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Honoree presents research
Released: August 20, 2014
Ernesto Nakayasu received EMSL’s 2013 M.T. Thomas Award at a recognition ceremony Aug. 19. He also presented his research on protein degradation in biological systems.  
Lercher and Peden selected as Wiley Research Fellows
Released: August 19, 2014
EMSL has named Johannes Lercher and Charles H.F. Peden as Wiley Research Fellows in recognition of the role they will play in EMSL’s Energy Materials & Processes Science Theme, and their proven record of generating highly impactful science.
Kramer to study soil carbon characterization
Released: August 12, 2014
EMSL has selected Marc Kramer as a 2014 Wiley Visiting Scientist. An associate professor of environmental pedology and biogeochemistry at the University of Florida, he will conduct fundamental research on terrestrial and subsurface ecosystem processes while at EMSL.  
Combining DOE JGI/EMSL resources for greater scientific understanding
Released: August 06, 2014
The DOE Joint Genome Institute and EMSL have approved a dozen projects submitted for the call for Collaborative Science Initiative proposals. These projects represent an excellent cross-section of research in biogeochemistry, carbon cycling and biofuel/bioproduct production.
A joint meeting in conjunction with PREMIER Network
Released: July 28, 2014
A joint symposium and tutorials organized by the Pacific Northwest AVS Science and Technology Society and Pooled Resources for Electron Microscopy Informatics Education and Research, or PREMIER, Network, will be held Sept. 16-19 at EMSL in Richland, Wash.
Honored for his Postdoctoral achievements
Released: July 23, 2014
EMSL has selected Ernesto Nakayasu to receive the 2013 M.T. Thomas Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Achievement. He will be honored at a ceremony Aug. 19 starting at 3:30 p.m. in the EMSL Auditorium. He will make a presentation on his research at that time and a reception will follow.
Identified projects meant to accelerate research
Released: July 22, 2014
Researchers attended the first Science Slam on July 21 to learn more about EMSL’s Leadership Science Acceleration projects – short-term research projects relevant to EMSL’s new science themes and science leadership areas.
He is being honored for outstanding scientific achievement and leadership
Released: July 21, 2014
Washington State Academy of Sciences’ membership has elected EMSL Chief Scientist Don Baer as a member of the academy for his outstanding scientific achievement and leadership. He will be inducted into the academy in September.
He will oversee Multiscale Modeling and High Performance Computing
Released: July 17, 2014
Tim Scheibe has been selected as lead scientist for EMSL’s Multiscale Modeling and High Performance Computing. In this role he will develop and implement a science strategy for multiscale modeling and high performance computing, including attracting high-quality staff and an active user community.
In the top 1 percent in his field for number of citations per paper
Released: July 07, 2014
Alex Guenther, EMSL’s Atmospheric Aerosol Systems Science Theme lead and a PNNL Laboratory Fellow, is impacting the atmospheric science community and has the science and journal citations to prove it.
EMSL’s bi-monthly newsletter: The Molecular Bond
Released: June 30, 2014
In this issue, a feature on aerosol research at EMSL, a reminder about the Special Science Call for Proposals, Plant Sciences director named, a DOE-funded imaging pilot program, EMSL at NUFO’s science expo and science highlights. Read these stories and more in the latest issue of The Molecular Bond.
DOE-funded pilot program will create mesoscale biological imaging platform
Released: June 11, 2014
EMSL received first-year funding of almost $1M from the DOE Office of Science for a pilot program to develop imaging approaches to understand how microbes sense and respond to their environment on the molecular to cellular scale. EMSL Scientist James Evans will lead the multi-institutional project team.
Paša-Tolic a major contributor to top down proteomics special issue
Released: June 04, 2014
A special issue of Proteomics highlighted EMSL’s top down proteomics expertise. The journal featured Ljiljana Paša-Tolic, EMSL’s lead scientist for mass spectroscopy, who co-edited the special issue, co-authored the publication’s editorial and contributed to three of the research articles. Other EMSL and PNNL researchers also contributed to the...
His research centers on bioengineering of plants and cyanobacteria
Released: May 11, 2014
Christer Jansson has been selected as director for Plant Sciences at EMSL. He will lead the development of a vision and strategy for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and EMSL in plant sciences and bioenergy. Jansson will join EMSL later this summer.
