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: 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...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Benjamin PG Parruzot
Understanding alteration mechanisms of borosilicate glasses in aqueous media is essential to nuclear waste performance assessments to ensure radioisotopes are contained for extended periods of time. Al is typically added to glass compositions to...
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: 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: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Vijayakumar Murugesan
The proposed research will advance fundamental knowledge about novel battery materials and address critical needs for predictive understanding of multivalent ion based energy storage systems. The work is part of Joint Center for Energy Storage...
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...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Feng Gao
To help meet DOE goals of enabling more fuel-efficient vehicle engine technologies, for the past ~15 years we have been carrying out research programs funded by DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)/Vehicle Technologies Office...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: John Loring
The manner in which soil organic carbon (SOC) binds to and reacts with mineral surfaces affects SOC (bio)degradation, SOC mobility, soil wettability, mineral dissolution, and the bioavailability of essential elements and contaminants. While SOC-...