Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

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User Projects

The following is a list of projects that have been active over the past three years.
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Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Xiao-Ying Yu
We will use in situ chemical imaging enabled by the microfluidic reactor SALVI to study a NAVY bilgewater emulsion model. Our main objective is to understand the evolving oil-water liquid-liquid interface. Such fundamental understanding is...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Sebastien Kerisit
The presence of mineral surfaces and of microorganisms significantly impacts the nature and composition of mineral phases formed in biogeochemical systems. Despite the importance of these heterogeneous reactions, predictions of the fate of...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Dongsheng Li
The long-term goal of this project is to understand the growth of complex crystalline structures by aggregation and oriented attachment (OA) of primary nanoparticles and thus to tune crystal structures with desired properties. The formation of...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Arun Devaraj
The proposed project aims to study the relation between nanoscale material structure and bulk performance metrics for a variety of energy materials ranging from generation, conversion to storage. Critical questions pertaining to catalysis,...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Xiao-Ying Yu
Bilgewater, an oil and grease mixture with water, may affect many aquatic species. Thus development of methods and techniques to treat (i.e., increase OWS availability, reduce cost) or to mitigate the formation and undesired consequences of...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Yingge Du
The overarching goal of this proposal is to understand, predict, and ultimately control ion transport and topotactic phase transition (TPT) processes occurring in structurally ordered transition metal oxide (TMO) thin films. The fundamental science...