salt.

Researchers at Argonne have joined scientists from The University of Utah,
Virginia Tech, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory who are drawing on decades of nuclear research on salts to advance a solar technology called concentrating solar-thermal power.

Argonne’s collaborations in Utah and across the United States have led to groundbreaking discoveries and development of new technologies that help meet the nation’s needs for sustainable energy, economic prosperity, and security. http://bit.ly/ImpactsUT

Thanks to a quirk of nature, researchers find that llama antibodies could provide effective therapies against SARS-CoV-2...
03/20/2021

Thanks to a quirk of nature, researchers find that llama antibodies could provide effective therapies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 - http://bit.ly/3cDjHZL

Often called nanobodies, the llama's antibodies are about half the size of the those produced by humans and are so small they can be aerosolized, meaning therapeutics designed from them can be inhaled directly to the lungs instead of moving through the bloodstream.

These antibodies are part of ongoing collaborations with several partners, including researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), and will be analyzed using the Advanced Photon Source to see if they combat the virus’s infectivity.

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Seeing schizophrenia: X-rays shed light on neural differences, point toward treatment - http://bit.ly/2OnZ77g
03/19/2021

Seeing schizophrenia: X-rays shed light on neural differences, point toward treatment - http://bit.ly/2OnZ77g

Argonne climate model helps Pacific Gas and Electric Company combat climate change impacts, including wildfires - https:...
03/17/2021

Argonne climate model helps Pacific Gas and Electric Company combat climate change impacts, including wildfires - https://bit.ly/3aWOuBo

Breakthrough greatly enhances how we see ultrafast processes involved in biology, physics and chemistry - http://bit.ly/...
03/15/2021

Breakthrough greatly enhances how we see ultrafast processes involved in biology, physics and chemistry - http://bit.ly/3bf4ChG

Fast charging may get a little salty. Collaboration with UC San Diego explores lithium rocksalt as new battery component...
03/13/2021

Fast charging may get a little salty.

Collaboration with UC San Diego explores lithium rocksalt as new battery component - http://bit.ly/2Zvdqcs

Seventeen from Argonne recognized with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary’s Honor Awards - http://bit.ly/3qxQXax
03/12/2021

Seventeen from Argonne recognized with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary’s Honor Awards - http://bit.ly/3qxQXax

Dark Energy - A Day in the Half Life
03/10/2021
Dark Energy - A Day in the Half Life

Dark Energy - A Day in the Half Life

Twenty years ago, scientists were surprised to discover that the universe’s expansion is accelerating. The unknown and invisible force causing this acceleration was named “dark energy,” and in the years since, researchers learned more about what t...

Key to killing the COVID-19 virus is understanding how it spreads. What if monitoring wastewater could provide a clue? L...
03/10/2021

Key to killing the COVID-19 virus is understanding how it spreads. What if monitoring wastewater could provide a clue?

Led by University of Illinois System, researchers partner with Argonne to monitor wastewater using genomic sequencing to look for variations in COVID-19 strains in different communities - http://bit.ly/3qbAat2

03/08/2021
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Today, we celebrate #InternationalWomensDay by honoring women who are inspiring girls & taking action on climate change. Alongside our #NationalLabs, we’re committed to building an equitable future. Listen to the Department of Energy leaders on what today means to them: https://bit.ly/3tdRqQr

As the nation celebrates Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and International Transgender Day of Visibilit...
03/08/2021

As the nation celebrates Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and International Transgender Day of Visibility in March, we mark more than 30 years of pioneering gender equality - http://bit.ly/38fqIhZ

From Maria Goeppert Mayer to Kawtar Hafidi to Valerie Taylor, women have made indelible impacts to the science Argonne conducts and the culture that supports it. Much of the efforts to address gender equality started more than 30 years ago, when women at Argonne organized the Women in Science & Technology (WIST) Program which aims to recruit, retain and promote women to diversify and strengthen the laboratory’s scientific workforce.

“Argonne is committed to creating systemic equity to ensure our employees are treated fairly.”

In addition to women-specific issues, Argonne also provides a wider focus with Spectrum, an employee resource group for our employees who identify as le***an, gay, bisexual, transgender, q***r and “+” for other orientations.

“Making sure that anyone who is gender-diverse at Argonne is comfortable, supported and welcomed is of the utmost importance."

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Born into the ​“crushing racial environment” that was Hattiesburg, MS in 1938, Walter Massey looks back on his time at A...
03/06/2021

Born into the ​“crushing racial environment” that was Hattiesburg, MS in 1938, Walter Massey looks back on his time at Argonne and talks about the inequities of minorities, losing himself in science and learning, and developing the next generation of scientist with a newly created Fellowship named after him - https://bit.ly/3aUVajt

Great expectations: Argonne scientists weigh benefits of increased hydrogen production - http://bit.ly/3pyC0ne
03/05/2021

Great expectations: Argonne scientists weigh benefits of increased hydrogen production - http://bit.ly/3pyC0ne

The difference between 10 million and four billion is IMPECCABLE. Multi-institutional team uses artificial intelligence ...
03/01/2021

The difference between 10 million and four billion is IMPECCABLE.