EMSL's bi-monthly newsletter: The Molecular Bond
Released: April 29, 2014
In this issue, a feature on the subsurface research at EMSL, a Q&A with Nancy Hess about the Radiochemistry Annex, virtually tour the Annex, reminders for Integration 2014 and NUFO’s 2014 Annual Meeting and science highlights. Read these stories and more in the latest issue of The Molecular Bond.   
A Q&A with Nancy Hess
Released: April 29, 2014
Chief Scientist Nancy Hess recently answered questions about EMSL’s Radiochemistry Annex and its importance to the understanding of the chemical fate and transport of radionuclides in terrestrial and subsurface ecosystems.
The three-phase process featured in LINUX Journal
Released: April 27, 2014
EMSL’s high-performance computing team developed a process to manage the setup of the new Cascade supercomputer, that process was featured in the cover story of the April 2014 LINUX Journal.
The society's highest award
Released: April 16, 2014
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...
Looking forward to helping others grow through their membership in SIMB
Released: April 10, 2014
The votes are in, and the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology membership has elected EMSL Science Theme Lead Scott Baker as the president-elect starting in July. He will be the organizations’ president beginning July 2015. SIMB is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences.
Recognized for outstanding multi-omics research and paper
Released: April 06, 2014
The American Chemical Society has recognized EMSL Senior Research Scientist Kim Hixson with its Withycombe-Charalambous Graduate Student Symposium Award for her research using multi-omics to bioengineer biomass plants to enhance the production of biochemicals and biofuels. A doctoral candidate at Washington State University in Pullman, Hixson...
Recognized for developing unique plasma-source MS instrumentation
Released: March 06, 2014
ACS has honored EMSL’s Chief Technology Officer Dave Koppenaal with its 2014 Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Chemical Instrumentation for his development of mass spectrometry instrumentation that pushes frontiers in environmental and nonproliferation analysis and detection.
EMSL's bi-monthly newsletter: The Molecular Bond
Released: February 24, 2014
In this issue, metabolomics research at EMSL for biofuels and other bioproducts, EMSL’s involvement in the GOAmazon field study, a call for proposals reminder and science highlights. Read these stories and more in the latest issue of The Molecular Bond.
Research area: Soil/organic matter changes and climate forcing
Released: February 19, 2014
Malak Tfaily is EMSL’s first postdoctoral researcher funded by the DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research Terrestrial Ecosystem Science program.  
EMSL supports effort with expertise and instrumentation
Released: February 17, 2014
DOE and an international team of scientists opened GOAmazon field campaign, a two-year field study in the Amazon Basin. EMSL scientists and instruments will contribute to the effort.  
Research studies interfacial phenomena
Released: January 29, 2014
William R. Wiley Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient Li Fu is now at EMSL. He earned his doctorate in biophysical chemistry at Yale University. He sees exciting research opportunities in materials, environmental and energy sciences.
One member re-elected, six new members added
Released: January 28, 2014
Chair Angela Wilson announced the EMSL User Executive Committee’s election results. The UEC was chartered to represent the needs and views of the users to the EMSL director.
The premier issue of a print edition of The Molecular Bond, EMSL‰Ûªs bi-monthly newsletter
Released: December 19, 2013
In this issue, the impact of brown carbon on climate, a Q&A on aerosol research with Alex Guenther, 12 tips of a successful user proposal and science highlights. Read these stories and more in the December issue of The Molecular Bond.
A Q&A with Alex Guenther
Released: December 18, 2013
Renowned atmospheric and ecosystem scientist Alex Guenther answers questions about atmospheric aerosol research, including its scientific importance, the societal implications of the findings and EMSL’s role in the studies.
Designed to run computationally intensive climate and biological simulations
Released: November 25, 2013
The recently released international Top 500 List ranked Cascade, EMSL’s new supercomputer, at No. 13. It performs at 2.35 petaflop per second.
EMSL's new supercomputer on track for users in November
Released: October 17, 2013
Cascade, EMSL’s new supercomputer, passed acceptance testing and will soon be operational for its anticipated 250 annual users. It is designed to run computationally intense climate and biological simulations along with other scientific programs.
