Facilities for Transformational Materials Science
The Transformational Materials Science Initiative at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory benefits from thousands of square feet of laboratory space with both traditional and customized instrumentation and instrumentation suites.
Our researchers use powerful NMR instruments in the U.S. Department of Energy's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a national scientific user facility, to conduct in situ material testing for batteries. They also use the transmission electron microscope to obtain in situ data on the chemical reactions within batteries and new materials.
In addition to EMSL, we benefit from a host of wet and dry chemistry laboratories. For example, we use PNNL's controlled atmosphere furnaces with gas analysis capabilities to synthesize templated materials for energy-related applications. As another example, our researchers benefit from electrochemical synthesis and testing laboratories, which include multi-station testing capabilities.