Researchers reconstructed the first complete genomes for Archaea, a domain of single-celled microorganisms, using cultivation-independent methods,...
Researchers found a potential remediation strategy for environmental contamination — reduce the transport of highly soluble pentavalent Np [Np(V)]...
By bridging the gap between small and large spatial scales, the simulation method could pave the way for more accurate assessments of the risk of...
By revealing a novel molecular pathway involved in microbial lipid accumulation in the bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides, this study could lead to...
A recent proteomics study sheds light on metal reduction pathways in key microbial species, paving the way for future widespread use for...
EMSL’s new 21 Tesla mass spectrometer is at its full magnetic field strength. When fully operational the system will allow new discoveries in...

Science Themes

Molecular-scale understanding of key chemical and physical properties of aerosols to accurately predict regional air quality and climate.
Optimizing and understanding the responses of organisms and biological communities to their environment.
Understanding the physical and chemical properties of interfaces to design new materials for energy applications.
Understanding molecular processes in terrestrial and subsurface environments.

Featured Stories

Chemists have unexpectedly made two differently colored crystals – one orange, the other blue – from one chemical in the same flask while studying a special kind of molecular connection called an agostic bond. EMSL's supercomputer Chinook was used to perform theoretical calculations on the crystalline structures. The researchers were studying agostic bonds as part of a project to make liquid fuels from carbon dioxide to replace fuels from oil. Read the PNNL news release.
ASTM International has selected EMSL’s Don Baer to receive the 2014 Award of Merit, the organization's highest recognition. He earned the award the for his exceptional service to ASTM International Committee E42 on Surface Analysis, innovations in the development of standards for surface analysis and development of new information resources for surface analysis.
Researchers answering fundamental scientific questions in biology, climate and chemistry look to high performance computing and robust software. With its history of integrating experiment and computation, EMSL supports research into climate change, contaminated soil remediation, and energy production and storage with its Cascade supercomputer and enhanced NWChem computational chemistry software.
Scientist Nancy Washton describes the NMR and EPR Laboratory in RadEMSL (EMSL's Radiochemistry Annex) and the types of research that can be done using nuclear magnetic resonance and electron paramagnetic resonance instruments. Washton discusses why users would want to do research in NMR/EPR Laboratory and why is it important to have a facility like RadEMSL.