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.
For a comprehensive list of projects, see All Projects. You can also search for released data.
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Charles Ansong
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) is a chronic disease resulting from the autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells. In addition to evolving ideas about the role of beta cells in genetic susceptibility to T1D, there is mounting...
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: James De Yoreo
The aims of the proposed research are to: 1) Determine the structure of the near surface water layer in the confined region between approaching mineral surfaces and determine the impact of electrolytes and bioorganic ligands on that structure, and 2...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Scott Chambers
Complex oxides have the widest range of properties of any class of materials explored to date. However, with many degrees of freedom come many possible outcomes. Consequently, controlled synthesis of oxide materials, and ultimately achieving atomic...
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: Dongsheng Li
Electrical, optical and mechanical properties of inorganic nanostructures have strong relationships with their morphologies. For example, one-dimensional (1D) nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, ZnO nanowires, TiO2 nanotubes possess novel...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Jon Jacobs
PNNL has developed and continues to develop multiple approaches and analytical capabilities for nanoproteomics; to process and analyze via liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) samples on the nano to microscale, e.g. nanoPOTS, microPOTS,...
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...

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