Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

A DOE Office of Science User Facility

This page lives in the old site. Check out our new site here.

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: Thomas Autrey
This proposal will determine the mechanistic and thermodynamic understanding required to address bottlenecks in materials capable of storing or transporting hydrogen. We propose a series of experiments including detailed characterization that will...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: David Heldebrant
Carbon dioxide is one of the most simple and abundant molecules on earth as it plays a critical role in biological lifecycles as a feedstock for plants to chemically store energy in hydrocarbons and conversely a byproduct of hydrocarbon combustion....
Lead Institution: Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Carmen Martinez
Soil organic matter (SOM) is the largest reservoir of carbon (C) and nutrients, especially nitrogen (N), in terrestrial ecosystems. SOM is found throughout soil profiles, with content typically decreasing from surface to bedrock. Current theory...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Thomas Autrey
This proposal will determine the mechanistic and thermodynamic understanding required to address bottlenecks in materials capable of storing hydrogen or methane. We propose a series of experiments including detailed characterization that will...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Vijayakumar Murugesan
The specific aim of this project is to probe the structure-property relationships of energy storage materials based on multivalent ions (Mg2+, Ca2+ and Al3+) under dynamic electrochemical cycling conditions with a range of spatial (down to atomic)...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Jian-zhi Hu
Fundamental research in beyond Lithium ion battery has been limited and an in-situ NMR method to probe transient electrochemical reactions has yet to be developed. We propose to develop unique in situ NMR capabilities to study the detailed redox...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Jian-zhi Hu
We propose to use NMR in combination with computational modeling, to study the conversion of soluble tetrahedral aluminum (Al) species to octahedrally coordinated Al-bearing mineral precipitates under strongly basic conditions typical of high-level...
Lead Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
Principal Investigator: Michael Sanclements
This User proposal will facilitate the completion of data analysis central to the broader research effort investigating soil organic matter (SOM) stabilization and vulnerability using a multi-scale approach and spanning a broad range of ecological...
Lead Institution: St. Mary's College of Maryland
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Bowers
The interactions of organic- and bio-molecules with minerals play a central role in controlling soil biogeochemistry; plant nutrition; chemical processes in sediments, soils, sedimentary rocks and the oceans; the transport and fate of heavy metals,...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Yongsoon Shin
The main aim of this proposal is to identify hydrogen species (free, dissolved, or reacted) in two types of rubber materials, acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). The specific goals of this proposal are...

Pages