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: Karl Mueller
A team of researchers at PNNL carries out studies that utilize high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in areas of national need for biological and energy sciences. The research projects include scientific explorations in...
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: Vijayakumar Murugesan
The detailed investigation of advanced battery electrolyte solution structure and dynamics is critical to the ongoing development and capability expansion of alternative battery technologies for grid storage. Fundamental studies inform the design of...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Vijayakumar Murugesan
The detailed investigation of advanced battery electrolyte solution structure and interfacial interaction is critical to the ongoing development of both conventional and emerging energy storage technologies. Fundamental studies inform the design of...
Lead Institution: University of California, Riverside
Principal Investigator: Matthew Conley
Polymerization of ethylene is performed on very large industrial scales with organometallic heterogeneous catalysts. The structure of the active sites on these catalysts is unknown. Significant effort was devoted to understanding models for these...
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: Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Kirsten Hofmockel
Soil organic matter (SOM) is the largest active carbon reservoir in the terrestrial environment and significantly influences soil fertility, water quality, global C cycling and associated feedbacks to Earth's climate system. It is increasingly...
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: Garry Buchko
A potential consequence of rapid climate change is the emergence of epidemic infectious zoonotic diseases as the habitats of disease carriers change to expose human populations to new infectious agents. These environmental changes, along with the...

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