Knopf selected as a Wiley Research Fellow
Released: October 16, 2013
EMSL has selected Daniel Knopf a Wiley Research Fellow in recognition of his contributions to the national scientific user facility and record of generating highly impactful science. He is an associate professor of atmospheric chemistry at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
Applications due Nov. 1
Released: October 16, 2013
EMSL is accepting applications for the 2014 William Wiley Postdoctoral Fellowship through Nov. 1. The fellowship is open to high-performing newly graduated, junior Ph.D. scientists who have the potential to become full-time scientific staff at EMSL.
Book based on talks at ACS symposium
Released: October 01, 2013
EMSL Scientist Niri Govind has co-edited a book on computational modeling based on invited talks at the American Chemical Society’s spring 2012 symposium. The peer-reviewed book focuses on using computational modeling to answer fundamental questions in catalysis, biofuels, and other sustainable solutions.
He will attend ISO meeting in Japan
Released: September 30, 2013
EMSL Scientist Mark Engelhard has been appointed head of delegation of the American National Standards Institute and will attend the November International Standards Organization meeting in Japan.
Their paper selected one of 80 best in 80 years
Released: September 29, 2013
The Journal of Chemical Physics has included a paper by EMSL scientists Marat Valiev and Karol Kowalski in its 80th Anniversary Collection as one of the best 80 papers in the journal’s 80-year history.
Bailey selected as a Wiley Research Fellow
Released: September 24, 2013
EMSL has named Vanessa Bailey a Wiley Research Fellow in recognition of her contributions to the national scientific user facility and record of generating highly impactful science. She is a soil scientist and microbial ecologist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
EMSL's data challenges assessed
Released: September 23, 2013
The recently released Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research Data Crosscutting Requirements Review reports the data requirements associated with Department of Energy-sponsored scientific facilities and large-scale experiments, and summarizes specific findings and recommendations.
EMSL-specific section on pages 25-27
Released: September 11, 2013
The 2013 Key Scientific Accomplishments report highlights some of the year's most noteworthy achievements by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists. In addition to a section on EMSL, the brochure also features sections on biological systems science, climate and Earth systems science, chemical imaging, chemistry and geochemistry,...
Invited article part of AVS 60th anniversary issue
Released: September 04, 2013
EMSL scientists in cooperation with other researchers wrote an invited review about the surface characterization of nanomaterials and nanoparticles for a special issue of the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A.
EMSL's bi-monthly newsletter: The Molecular Bond
Released: August 27, 2013
In this issue, a profile of Eric Walter, EMSL’s EPR spectrometry expert; renowned scientist Alex Guenther to lead EMSL’s atmospheric aerosol science; Tim Scheibe named Wiley Research Fellow and interim associate director; and science highlights. Read these stories and more in the August issue of The Molecular Bond.
An international leader in atmospheric and ecosystem research
Released: August 15, 2013
Alex Guenther, a renowned scientist in land ecosystem and atmospheric research, has joined the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to lead research in the interactions between terrestrial systems and climate. Read the full story from the PNNL Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate.
Scheibe joins EMSL as Wiley Research Fellow
Released: August 14, 2013
EMSL has named Tim Scheibe a 2013 Wiley Research Fellow and interim associate director of the Molecular Science Computing Division. He is a scientist in the hydrology group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
User meeting poster session an opportunity to share research
Released: August 11, 2013
The winners of the EMSL annual meeting student poster competition are: first place-Alyse Hawley, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and second place-Marco Keiluweit, Oregon State University. The poster session was held during EMSL Integration 2013 – The Rhizosphere: Plants, Microbes and Their Interactions.
Honoree presents research findings
Released: July 31, 2013
Kiran Bhaskaran-Nair accepted EMSL’s 2012 M.T. Thomas Award at a recognition ceremony July 31.
Koppenaal joins the 2013 class of Fellows
Released: July 30, 2013
The American Chemical Society has recognized David Koppenaal, EMSL chief technology officer, as a Fellow of the society for his "outstanding achievements in and contributions to science and the profession of chemistry."
A longtime EMSL user, guest scientist and UEC member
Released: July 18, 2013
Paul Tratnyek has been elected to serve as the vice chair of EMSL’s User Executive Committee. He is a professor and associate division head at Oregon Health & Science University and an affiliate scientist at two of the university’s centers.
