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.
From clusters to clouds
Released: April 09, 2013
With EMSL’s mass spectrometry capabilities, scientists examined and modeled kinetics and energetics of clusters that may serve as precursors to atmospheric new particle formation. Their discoveries may improve the accuracy of existing atmospheric models.
Burst of energy
Released: February 27, 2013
New atomic-level details about how butanol burns, found with the help of EMSL’s supercomputer Chinook, are making combustion chemistry models more accurate and helping design fuel systems that burn more efficiently and cleanly.
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.
Released: September 04, 2012
Proteomics research at EMSL contributed to a computational model of macrophage metabolic pathways. This novel work may lead to new therapy options and immunotherapeutic drugs designed to mimic the activation or inhibition of specific macrophage metabolic pathways.
Released: April 11, 2012
Strains of bacteria from the genus Yersinia are pathogenic with a wide virulence range. To better understand and potentially design ways to mitigate the effects of Yersinia on human health, EMSL users leveraged proteome and transcriptome data to refine the genome maps of three Yersinia strains.
Not fade away
Released: March 27, 2012
Generating longer-life lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries could be part of the remedy for overdependence on fossil fuels, affecting everything from vehicles to manufacturing. Using EMSL's in situ TEM capabilities, scientists are edging closer to pinpointing the atomic-level changes that lead to anode failure in Li-ion batteries.