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Energy Materials & Processes

Energy Materials and Processes focuses on the dynamic transformation mechanisms and physical and chemical properties at critical interfaces in catalysts and energy materials needed to design new materials and systems for sustainable energy applications. By facilitating the development and rapid dissemination of critical molecular-level information along with predictive modeling of interfaces and their unique properties EMSL helps enable the design and development of practical, efficient, environmentally benign and economic energy storage and energy conversion systems.

  • Solvent-mediated Interfacial Chemistry: Develop sufficient understanding of the dynamic and emergent processes that occur at solvent-mediated interfaces to predict the transformation mechanisms and physical and chemical properties needed to design advanced batteries and new catalysts for degradation of biomass and upgrading of bioproduced fuels and renewable chemicals.

Leads

Donald Baer

Donald Baer (don.baer@pnnl.gov ) is a Laboratory Fellow and Scientist Lead for Energy Materials and Processes in the Environmental Molecular Sciences...

Instruments

The W-band pulsed EPR spectrometer, introduced in 2011, is one of only two of its design worldwide. It uses a Quasi-optical bridge and an induction-...
Custodian(s): Eric Walter
EMSL's ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) surface chemistry-high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS) system is designed to study the molecular-...
Mössbauer spectroscopy is a type of nuclear spectroscopy involving the resonant emission and absorption of γ-rays (i.e., the Mössbauer effect). The...
Custodian(s): Ravi Kukkadapu

Publications

With advances in porous carbon synthesis techniques, hierarchically porous carbon (HPC) materials are being utilized as relatively new porous carbon...
Lithium (Li) metal is an ideal anode material for high energy density batteries. However, its low Coulombic efficiency (CE) and formation of...
MgO-supported osmium dioxo species modeled as Os(=O)2{–Osupport}1or2 (the braces denote O atoms of the MgO surface) formed from Os3(CO)12 via...
It was recently reported ( J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2015, 11, 2036-2052) that the coupled cluster singles and doubles with perturbative triples method...
Warm cleanup of coal- or biomass-derived syngas requires sorbent and catalytic beds to protect downstream processes and catalysts from fouling....

Science Highlights

Posted: September 26, 2018
From Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Energy and Environment Directorate Researchers have long considered lithium metal batteries to be the “...
Posted: April 20, 2018
The Science Advanced microscopes using a beam of electrons rather than light give scientists powerful tools to investigate biological and mineral...
Posted: February 08, 2018
From Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Physical Sciences Division Large minerals form from tiny particles continually attaching together....
Posted: October 17, 2016
The solid-liquid interface is the most common interface in electrochemical systems. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and EMSL used...
Posted: July 05, 2016
A team of scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Technische Universität München studied how water slows a solid acid catalyst's...

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Energy Materials and Processes focuses on the dynamic transformation mechanisms and physical and chemical properties at critical interfaces in catalysts and energy materials needed to design new materials and systems for sustainable energy applications. By facilitating the development and rapid dissemination of critical molecular-level information along with predictive modeling of interfaces and their unique properties EMSL helps enable the design and development of practical, efficient, environmentally benign and economic energy storage and energy conversion systems.

  • Solvent-mediated Interfacial Chemistry: Develop sufficient understanding of the dynamic and emergent processes that occur at solvent-mediated interfaces to predict the transformation mechanisms and physical and chemical properties needed to design advanced batteries and new catalysts for degradation of biomass and upgrading of bioproduced fuels and renewable chemicals.

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