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Clean Energy Systems

Although energy demand in the national energy portfolio is projected to observe only modest increases over the next 20 years, the equipment and tools used to support the energy infrastructure will change significantly. Acknowledging that global demand is expected to increase by about 50 percent in that same timeframe, the need to support rapid materials development is paramount if supply chains are to be maintained, especially for new technologies.

Within an “all-of-the-above” national energy strategy—including fossil, nuclear, and renewable sources to meet future energy demands—the discovery and deployment of advanced materials for harnessing, converting, distributing, and utilizing these energy sources are crucial for providing humanity with affordable, abundant, and environmentally responsible energy systems. Examples of such sustainable systems include innovative materials to more fully utilize the vast solar resources, pioneering energystorage materials enabling a diverse energy harnessing and delivery infrastructure, novel alloys enabling efficient energy conversions in extreme environments, and groundbreaking catalysts promoting the production of energy-dense liquid fuels from a variety of feedstocks.

The Nanoporous Materials Genome Center

The Nanoporous Materials Genome Center (NMGC) discovers and explores microporous and mesoporous materials, including metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolites, and porous polymer networks (PPNs). These materials find use as separation media and catalysts in many energy-relevant processes and their next generation computational design offers a high-payoff opportunity. Towards that end, the NMGC develops state-of-the-art predictive modeling tools and employs them to increase the pace of materials discovery.

Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)

JCESR is a major research partnership that integrates government, academic, and industrial researchers from many disciplines to overcome critical scientific and technical barriers and create new breakthrough energy storage technology.

The Brilliance of Diamonds

In 2013, Argonne National Laboratory and AKHAN Semiconductors together developed diamond-based semiconductor technologies that have now been licensed to AKHAN. This public-private partnership resulted in advanced manufacturing capabilities that will result in accelerated deployment of diamond-based materials to the market. Argonne developed a nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) deposition technology that lowers the cost of diamond thin films. AKHAN developed a doping process that can more efficiently transforms diamond into a semi-conductor.

Rational Design of Advanced Polymeric Capacitor Films Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

The primary objective of this integrated research program is to design new classes of polymeric materials with high dielectric constant and high breakdown strength, suitable for application in high voltage, high energy density capacitor technologies. We seek to achieve this objective through state-of-the-art "scale-bridging" computations, synthesis, processing, and electrical characterization, and through the creation of a relational database.

Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP)

The Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) is a DOE Energy Innovation Hub.  One of its focus areas is accelerated discovery of materials that can use sunlight to generate hydrogen from water.  JCAP uses high-throughput experimentation to characterize promising materials, and maintains a publicly available, online database of materials characterized to date.

PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center

At the PRISMS Center integration drives everything we do. Our science is integrated with our computational codes and with the results from our experimentalists who identify new phenomena and fill in missing details. Our Materials Commons repository allows groups to collaborate and share data and provide it to the broader technical community. And our computational software is seamlessly integrating the latest multi-length scale scientific software into open source codes.

The Materials Project

Harnessing the power of supercomputing and state of the art electronic structure methods, the Materials Project provides open web-based access to computed information on known and predicted materials as well as powerful analysis tools to inspire and design novel materials.

Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science (CTCMS)

Mission

The Center's mission is to support the Material Measurement Laboratory's mission in materials measurement and data delivery by:

  • developing, solving, and quantifying materials models using state-of-the-art computational approaches;
  • creating opportunities for collaboration where CTCMS can make a positive difference by virtue of its structure, focus, and people;
  • developing powerful new tools for materials theory and modeling and accelerating their integration into industrial research.

DOE EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office Database

The DOE EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office maintains a publicly accessible database of the material properties of hydrogen storage materials (adsorbents, chemicals, and reversible hydrides). The database collects information from experimentation and computational models developed both with and without DOE funding, with the intent of accelerating the development of hydrogen storage materials.

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AFRL, NIST, and NSF Announce Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge Awardees
AFRL, NIST, and NSF Announce Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge Awardees
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Center of Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
Center of Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
Center of Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
Center of Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
QMCPACK
QMCPACK
National Objective: National Security
Innovation in High Energy Diffraction Microscopy Adds New Insights to Material Deformation and Failure
Innovation in High Energy Diffraction Microscopy Adds New Insights to Material Deformation and Failure
The Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
The Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
The Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
The Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
The Materials Project
The Materials Project
Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: Managing the Mosaic of Microstructure
Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: Managing the Mosaic of Microstructure
Center of Excellence on Integrated Materials Modeling (CEIMM)
Center of Excellence on Integrated Materials Modeling (CEIMM)
PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center
PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center
Automatic Flow for Materials Discovery (AFLOW)
Automatic Flow for Materials Discovery (AFLOW)
Rational Design of Advanced Polymeric Capacitor Films Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
Rational Design of Advanced Polymeric Capacitor Films Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
The Brilliance of Diamonds
Innovative methods to identify critical and/or strategic elements from unconventional domestic sources
Innovative methods to identify critical and/or strategic elements from unconventional domestic sources
National Objective: Human Health and Welfare
The Materials Project
The Materials Project
PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center
PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center
Development and application of innovative methods for quantification of hexavalent chromium in soils
Development and application of innovative methods for quantification of hexavalent chromium in soils
National Objective: Clean Energy Systems
DOE EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office Database
DOE EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office Database
The Materials Project
The Materials Project
PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center
PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP)
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP)
Rational Design of Advanced Polymeric Capacitor Films Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
Rational Design of Advanced Polymeric Capacitor Films Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
The Brilliance of Diamonds
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)
The Nanoporous Materials Genome Center
The Nanoporous Materials Genome Center
Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science (CTCMS)
Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science (CTCMS)
National Objective: Infrastructure and Consumer Goods
Innovation in High Energy Diffraction Microscopy Adds New Insights to Material Deformation and Failure
Innovation in High Energy Diffraction Microscopy Adds New Insights to Material Deformation and Failure
DOE EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office Database
DOE EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office Database
Data and Computational Tools for Advanced Materials Design: Structural Materials Applications - Cobalt Based Superalloys
Data and Computational Tools for Advanced Materials Design: Structural Materials Applications - Cobalt Based Superalloys
Materials Data Curation System
Materials Data Curation System
The Materials Project
The Materials Project
Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: Managing the Mosaic of Microstructure
Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: Managing the Mosaic of Microstructure
Center of Excellence on Integrated Materials Modeling (CEIMM)
Center of Excellence on Integrated Materials Modeling (CEIMM)
Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD)
Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD)
PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center
PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP)
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP)
Automatic Flow for Materials Discovery (AFLOW)
Automatic Flow for Materials Discovery (AFLOW)
The Brilliance of Diamonds
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)
Innovative methods to identify critical and/or strategic elements from unconventional domestic sources
Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science (CTCMS)
Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science (CTCMS)
Development and application of innovative methods for quantification of hexavalent chromium in soils
Development and application of innovative methods for quantification of hexavalent chromium in soils
Innovative methods to identify critical and/or strategic elements from unconventional domestic sources
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