Cleaning Contamined Water and Purifying Hydrogen with Aerogels

New aerogels could clean contaminated water, purify hydrogen for fuel cells. ‘Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have identified a new technique for cleansing contaminated water and potentially purifying hydrogen for use in fuel cells, thanks to the discovery of a innovative type of porous material. Argonne materials scientists Peter Chupas […]

New Catalyst Helps to Reduce Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Emissions

New catalyst helps eliminate NOx from diesel exhaust. ‘A catalyst developed by Argonne researchers could help diesel truck manufacturers eliminate harmful nitrogen-oxide emissions from diesel exhausts. The technology — which has a patent pending — appears so promising that multiple large and small companies have expressed interest in licensing it and working with Argonne researchers […]

Advanced Photon Source (APS)

Advanced Photon Source. ‘The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory provides this nation’s (in fact, this hemisphere’s) most brilliant x-ray beams for research in almost all scientific disciplines. These x-rays allow scientists to pursue new knowledge about the structure and function of materials in the center of the […]

What Happens to a Metal Ion in Solution?

X-ray scattering techniques determine how dissolved metal ions interact in solution. ‘Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Notre Dame have successfully applied X-ray scattering techniques to determine how dissolved metal ions interact in solution. These findings will help researchers better understand how metal ions, such as those found […]