Argonne National Laboratory

Research Highlights

Observation of metastable precipitation in liquid-liquid extraction processes

In a PNAS paper, researchers provide a deeper understanding of how precipitation may occur during liquid–liquid extraction to separate critical elements, process nuclear waste, and remediate the environment.

Decision trees plus AI equal discovery of boron metastable phases

In an APL Machine Learning paper, researchers employed an algorithm with reinforcement learning and decision trees to search the configurational-compositional space of boron structures.

Preventing performance decline in Li-ion cells with ether electrolyte

In a PNAS paper, researchers introduces a novel ether electrolyte, 1M LiBF4 plus 1,2-dimethoxyethane, that enables graphite anodes with remarkable capacity retention and cycling stability.

Additional Research Highlights

Unexpected electronic properties revealed in the dichalcogenide, tantalum disulfide (1T-TaS₂)

In a Physical Review B paper, researchers address ongoing debate surrounding the electronic properties of tantalum disulfide by employing resonant inelastic X-ray spectroscopy combined with first-principles calculations.

2D ionic liquid behavior of charged rare-earth clusters on a metal surface

In an Advanced Science paper, researchers used scanning tunneling microscopy to investigate the structural and electronic properties of 2D rare-earth clusters on a one-cluster-at-a-time basis.

Study reveals magneto-mechanical device potential of van der Waals magnets

In a Nano Letters paper, ultrafast electron microscopy unveiled the intricate dynamics of spin-mediated coherent acoustic phonons in a thin-film cavity of a van der Waals antiferromagnet, FePS3.

Synthesis of borophene nanoribbons with attractive quantum-confined electronic properties

In an ACS Nano paper, researchers achieved the bottom-up synthesis of borophene nanoribbons through atomic boron deposition on vicinal Ag(977) substrates, overcoming challenges associated with limited boron precursors and complex bonding structures.

Long-lived, bright biexcitons demonstrated in CdZnSe/CdS quantum dots

In a Nano Letters paper, researchers contribute to our understanding of multiexciton photophysics and highlight the practical applications in technologies requiring radiative multiexcitonic emission.

Software pipeline for automated extraction and annotation of image datasets from science journals

In a Patterns paper, scientists present a toolkit for automatic extraction and annotation of images from the scientific literature by use of rule-based natural language processing and image recognition.