July 23, 2020
LLNL scientists coupled x-ray experiments with high-fidelity simulations to investigate a widely used family of ionic liquids confined in carbon nanopores typically used in supercapacitors.
July 14, 2020
LLNL researchers and collaborators have designed a new process, based on a naturally occurring protein, that could extract and purify rare earth elements from low-grade sources.
June 30, 2020
LLNL scientists have provided a comprehensive practical overview of a CDI cell’s resistive components both experimentally and theoretically.
January 29, 2020
A team of LLNL scientists and collaborators have developed a new class of aerogel electrodes with a simultaneous boost in energy and power density.
November 25, 2019
To help increase the U.S. supply of rare earth elements, a Critical Materials Institute team led by LLNL is using microbe beads to recover rare earth elements from consumer electronic waste.
October 25, 2019
In an effort to boost energy storage and water desalination technologies, LLNL scientists found that capacitive performance and ion selectivity of porous carbons is controlled by a complex interplay between confinement effects, the size and hydration energy of the ions and the charge transfer between the electrode and the ions.
October 3, 2019
LLNL researchers developed a scalable method of nanofabrication up to 1,000 times faster than any previous method, without sacrificing resolution.
September 26, 2019
A team of LLNL scientists and colleagues from seven other institutions have reviewed recent Single Digit Nanopore experiments and identified critical gaps in understanding nanoscale hydrodynamics, molecular sieving, fluidic structure, and thermodynamics.
August 28, 2019
LLNL and Stanford University researchers have developed a technology that can remove nitrate from water selectively, preserving beneficial minerals and dramatically reducing the cost of treatment compared with other purification methods.
August 27, 2019
LLNL researchers and collaborators at the University of Texas at El Paso have developed a concept that allows the integration of the characteristic properties of fullerene in 3D graphene networks.
August 8, 2019
New research by LLNL scientists shows that solar cell efficiency can improve by using metal nanowire meshes that provide high transmissivity and high electrical connectivity.
July 29, 2019
LLNL researchers have posted another standout year securing major grants through the Department of Energy’s Technology Commercialization Fund.
July 3, 2019
LLNL is playing a key role in landmark research, collaborating with 8 other national labs and 13 universities.
May 23, 2019
A new collaboration between LLNL scientists and Artveoli aims to clear the air indoors and improve health by combining CO2-devouring photosynthetic algae and LLNL’s carbon capture microcapsules into a flat panel device disguised as a work of digital or printed art.
May 8, 2019
An article entitled “Additive Manufacturing of Complex Micro-Architected Graphene Aerogels” is featured among the most popular articles published by Materials Horizons in 2018.
March 5, 2019
A paper by Livermore researchers, in partnership with researchers at Brown University, has been designated a “hot paper” by the journal Angewandte Chemie.
November 30, 2018
In a paper published in Nature Communications, LLNL researchers used in situ x-ray scattering at the Advanced Photon Source to track the nucleation and growth of silver nanocrystal superlattices from a colloidal suspension.
November 30, 2018
In a recent study, researchers from LLNL, UC Riverside, and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology explored the role of electric double layer capacitance formation and its interplay with quantum capacitance in graphene-based supercapacitors.
November 2, 2018
Researchers at LLNL and the University of California, Santa Cruz have created 3D-printed supercapacitor electrodes capable of achieving record-breaking performance and overcoming conventional tradeoffs for supercapacitors in the process.
October 25, 2018
LLNL researchers are working to make better electronic devices by delving into the way nanocrystals are arranged inside of them.
August 31, 2018
In a study published in Science Advances, LLNL researchers report on the hierarchical 3D printing of nanoporous gold, a proof of concept that researchers say could revolutionize the design of chemical reactors.
August 17, 2018
In a paper published online in Materials Horizons, a journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the team reported a breakthrough, producing micro-architectured 3D graphene aerogel structures with higher resolution and complexity than anything created before with other 3D printing methods.
