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APRIL 28, 2020
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The Quantum Gate Hack

PNNL quantum algorithm theorist and developer Nathan Wiebe is applying ideas from data science and gaming hacks to quantum computing
FEBRUARY 25, 2020
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Forces of Attraction

Weak forces are strong enough to align semiconductor nanoparticles; new understanding may help make more useful materials
MAY 6, 2019
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Designer Defects in Diamonds

Researchers have come up with a new method for creating synthetic “colored” nanodiamonds, a step on the path to realization of quantum computing, which promises to solve problems far beyond the abilities of current supercomputers.

Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials

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iDREAM

Elias is visualizing and measuring solution structure at solid-liquid interfaces using atomic force microscopy.

An Energy Frontier Research Center

United States

The 21st century brings with it the grand challenge of changing the way we generate, supply, transmit, store, and use energy to meet the world’s growing demands. To address this challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy has established a network of Energy Frontier Research Centers throughout the nation, each focusing on specific scientific questions and problems. PNNL is the lead institution for the Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials (IDREAM) EFRC.

IDREAM is a vehicle for collaboration and innovation that connects PNNL with numerous institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, University of Washington, and Washington State University. Together, researchers work to provide the scientific basis to accelerate the processing of high-level radioactive wastes. IDREAM’s scientific pursuits are focused on interfacial reactivity in complex environments that include extremes in alkalinity, concentrated electrolytes, and ionizing radiation.

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Center for the Science of Synthesis Across Scales

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CSSAS

An Energy Frontier Research Center

United States

The 21st century brings with it the grand challenge of changing the way we generate, supply, transmit, store, and use energy to meet the world’s growing demands. To address this challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy has established a network of Energy Frontier Research Centers throughout the nation, each focusing on specific scientific questions and problems. In 2018, PNNL partnered with the University of Washington (UW) to co-lead the Center for the Science of Synthesis Across Scales (CSSAS), an EFRC based at UW.

CSSAS brings together researchers from biology, engineering, and the physical sciences to uncover new insights into how molecular interactions control assembly and apply these principles toward creating new materials with novel and revolutionary properties for applications in energy technology. Specifically, scientists are working to master the design of high-information-content macromolecular building blocks. These building blocks could predictively self-assemble into responsive, reconfigurable, self-healing materials, and direct the formation and organization of inorganic components.

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