Argonne National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest research centers. It is also the nation's first national laboratory, chartered in 1946.
Argonne is a direct descendant of the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory, part of the World War Two Manhattan Project. It was at the Met Lab where, on Dec. 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and his band of about 50 colleagues created the world's first controlled nuclear chain reaction in a racquets court at the University of Chicago. After the war, Argonne was given the mission of developing nuclear reactors for peaceful purposes. Over the years, Argonne's research expanded to include many other areas of science, engineering and technology. Argonne is not and never has been a weapons laboratory.
Today, the laboratory has about 2,900 employees, including about 1,000 scientists and engineers, of whom about 750 hold doctorate degrees. Argonne's annual operating budget of about $475 million supports upwards of 200 research projects, ranging from studies of the atomic nucleus to global climate change research. Since 1990, Argonne has worked with more than 600 companies and numerous federal agencies and other organizations.
Argonne occupies 1,500 wooded acres in DuPage County, Ill. The site is surrounded by forest preserve about 25 miles southwest of Chicago's Loop. The site also houses the U.S. Department of Energy's Chicago Operations Office.
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Self-Assembly of Nanoparticle Chains Observed in Real-Time
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New Nanomaterials Technique to Develop Better Electronics
Scientists Use Diamond-Based Nanoscale Materials to Improve Electronics’ Efficiency
Ultra-nanocrystalline Diamond Nanowires Exhibit Unique Electrical Properties
Precise Positioning of Nanocrystals Allow Control Over Collective Properties
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Molecular Beam Epitaxy Facility to Design Custom Materials for Scientists
DNA Can Act Like Velcro for Nanoparticles
New Nanofabrication Technique Opens Door to Future Generations of Solar Cells
Materials and Nanotechnology Scientists Receive Presidential Honors
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Argonne Lab Names Three Scientists as Distinguished Fellows
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Researchers Develop Superparamagnetic Gold Nanoshells
Argonne Advanced Photon Source Receives Approval for Upgrade
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New Class of Silver-Based Catalysts for the Production of Propylene Oxide
Biochip Reveals "Fingerprints" of Biochemical Threats
Argonne Scientist Named American Physical Society Fellow
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Argonne Scientist Awarded $2.5 Million for Early Career Research Program
Challenges of Getting Manufacturers Interested in Advanced Materials for Batteries
New Route to Transform the Structure of Porous Materials at Industrially-Accessible High Pressures
Studies Provide Insight into Formation of Quasi-Crystalline Phase in Atomic Systems
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Researchers Explores the Promise of Lithium-Air Battery Technology
Scientists Discover Common Bacteria Can Turn Microgears When Suspended in Solution
Scientists Reveal Microscopic Mechanism Behind Superinsulation
New Way to Control Casimir Force
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Argonne Scientists Refine Technique to Manufacture Solar Cells
Argonne Receives $7 Million in Recovery Act Funds for Solar Energy Projects
Microscopic Organisms Stirring Fluids Remarkably Quickly and Effectively
Argonne Scientists Recognized by the American Physical Society for Outstanding Contributions
Argonne Physicist Honored with HENAAC Award
Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials Dedicate New Scanning Probing Microscopy Building
Scientists Created Material with Potential Impact on Next Generation Electronics
Exploring the Limits of Antiferromagnetism in a Nanostructured Material
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Argonne Lab Receives $29.1 Million for Improvements and Upgrades to Major Scientific Facilities and Other Projects
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Regional Partnership to Explore Complementary Scientific Research Efforts
Defects at Grain Boundary in Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Hold Responsibility for Fundamental Mechanism of Energy Dissipation
Argonne National Laboratory Opens its Gates to the Community
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MCSG Deposit Their 1,000th Protein Structure into Protein Data Bank
How Light Emission from Quantum Dots is Modified When in Proximity to Smooth Metal Films
Argonne Lab Researchers Wins Four R+D 100 Awards
Crystal Structure Could Offer New Therapies
Scientists Reach Milestone in the Study of Emergent Magnetism
Argonne and BASF Signs Lithium-Ion Battery Technology Agreement
Argonne Lab Physicist Wins 2009 Francis M. Pipkin Award
Miniaturized Gas Sensor Using Hybrid Nanostructures Supported on Multiwalled CNTs
Argonne Scientist Awarded L'Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science
Argonne National Laboratory Researcher Named Recipient of USPAS Prize
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Argonne Scientist Named AAAS Fellow for Contributions in Materials Science and Nanotechnology
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