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: Feng Gao
To help meet the DOE goals of enabling more fuel-efficient vehicle engine technologies, we have been carrying out research programs funded by DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)/Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) for the past...
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: Kee Sung Han
The dynamic properties of molecules (gases/fluids) confined in the pores are closely correlated with the pore parameters, such as pore size, surface-to-volume ratio, and tortuosity. Then the pore geometries can be revealed from the translational and...
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: 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: 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: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Joseph Ryan
This research is part of an international collaborative effort to address the wide diversity of environmental roles that radionuclides can play during their lifetime within corroding nuclear wastes and their transport through a geologic repository...

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