Go with the flow
Released: May 16, 2013
Scientifically, simply “going with the flow” can have great implications. In natural porous media, such as soils, subsoil vadose zones, and aquifer systems, accurately simulating detailed flow velocity fields can elucidate a multitude of macroscopic phenomena.
Rods and rosettes
Released: April 16, 2013
A study that revealed new details about the geochemistry of scCO2 underground storage, made possible with EMSL’s helium ion microscope, is featured on the April 2013 cover of Microscopy and Microanalysis.
Breaking down the bubbly
Released: March 20, 2013
EMSL's Microfabrication and Subsurface Flow and Transport capabilities helped scientists model how mobile bubbles in reservoir storage conditions create a flow barrier from exsolved carbon dioxide, which shows promise for future geological sequestration.
A steel trap
Released: March 05, 2013
Scientists using various analysis tools at EMSL to examine and quantify complex nanoclusters within oxide dispersion strengthened steels have a new view of how these metal materials display resistance and stability under a range of irradiation conditions.
Released: October 09, 2012
Using computational tools to complement experimental results offers an unprecedented atomic-level understanding of how gadolinium metallofullerenol nanoparticles inhibit the growth and metastasis of pancreatic tumors.
Fungi clean up
Released: August 08, 2012
A new study has revealed the molecule at the heart of what makes fungi excellent cleanup agents for contaminated environments: the highly reactive superoxide, or O2-. The study that gave this insight was led by EMSL users from Harvard University and published in PNAS.
A living portrait
Released: June 28, 2012
An exciting and novel technique developed at EMSL now allows researchers to characterize, with high sensitivity and in time and space, the metabolite profile of living microbial communities grown on a soft agar surface.
Room to grow
Released: June 27, 2012
EMSL resources helped develop a new lithium ion battery system that compared to commercial batteries holds seven times more energy and can be discharged and recharged five times as many times before wearing out.