Argonne research featured in two ‘NOVA’ programs
An upcoming episode of “NOVA” will focus on “The Search for a Super Battery” and include Argonne, the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) and U.S. Department of Energy–funded battery research. The program will air Feb. 1, 2017, at 9 p.m. on WTTW-Channel 11 in Chicago.
The program producers visited Argonne in 2016 and toured the Advanced Photon Source, JCESR battery laboratories, the Materials Engineering Research Facility, the Transportation Technology Research and Development Center and the solar panel array in the 300 area. More information about the Feb. 1 program is online at the PBS website.
In addition, a recent “NOVA” episode now online, “The Nuclear Option,” includes interviews with Argonne reactor pioneer Charles Till and former Associate Laboratory Director Mark Peters, now director of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), mainly in the second half of the program. It also focuses on the former Argonne-West site, now part of INL. “The Nuclear Option” is a look at the future of nuclear power and the implications of the Fukushima disaster.
“NOVA” is the most-watched prime time science series on American television, reaching an average of five million viewers weekly. The show is now in its fourth decade of production.
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