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: Nicholas Ward
The primary objective of this proposal is to improve mechanistic understanding of the hydrobiogeochemical processes governing the cycling of organic matter (OM) across the land-to-sea continuum associated with hot moments of oxygenation and GHG...
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: Steven Luksic
X-ray computed tomography (CT) analysis will support waste-glass research and Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant start-up by analyzing high-temperature glass melts using a furnace specially adapted for use in the CT instrument....
Lead Institution: University of Puget Sound
Principal Investigator: Amanda Mifflin
The proposed work will examine the interfacial phenomena of the organic ligand acetohydroxamic acid (aHa) at the hematite/water interface and the molecular structure at organic/aqueous interface using the nonlinear optical spectroscopy techniques...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Fan Mei
We propose a combined experimental and modeling study to characterize the vertical profile of atmospheric aerosol collected via a tethered balloon system using multi-modal micro-spectroscopy techniques, advanced mass spectrometry platforms, and high...
Lead Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Blanchard
Our climate crisis, resulting from changes in interacting climate variables (temperature, rainfall, atmospheric chemistry) over the last century, has impacted all ecosystems on the surface of the Earth. With modern DNA sequencing techniques it is...
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: Steven Spurgeon
This project aims to expand our investigation of defects induced by ion-beam irradiation in oxide and semiconductor systems. We build on our prior existing EMSL proposals, which resulted in multiple high-impact publications and external proposals to...
Lead Institution: Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Kabir Peay
The goal of our project is to create a predictive understanding of how fungi structure soil bacterial foodwebs. We will do this through an experiment designed around what is one of the fundamental axes of natural biotic variation encountered by...

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