EMSL recognizes Bhaskaran-Nair for postdoctoral achievement
Released: July 17, 2013
Kiran Bhaskaran-Nair named recipient of EMSL’s 2012 M.T. Thomas Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Achievement. He will accept the award July 31 at 3:30 p.m. PDT, in the EMSL Auditorium. Bhaskaran-Nair will give a presentation on his work, and a reception will follow.
Registration closes for U.S. citizens July 26
Released: July 14, 2013
Don’t miss EMSL Integration 2013 – The Rhizosphere: Plants, Microbes and Their Interactions Aug. 6 and 7 in Richland, Wash. Hear from scientists from around the world on the rhizosphere, carbon cycling and terrestrial ecosystems.
Registration closes soon
Released: June 23, 2013
Registration closes in a few weeks for EMSL Integration 2013 – The Rhizosphere: Plants, Microbes and Their Interactions to be held Aug. 6 and 7 in Richland, Wash. Steven Strauss, Oregon State University, is the keynote speaker. His research focus is genomics and genetic engineering in eucalyptus and poplar trees.
Distance-of-Flight mass spectrometry article highlighted
Released: June 12, 2013
The American Society for Mass Spectrometry awarded David Koppenaal, EMSL, and Charles Barinaga, National Security Directorate, its Ron Hites Award for outstanding research publication at the 61st ASMS Conference June 12.  
Name chosen from more than 150 entries
Released: June 04, 2013
The winning named has been selected – the new EMSL supercomputer will be known as Cascade. The $17 million 3.4-petaflops system is expected to arrive in July and be operational this fall.
Honored for his sustained and outstanding scientific and technical contributions
Released: June 03, 2013
AVS Science and Technology Society named EMSL Senior Research Scientist Mark Engelhard a Fellow of AVS for addressing a wide range of energy and environmental problems and for service to the surface analysis community.
EMSL releases the newest version of its open-source computational chemistry software suite
Released: May 19, 2013
EMSL released version 6.3 of NWChem, its premier open-source computational chemistry software, with an extensive suite of new capabilities.
National User Facility Organization newsletter
Released: May 14, 2013
In this issue, announcement of the 2013 NUFO annual meeting, a user science exhibition organized for Congress and NUFO calendar.
Letters of intent accepted through April 8
Released: April 04, 2013
EMSL and the DOE Joint Genome Institute are accepting letters of intent for pilot projects to address biofuels production and carbon cycling.
The Scientist: True understanding of the complexity of biological systems demands an assortment of model systems
Released: March 18, 2013
EMSL lead biologist Steven Wiley, in his column in The Scientist, advocates using novel and appropriate model organisms for biological research. The model system being used should be the one most appropriate for the question being asked.
Seminar explores direct images and diffraction patterns of nanostructures
Released: February 11, 2013
Don Baer, EMSL, and Eric Stach, Brookhaven National Laboratory, co-organize a symposium on the direct imaging of atomic structures for the AAAS 2013 Annual Meeting Feb. 15 in Boston.
2013 Wiley Research Fellow selected
Released: February 11, 2013
EMSL has appointed Julia Laskin a 2013 Wiley Research Fellow for her significant contributions to the user facility and collaborative research.
Letters of intent accepted Feb. 11-April 8
Released: February 07, 2013
EMSL and the DOE Joint Genome Institute launch a call for pilot projects to address biofuels production and carbon cycling.
Cell phone batteries could be charged in minutes
Released: January 31, 2013
Researchers are developing the next generation of batteries using various materials, including graphene – ultra-thin sheets of carbon atoms. EMSL capabilities allow scientists to study these new materials at the atomic level.
EMSL's M. T. Thomas Award call for applications open
Released: January 28, 2013
Nominations are due March 31 for the M. T. Thomas Award acknowledging outstanding accomplishments by postdoctoral fellows who conduct their research at EMSL.
Lab expects system to rank in world's top 20 fastest machines
Released: January 23, 2013
EMSL's new supercomputer expected to rank among the world's fastest machines will be ready to run computationally intense climate and biological simulations along with other scientific programs this summer. Read the PNNL news release.
Check out the virtual tour for a new perspective of EMSL
Released: January 03, 2013
Can’t visit EMSL? Then take a virtual tour of four of its laboratories housing state-of-the-art instrumentation. The tour includes lab and instrument overviews available through text, images, video and web pages.
Looking for high-impact research proposals
Released: December 20, 2012
EMSL's 2013 call for proposals is open until March 1 for high-impact user research proposals focused on selected topics in environmental molecular science.
