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paramagnetic iron complex

Mechanism of Iron-based Hydrogen Bond Cleavage Revealed

Scientists at PNNL's Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis (CME) are working to understand the fundamental reactivity of H2 that could contribute to making hydrogen a more widely used fuel source.



OCS induced reversible catalysis

Scientists Design Fast, Reversible Bio-inspired Catalysts

Using a bio-inspired design that mimics nature's catalysts-enzymes-researchers at PNNL have designed a rarely seen reversible synthetic catalyst.



Jim Mayer receiving his award at Max Planck Institute

Max Planck Institute Names CME Researcher, Jim Mayer, 2019 Frontiers Award Recipient

Jim Mayer, CME’s thrust lead for heterogeneous interfaces, was recently honored with the 2019 Frontiers Award from the Max Planck Institute. He traveled to Germany to accept the award and give four lectures at the research center.



Cryogenic transmission electron microscopy

Nanocrystal study provides insights on growth, assembly, and aggregation

New research from scientists at the Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials (IDREAM)Energy Frontier Research Centerhas found that aluminum oxyhydroxide (boehmite) nanoplatelets align and attach to form neatly ordered stacks, a novel findings that involved both experimental and computational research.




raman spectra

Aluminum Complexes Identified Via Vibrational Fingerprints

New research from scientists at the Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials (IDREAM)Energy Frontier Research Center sorts out which compounds are present and their concentrations, providing an important new tool with broad applicability.



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