New study reveals chemical transformations of ambient organic aerosols
Released: June 14, 2013
Scientists used EMSL’s nano-DESI and mass spectrometry capabilities to analyze the molecular composition of atmospheric organic aerosols, or OA, and uncovered a new method for investigating OA that may lead to more precise climate models.
Distance-of-Flight mass spectrometry article highlighted
Released: June 13, 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 05, 2013
The winning named has been selected – the new EMSL supercomputer will be known as Cascade. The $17 million 3.4-petaflop system is expected to arrive in July and be operational this fall.
Honored for his sustained and outstanding scientific and technical contributions
Released: June 04, 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.
Basic scientific insights of interest for energy storage, environmental cleanup
Released: May 31, 2013
Researchers working at EMSL create and test a unique microfluidic device that effectively delivers volatile liquids to scientific instruments to improve the data about the interactions between liquid/solids and liquid surfaces.
First view of micellar bundles revealed by EMSL electron microscopy tools, techniques
Released: May 28, 2013
As part of a study, reported in PNAS, to better understand how to tailor micelles—whose applications range from oil recovery to drug delivery—the first high-resolution view of micellar bundles formed from a solution of wormlike micelles was made possible by EMSL.
EMSL Integration 2013 – The Rhizosphere: Plants, Microbes and Their Interactions
Released: May 28, 2013
EMSL’s annual user meeting is Aug. 6 and 7 in Richland, Wash. The focus is the rhizosphere and its relation to carbon cycling and terrestrial ecosystems. The agenda includes plenary speakers, workshops and a poster session. Register or view more information online.
Biofilms move electrons long distances across two distinct layers, even under starving conditions
Released: May 23, 2013
Bacteria can move electrons at least half a millimeter across a scaffolding made by themselves, of themselves, even under starving conditions—this new finding by EMSL staff and users challenges conventional wisdom.