A powerful instrument to study molecular cell biology, including synthetic biology
Released: December 17, 2012
Users can utilize EMSL’s new super resolution fluorescence structured illumination system, or fluorescence SIM, to enhance their study of molecular cell biology, including microbiology and synthetic biology.
EMSL scientist among two PNNL researchers honored
Released: December 13, 2012
APS recently honored EMSL Chief Scientist Hongfei Wang with a Fellowship for his contributions to the physics enterprise.
Call for proposals almost two months sooner
Released: December 09, 2012
EMSL’s fiscal year 2013 annual call for proposals will open Dec. 21 and close March 1. The call for extension requests will close May 13. EMSL will distribute notifications for approved proposals in July.
Among four PNNL scientists elected AAAS Fellows
Released: December 02, 2012
AAAS recently elected EMSL Director Allison Campbell a Fellow in its chemistry section for her contributions to science and technology.
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research a 5-year $120 million effort
Released: November 29, 2012
EMSL contributes instruments and expertise to $120 million Joint Center for Energy Storage Research to help achieve revolutionary advances in battery performance.
Applications due Nov. 30
Released: November 25, 2012
EMSL is accepting applications for its 2013 William R. Wiley Postdoctoral Fellowship until Nov. 30.
Blue Obelisk founder Peter Murray-Rust presents honor
Released: October 21, 2012
EMSL garnered the Blue Obelisk Award for supporting the concepts of open data, open source and open standards.
Scientists to investigate nanoparticles inside organisms
Released: October 17, 2012
An EMSL user and an EMSL scientist team up to study how nanomaterials get into cells and tiny organisms.
American Ceramic Society bestows honor on EMSL user
Released: October 09, 2012
EMSL user Ram Devanathan won the American Ceramic Society’s Richard M. Fulrath Award Oct. 7 for his leading-edge research in ceramics.
DOE Pulse: Solving the chemistry challenges with high performance computing
Released: October 08, 2012
NWChem, EMSL's open-source computational chemistry software suite, is featured in the Oct. 8 edition of the DOE Pulse. Developed at EMSL, NWChem is one of DOE’s premier computational chemistry tools.
The Scientist: Judiciously applied pressure could benefit the scientific system by providing an opportunity for renewal
Released: September 30, 2012
In his column in The Scientist, EMSL lead biologist Steven Wiley looks for healthy ways of dealing with what is stressing the scientific research community. He advocates giving funding priority to new, innovative approaches to biology.
EMSL's annual user meeting focused on advances in biological sciences
Released: September 27, 2012
EMSL’s 2012 annual user meeting focused on advances in the biological sciences and brought together nearly 100 registrants.
Koike to study biofuel production by molds
Released: September 06, 2012
Hideaki Koike is a 2012 EMSL Wiley Visiting Scientist. At EMSL, he will continue his research of the genomes in fungal organisms that produce high levels of fatty acids.
Honoree presents research findings
Released: August 30, 2012
Ajay Karakoti accepted EMSL’s 2011 M.T. Thomas Award at a recognition ceremony Aug. 29.
"All of the student posters were impressive"
Released: August 23, 2012
Congratulations to the winners in the EMSL Integration 2012 student poster competition. The winning students attend Oregon State University and Washington State University.
EMSL scientists part of $1M a year award
Released: August 15, 2012
EMSL scientists are part of a $1 million a year Scientific Computation Application Partnership to enhance NWChem, EMSL’s open-source computational chemistry software suite.
EMSL honors Ajay Karakoti for outstanding postdoctoral achievement
Released: August 12, 2012
Ajay Karakoti named recipient of EMSL’s 2011 M.T. Thomas Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Achievement. He will accept the award Aug. 29 at 3:30 p.m. PDT, in the EMSL Auditorium. Karakoti will give a presentation on his work, and a reception will follow.
Feature: Charging up to build a better battery
Released: August 12, 2012
Also in this issue, EMSL scientists earn a Microscopy Today Innovation Award, Cady named EMSL’s chief science officer, Reardon receives Wiley Postdoctoral Fellowship and science highlights. Read these stories and more in the August issue of The Molecular Bond.
