Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards
Each year the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC), which comprises more than
600 federal laboratories and centers, recognizes federal laboratory employees
who have done outstanding work in the process of transferring laboratory-developed
technology. Argonne has won 26 awards since the program
began in 1984.
Lithium Titanium Oxide Spinel Anode System for High-Power Lithium-Ion Batteries. Argonne developed and transferred a nanophased lithium titanium oxide (LTO) spinel anode system for use in high-power lithium-ion batteries designed for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications. The innovation includes the novel anode material; system design features that permit the anode material to work well with the commercially available lithium manganese oxide spinel (LMO)-based cathode adopted by EnerDel, the recipient of the transferred technology; and a method for factory-scale manufacturing of the material.
Argonne's Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) enables automotive designers to overcome time and cost constraints for advanced vehicle design, such as hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. Because it would be impossible to build and test every different powertrain option manually, PSAT provides the modeling and simulation capabilities for automotive designers to quickly examine the multitudes of possible configurations and understand the impacts on vehicle performance and fuel economy.
Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Coating Technology for Advanced Multifunctional Devices (UNCD)™ has enormous potential for applications ranging from biomedical implants, high-band width telecommunication systems, and micro/nano manufacturing.
Improved Electrodialysis Operation with Buffer Solution, an improved industrial process used in producing cotton.
Globus Toolkit, the de facto software standard for Grid computing (Mathematics and Computer Science Division)
Commercialization of autothermal fuel reforming catalyst for fuel cells (Chemical Engineering Division)
Commercialization of Ceramicrete chemically bonded ceramic (Energy Technology Division)
Commercialization of ethyl lactate environmentally friendly technology (Energy Systems Division; joint award with NTEC, Inc., now Vertec BioSolvents, LLC)
Real-Time, Low-Cost Laser Weld Monitor (Technology Development Division; joint award with Spawr Industries)
Empore Rad Disks (Chemical Technology Division and Environmental Research Division; joint award with 3M Company and IBC Advanced Technologies)
Magnetic Flux Imaging System (Materials Science Division and Institute for Solid State Physics, Moscow, Russia)
Melt Processing of Superconductors (Energy Technology Division)
CEMROX process for upgrading natural gas into syngas (Energy Technology Division)
Application of neutron diffraction to determination of stress in engineering composites (Materials and Components Technology Division)
New extraction chromatographic materials for the separation and preconcentration of radionuclides from biological, environmental, and nuclear waste samples (Chemistry Division)
Monolithic Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (Chemical Technology Division)
Nanophase Materials (Materials Science Division)
Applying the silicon nitride material technology to race car engines (Energy and Environmental Systems Division)
Binder-Enhanced Refuse-Derived Fuel Pellets (Energy and Environmental Systems Division)
Excimer Laser Technology for Medical Applications (Chemistry Division)
Ultrasonic Flaw Detector for Hot Steel (Materials and Components Technology Division; joint award with American Iron and Steel Institute, National Bureau of Standards, and Magnaflux)
Chemical Parameter Spectrometer portable toxic gas detector (Environmental Research Division)
Proliferation-resistant nuclear fuel for research reactors and transferring the fabrication technology to commercial fuel element producers (Materials Science and Technology Division and Applied Physics Division)
Synthesis of the Synthetic Metal Precursor (Chemistry Division)
New Chemical Extractant with Application in Nuclear Industry and in Separations Research (Chemistry Division)
Anti-Jet-Lag Diet and Shift Work (Biological and Medical Research Division)