# News & Media

## Latest Stories

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DECEMBER 10, 2019
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### Separations Book Brings Fields Together

PNNL’s Nuclear Process Science Initiative (NPSI) has developed a book that examines processes used to separate nuclear materials.
DECEMBER 4, 2019
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### A More Painless Extraction

PNNL and Argonne researchers developed and tested a chemical process that successfully captures radioactive byproducts from used nuclear fuel so they could be sent to advanced reactors for destruction while also producing electrical power.
OCTOBER 14, 2019
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### Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries

Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures—known as dendrites and whiskers—that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire.
OCTOBER 4, 2019
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### Scientists Widen the Temperature Range for Electric Car Batteries

PNNL researchers have created a chemical cocktail that could help electric cars power their way through extreme temperatures where current lithium-ion batteries don’t operate as efficiently as needed.
JULY 23, 2019
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### Molecular Mayhem at Root of Battery Breakdown

PNNL researchers demonstrate how the excitation of oxygen atoms that contributes to better performance of a lithium-ion battery also triggers a process that leads to damage, explaining a phenomenon that has been a mystery to scientists.
APRIL 23, 2019
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It’s hot in there! PNNL researchers take a close, but nonradioactive, look at metal particle formation in a nuclear fuel surrogate material. What they found will help fill knowledge gaps and could lead to better nuclear fuel designs.
MARCH 7, 2019
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### New Microscope Reveals Xenon in Fuel Cladding

Xenon search successful! A new scanning transmission electron microscope helps PNNL researchers find xenon deep in a section of nuclear fuel cladding.
JANUARY 31, 2019
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### Plutonium Experiment Opens New Research Possibilities

Researchers used novel methods to safely create and analyze plutonium samples. The approaches could prove influential in future studies of the radioactive material, benefitting research in legacy, national security and nuclear fuels.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
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AUGUST 2, 2018
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### Smart Ideas Wanted for Grid Modernization

Plug and Play DER Challenge seeks to enable distributed energy technologies to integrate, connect and operate in harmony on the power grid.
JUNE 27, 2018
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JUNE 26, 2018
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MARCH 28, 2018
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MARCH 27, 2018
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### Research Hints at Double the Driving Range for Electric Vehicles

When it comes to the special sauce of batteries, PNNL researchers say it's all about the salt concentration.
DECEMBER 5, 2017
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AUGUST 1, 2017
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AUGUST 1, 2017
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### PNNL Researcher Elected to Membership in State Science Academy

PNNL researcher Bruce Kay has been elected to membership in the Washington State Academy of sciences and three other staff members have been elected to positions on the WSAS board of directors.
JULY 24, 2017
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JULY 19, 2017
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JULY 12, 2017
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### PNNL Engineer Named NSPE Fellow

Steve Short, a nuclear engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been selected as a fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers.