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Argonne National Laboratory (DOE)

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Argonne National Laboratory (DOE)

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Mission Statement:
Argonne National Laboratory is operated by the University of Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy. Argonne 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 research falls into four broad categories: Basic science seeks solutions to a wide variety of scientific challenges. This includes experimental and theoretical work in materials science, physics, chemistry, biology, high-energy physics, and mathematics and computer science, including high-performance computing. Argonne's exciting, cutting-edge research brings value to society today by helping lay the foundation for tomorrow's technological breakthroughs. Scientific facilities like Argonne's Advanced Photon Source help advance America's scientific leadership and prepare the nation for the future. The laboratory designs, builds and operates sophisticated research facilities that would be too expensive for a single company or university to build and operate. They are used by scientists from Argonne, industry, academia and other national laboratories, and often by scientists from other nations. The laboratory is also home to the Intense Pulsed Neutron Source, the Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System and other facilities. Energy resources programs help insure a reliable supply of efficient and clean energy for the future. Argonne scientists and engineers are developing advanced batteries and fuel cells, as well as advanced electric power generation and storage systems. They are also working to improve the safety and longevity of both American and Soviet-designed nuclear reactors. Environmental management includes work on managing and solving the nation's environmental problems and promoting environmental stewardship. Research in this area includes alternative energy systems; environmental risk and economic impact assessments; hazardous waste site analysis and remediation planning; electrometallurgical treatment to prepare spent nuclear fuel for disposal; and new technologies for decontaminating and decommissioning aging nuclear reactors.

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Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439


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(630) 252-3078

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    Activity Detail(s)

  • Research and Technology

    Country(ies) of Operation

  • USA