Stories with the tag: Nanoscience
Using a powerful microscope to watch multiple cycles of charging and discharging under real battery conditions, researchers have gained insight into the chemistry that clogs rechargeable lithium batteries.
Release Date: 4/9/2015
A rubber-like coating on silicon nanoparticles improves their performance as electrodes in rechargeable batteries. Taking a peek inside while they charge shows us why.
Release Date: 12/2/2014
A new material can trap noble gases, as well as one mirror image of certain molecules but not the other, making it potentially useful for recycling nuclear fuel, cleaning up hazardous gases and producing pharmaceuticals.
Release Date: 7/21/2014
Technologies that rival electronic screens, enable new molecular analysis and reduce dependence on fossil fuels received recognition for their innovation today.
Release Date: 7/11/2014
PNNL has been awarded $2.8 million to adapt its energy-efficient adsorption chilling system for field military bases. The system could use up to half as much diesel as today’s technology, which could also save soldiers’ lives by reducing attacks on troops who transport fuel in the battlefield.
Release Date: 1/24/2013
So small they are invisible to the eye, nanoparticles bestow unique properties on a variety of coatings, such as cosmetic de-wrinkle creams, crack-resistant paints, and scratchproof glasses.
Release Date: 10/17/2012
In lithium ion battery materials, nickel doesn't spread itself out properly, slowing down the speed of charging and discharging.
Release Date: 9/27/2012
A PNNL biosensor made of fluorescent proteins embedded in the shell of microscopic marine algae called diatoms could help detect chemicals in water samples. The same research could also lead to new, diatom-inspired nanomaterials.
Release Date: 3/22/2012
PNNL researchers and their collaborators earned kudos for technologies ranging from the very small to industrial-strength.
Release Date: 7/8/2010
PNNL researchers describe in a paper published in the nanotechnology journal Small how DNA and graphene interact and can create biosensors for disease diagnosis, among other biotechnology uses.
Release Date: 5/13/2010