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.
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.
Water, Sun, Energy
Released: March 21, 2012
EMSL users created a novel method to produce a highly reactive, OH-rich TiO2 surface and characterized it at the atomic level. Their work, featured on the cover of the March 7, 2012 issue of PCCP, puts us one step closer to using H2O and TiO2 to make energy-rich hydrogen.
Promising Science for Plutonium Cleanup
Released: July 07, 2011
Scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Rai Enviro-Chem, LLC, recently published first-ever results that illustrate the importance of certain hard-to-find reaction products related to plutonium reduction in contaminated sediments. This finding reveals an area for expansion in EMSL's new Radiochemistry Annex.