August 6, 2018
LLNL, in collaboration with Southern California Gas Co. and Stanford University, are using microbes to convert carbon dioxide directly to renewable natural gas.
March 23, 2018
At Lawrence Livermore, early-stage research to store hydrogen in solid materials, such as metal hydrides, could be a boon for advancing the hydrogen fuel economy. New results from these efforts, gleaned from this multidisciplinary approach, are reinvigorating scientists engaged in creating a technology infrastructure to produce, distribute, and store hydrogen for fuel cell–based transportation and other industrial applications.
March 8, 2018
LLNL researchers have received $1 million from the Department of Energy to improve the energy efficiency of copper-based catalysts to convert carbon dioxide into methane and other valuable hydrocarbon products.
February 22, 2018
Adding carbon atoms to a new type of solid lithium ion battery could make it charge faster and more safely. Solid-state lithium-ion batteries can provide dramatically improved safety, voltage and energy density compared with today’s batteries, which use liquid components. They could be used in electric vehicles, as well as in power electronics. However, they are still in an early stage of development, with very few commercialized to date.
January 17, 2018
When Lawrence Livermore scientist Tadashi Ogitsu leased a hydrogen fuel-cell car, he knew that his daily commute would change forever. There are no greenhouse gases that come out of the tailpipe, just a bit of water vapor.
To combat climate change and other anthropogenic environmental impacts, researchers have identified and analyzed major sources of pollution.
October 23, 2017
To help increase the U.S. supply of rare earth metals, an LLNL team has created a new way to recover rare earths using bioengineered bacteria.
July 31, 2017
LLNL scientists have developed a technique that helps extract hydrogen from water efficiently and cheaply.
Yongqin Jiao is the principal investigator of MicroMiners, a project focused on rare-earth bioadsorption, or using genetically engineered bacteria to recover rare-earth elements from sources where levels are so low that recovery by ordinary means would be prohibitively expensive.
October 20, 2016
Through an additive manufacturing process called two-photon polymerization direct laser writing, a team of LLNL researchers has fabricated the first millimeter-sized, low-density foam reservoir targets with nanoscale features for material strength tests at the OMEGA laser in Rochester, New York.
High-technology products, from car motors to fluorescent lighting, often rely on small amounts of scarce raw materials that possess key properties, such as strength, thermal resistivity, and magnetism.
February 9, 2016
For the first time ever, scientists at LLNL and UC Santa Cruz have successfully 3D-printed supercapacitors using an ultra-lightweight graphene aerogel.
November 5, 2015
LLNL scientists have found that lithium ion batteries operate longer and faster when their electrodes are treated with hydrogen.
October 8, 2015
As part of a tri-lab consortium, LLNL researchers will develop tools and understanding necessary for designing new solid-state materials for storing hydrogen gas.
In the race for advanced energy storage systems, researchers are increasingly turning to the supercapacitor, a seemingly straightforward device made attractive by its many advantages over most batteries, including higher power density, faster charge–discharge cycling, enhanced safety, lower cost, and better endurance.
Livermore scientists are studying a process that uses sunlight as the driver for producing hydrogen fuel.
February 5, 2015
Using the same baking soda found in most grocery stores, LLNL scientists, along with colleagues from Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have created a significant advance in carbon dioxide capture.
August 28, 2014
Three LLNL researchers have received the Department of Energy’s 2014 Hydrogen Production R&D Award for developing a system that uses sunlight to split water molecules, producing hydrogen.
July 23, 2014
Your cell phone may stay charged longer due to advances in modeling lithium-ion battery storage capacity.
June 23, 2014
LLNL scientists are working on a project that will use particles considerably smaller than the size of a human hair to improve the storage capacity of hydrogen-powered vehicles.
Livermore microbiologist Yongqin Jiao is midway through a five-year study to investigate how certain aerobic bacteria interact with uranium in aquatic environments.