Technetium-99 is a common radioactive contaminant in groundwater at nuclear waste reprocessing sites. This study examines ways iron and sulfide...
Platinum-cobalt nanoparticles are used as catalysts to convert carbon dioxide and hydrogen into carbon fuels and in the operation of low-temperature...
Scientists from multiple institutions honed numerical models on data created at EMSL for more accurate pore-scale predictions.
In the environment, microbes often communicate with each other using small molecules. Ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified...
Predicting the types of clouds over the ocean is critical for climate projections, but current climate models lack high spatial resolution. This...
The DOE Joint Genome Institute and EMSL have approved a dozen projects submitted for the call for Collaborative Science Initiative proposals. These ...

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Molecular-scale understanding of key chemical and physical properties of aerosols to accurately predict regional air quality and climate.
Optimizing and understanding the responses of organisms and biological communities to their environment.
Understanding the physical and chemical properties of interfaces to design new materials for energy applications.
Understanding molecular processes in terrestrial and subsurface environments.

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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 surface analysis.
EMSL scientists Patrick Reardon and Karl Mueller studied the protein structures that make up nanowires on some bacteria. These tiny electrical wires contribute to rock and dirt formation. Their findings have implications for producing energy, recycling Earth's carbon and miniaturizing computers.
EMSL- and DOE-supported research on the formation and lifecycle secondary organic aerosols shows current climate models are underestimating the total amount of carbon-containing particles formed in the air.
Arctic clouds are widespread and play an important role in climate, but different models have produced widely varying predictions about the properties of these clouds. A new study analyzes simulations of Arctic clouds by 11 different models and identifies the key factor responsible for the variable predictions.

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