Multi-institutional team uses artificial intelligence to hasten the discovery of promising drug candidates for COVID-19 - http://bit.ly/37pGOoS

Integrating multiple techniques for data processing, physics-based modeling, simulation, and machine learning, the team seeks to find a drug that can stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Jump-starting the U.S. clean-energy economy with high-tech batteries for transportation, solar, and wind may be an uphil...
02/27/2021

Jump-starting the U.S. clean-energy economy with high-tech batteries for transportation, solar, and wind may be an uphill battle, but not if we "find a way to ensure we keep the technology in the U.S. and incentivize companies to produce it in the U.S.," says Argonne's Venkat Srinivasan - http://wapo.st/2M4qMJN

As the global demand for electric vehicles continues to grow, U.S. auto manufacturers seek a domestic supply of lithium,...
02/24/2021

As the global demand for electric vehicles continues to grow, U.S. auto manufacturers seek a domestic supply of lithium, a key component in EV batteries - http://bit.ly/ImpactsNV

In response to this increasing need, global chemicals producer Albemarle Corporation has partnered with Argonne to identify more efficient ways to produce lithium at its Silver Peak plant in southwestern Nevada.

Argonne’s collaborations in Nevada and across the United States have led to groundbreaking discoveries and development of new technologies that help meet the nation’s needs for sustainable energy, economic prosperity, and security.

75 years ago we were established with a mission to advance atomic energy. Now we're working to revitalize the U.S. energ...
02/22/2021

75 years ago we were established with a mission to advance atomic energy. Now we're working to revitalize the U.S. energy sector to support a 100% clean energy economy - bit.ly/3aJpgq0

Take a look at how we're doing our part to power the clean energy revolution #Argonneat75

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02/22/2021

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02/22/2021

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Connections between critical infrastructure revealed to help mitigate disaster - http://bit.ly/3o6rVxp
02/21/2021

Connections between critical infrastructure revealed to help mitigate disaster - http://bit.ly/3o6rVxp

How far we have come. How far we have to go. What challenges face African Americans pursuing science careers? What are t...
02/20/2021

How far we have come. How far we have to go.

What challenges face African Americans pursuing science careers? What are the opportunities? Register now and join us for a timely conversation featuring former Argonne laboratory director Walter Massey and a panel of esteemed scientists from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Argonne, and the American University - https://bit.ly/35OEren

02/18/2021
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Today we took Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) at Argonne virtual! Lots of great conversation in the video below. Check it out!

Argonne collaborations with partners in Virginia are making breakthrough discoveries on how mosquitoes drink - http://bi...
02/13/2021

Argonne collaborations with partners in Virginia are making breakthrough discoveries on how mosquitoes drink - http://bit.ly/ImpactsVA

Argonne’s collaborations in Virginia and across the United States have led to groundbreaking discoveries and development of new technologies that help meet the nation’s needs for sustainable energy, economic prosperity, and security.

Is Dark Energy responsible for the expansion of the universe? The Dark Energy Survey makes public 700 million astronomic...
02/10/2021

Is Dark Energy responsible for the expansion of the universe? The Dark Energy Survey makes public 700 million astronomical objects resulting from half a decade of data collection and analysis - http://bit.ly/397mlq1

Last Journey, a simulation that follows how gravity causes dark matter to clump together to form halos, demonstrates how...
02/08/2021

Last Journey, a simulation that follows how gravity causes dark matter to clump together to form halos, demonstrates how far observational/ computational technology have come in recent years - http://bit.ly/2Mt065b

Smart engineering allows a team from the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago and Argon...
02/06/2021

Smart engineering allows a team from the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago and Argonne to control the strength of the photon-magnon interaction. Groundbreaking progress on the way to quantum signal processing - http://bit.ly/394N6eZ

A team of researchers from UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan use the powerful X-rays at the Advanced Photon Sou...
02/06/2021

A team of researchers from UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan use the powerful X-rays at the Advanced Photon Source to find the antibody that blocks the dengue virus - http://bit.ly/3qL4xHv

02/04/2021
Advancing Cancer Research with Argonne-s Aurora Exascale Supercomputer

We're in this together. #WorldCancerDay

Argonne is working with the following organizations to build the computational environment that will allow us to predict which patients will respond to which cancer drugs.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
National Cancer Institute
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

For more information on the CANDLE project visit: https://www.exascaleproject.org/topics/candle-project/

Need to generate better accelerator beams? Just add diamonds Los Alamos National Laboratory - http://bit.ly/3o4RTRR
02/01/2021

Need to generate better accelerator beams? Just add diamonds Los Alamos National Laboratory - http://bit.ly/3o4RTRR

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Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where “dream teams” of world-class researchers work alongside experts from industry, academia and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, technology and national security. Through collaborations with researchers here at Argonne and around the world, we strive to discover new ways to develop energy innovations through science, create novel materials molecule-by-molecule, and gain a deeper understanding of our planet, our climate and the cosmos. Surrounded by the highest concentration of top-tier research organizations in the world, Argonne leverages its Chicago-area location to lead discovery and to power innovation in a wide range of core scientific capabilities, from high-energy physics and materials science to structural biology and advanced computer science. Focused, mission-driven research Embracing the nation’s greatest challenges, Argonne’s world-renowned scientists and engineers conduct pioneering research that advances America’s scientific excellence and leadership and helps pave the way to a secure nation with a plentiful supply of safe, sustainable energy, a healthy environment, and a competitive economy. Visionary science, game-changing innovation We pursue big, ambitious ideas that redefine what is possible. Our pursuit of groundbreaking discoveries pushes the boundaries of fundamental science, applied science and engineering to solve complex challenges and develop useful technologies that can transform the marketplace and change the world. Unmatched scientific facilities, programs and talent A center for world-class discovery and scientific excellence, our diverse and dynamic research agenda spans 15 research divisions, 12 centers, and five national user facilities. This rich scientific environment provides our researchers – and those who visit us from all corners of the globe – with an extraordinary range of cutting-edge facilities and scientific tools that support in-depth research, drive technological breakthroughs, and improve our nation’s competitiveness and quality of life. Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science

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