Reardon selected distinguished postdoctoral fellow
Released: August 02, 2012
Patrick Reardon received EMSL’s 2012 William R. Wiley Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. He will initially study the influence biological membranes have on the structure and assembly of protein complexes.
In-situ TEM probe a platform for studying fundamental processes
Released: August 01, 2012
EMSL Scientist Chongmin Wang and a team of researchers received a Microscopy Today 2012 Innovation Award Aug. 1 for developing a multimodal electrochemical probe for transmission electron microscopy.
Will advance EMSL's science vision
Released: July 04, 2012
Sherry L. Cady, an expert on how microbes living in extreme environments interact with and influence their surroundings, will serve as EMSL's chief science officer.
Graphene nanostructures improve lithium batteries
Released: June 20, 2012
R&D Magazine announced June 20 EMSL senior research scientists Laxmikant Saraf and Chongmin Wang were part of a team earning a prestigious R&D 100 Award in 2012 for developing new materials used to build fast-charging batteries for vehicles and electronics.
The Scientist: More collaborators and more data are the key ingredients
Released: May 16, 2012
EMSL lead biologist Steven Wiley, in his column in The Scientist, proposes several ways researchers can overcome their creativity blocks and develop new experimental approaches. His suggestions include working with inspired graduate students, studying other areas of science and even watching cooking shows.
Bioinformaticist receives early career research award
Released: May 13, 2012
EMSL user, Sam Payne, receives Early Career Research Award totaling $2.5 million over five years.
User spotlight, glass from the past informs decisions for the future
Released: April 25, 2012
In this issue, ARRA funds support new discoveries, fiscal year 2011 peer reviewers recognized and EMSL science highlights. Read these stories and more in the spring issue of The Molecular Bond.              
2012 research fellows named to EMSL
Released: March 22, 2012
The Department of Energy’s EMSL has selected well-known biology and materials physics researchers as Wiley Research Fellows in recognition of their strong contributions to the user facility. Wiley Research Fellows are expected to actively contribute to the success of EMSL as a user facility including support of EMSL and the user program beyond...
Know before you go
Released: March 13, 2012
Discover what EMSL staff and users are doing at "Chemistry of Life," ACS' Spring Meeting 2012 in San Diego March 25-29. Find out why you don't want to miss EMSL's new Science Dialogues and the EMSL-related presentations and poster sessions.
Dr. Edo Apra returns to EMSL
Released: February 01, 2012
Bringing a wealth of experience, Edoardo AprÌÊ returns to EMSL as a scientist to study chemical applications and high performance quantum chemistry software development.
The Scientist: Novel observations can sometimes be correct for unexpected reasons
Released: January 31, 2012
In his column in The Scientist, EMSL lead biologist Steven Wiley uses a personal experience to illustrate why researchers should not to let disagreements over data interpretation degenerate into personal attacks on scientific competence.
Authors identify lipid profile characteristic of newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes
Released: December 29, 2011
A paper picked as "Editor‰Ûªs Choice" and published in Clinical Biochemistry features research done at EMSL and highlights results of lipidomics analyses for identifying novel biomarkers of type 1 diabetes.
EMSL materials research helps IAEA
Released: December 21, 2011
In an unforeseen twist, data generated as part of an effort to develop a novel technique for materials research at EMSL is helping the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Scientists show how to prepare identical particles for analysis, eliminating the hunt
Released: November 30, 2011
Using EMSL instruments, PNNL scientists prepare and analyze homogeneous, contaminant-free particle samples where all the particles are the same.
The ion's positive nature draws water molecules in, despite its large size
Released: November 15, 2011
Scientists from PNNL and Argonne National Laboratories discover why iodate, a huge, iodine-based ion, resides in the water, rather than being expelled to the surface.
EMSL image C&ENews top science art pick
Released: November 07, 2011
Congratulations to EMSL's Bruce Arey who captured an award-winning image that has been chosen by readers of Chemical & Engineering News as its top science art pick.
"Grand Challenge" demonstrates team-based science approach
Released: October 13, 2011
Membrane Biology Grand Challenge used a team science approach to generate a new systems-level understanding of cyanobacteria important for biofuels and carbon sequestration.
PNNL, EMSL resources will benefit the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium
Released: September 28, 2011
PNNL has been named one of five premier proteomics centers in the nation to study protein changes associated with cancer. Proteomics resources at EMSL will contribute.

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