Confirming the pedigree of uranium cubes from Nazi Germany’s failed nuclear program

Before the Nazis could develop nuclear technology, Allied forces captured the uranium cubes central to Germany’s research. The fate of most is unknown, but a few are thought to be in the U.S. Scientists developing methods to confirm the cubes’ provenance will present their results at ACS Fall 2021.

How Argonne is working to power a clean energy revolution

A growing global population will need energy from a range of sources. Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have been pioneering solutions for 75 years.

Seventeen from Argonne recognized with Secretary of Energy’s Honor Awards

Six groups that included seventeen scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory were recent recipients of the DOE’s 2020 Secretary of Energy’s Honor Awards.

Six degrees of nuclear separation

For the first time, Argonne scientists have printed 3D parts that pave the way to recycling up to 97 percent of the waste produced by nuclear reactors. From left to right: Peter Kozak, Andrew Breshears, M Alex Brown, co-authors of a recent Scientific Reports article detailing their breakthrough. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)

Argonne harnesses virtual power to address the most complex challenges in nuclear science

Designing a new type of nuclear reactor is a complicated endeavor requiring billions of dollars and years of development. Because of the high cost, Argonne researchers are running a broad suite of computational codes on supercomputers that offer power available at only a few sites worldwide.

Argonne harnesses virtual power to address the most complex challenges in nuclear science

Designing a new type of nuclear reactor is a complicated endeavor requiring billions of dollars and years of development. Because of the high cost, Argonne researchers are running a broad suite of computational codes on supercomputers that offer power available at only a few sites worldwide.