Too many electrons at the lithiation front in silicon are a problem
Released: March 06, 2014
An international team of scientists working at EMSL determined lithium-ion battery fading is related to electron-rich regions forming in the electrodes. Their findings could lead to longer lasting materials for rechargeable batteries.
Provides new look at naturally wet microbial community behavior
Released: March 05, 2014
Researchers studying structured microbial communities demonstrated a new microfluidic imaging technique using EMSL’s time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, or ToF-SIMS, coupled with a vacuum-compatible liquid probe, that allowed them to watch biofilms grow in their native, hydrated form.
Graphene defects alter electrode-electrolyte interface behavior
Released: March 04, 2014
Looking to improve energy storage and delivery devices, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Princeton University use EMSL experimental and computational resources to investigate and understand how the surface chemistry of graphene affects the charge storage mechanism.
Targeted strategies improve efficacy of enzymes to convert biomass to biofuels
Released: March 03, 2014
A recent study with Washington State University systematically evaluated the specific physical and chemical properties of biomass that hinder the performance of commercial enzyme products. They revealed targeted strategies that could improve the efficacy of enzymes to convert biomass to biofuels.
Iron-bearing minerals in sediments naturally reduce contaminant levels
Released: February 27, 2014
An international team of scientists conducted a study that showed iron-bearing minerals that are naturally abundant in sediment can stop the movement of contaminants such as technetium. Implications are clear for the Hanford Site and others undertaking remediation efforts.
A journey into the last 'omics frontier requires all hands on deck
Released: February 25, 2014
Metabolomics seeks to understand the fundamental metabolic workings of a cell in a changing environment. Scientists at EMSL use a variety of instruments to collect this cellular information to help produce better fuels, crops and other bioproducts.
EMSL’s bi-monthly newsletter: The Molecular Bond
Released: February 25, 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.
User meeting focused on science of atmospheric organics
Released: February 21, 2014
Integration 2014, EMSL’s annual user meeting, is May 6 and 7 at EMSL in Richland, Wash. Focused on the science of atmospheric organics, Scot Martin, the Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry at Harvard University, is the keynote speaker. The agenda also includes plenary speakers, workshops and a poster session.