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About the Initiative

About MS3

New materials are critical for a carbon-neutral economy, and through the Materials Synthesis and Simulation Across Scales (MS3) Initiative, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be making, measuring, and modeling materials that will boost energy efficiency and carbon capture to reverse the trend in CO2 emissions.  The Initiative’s long-term objectives are focused on functional targets central to emerging opportunities in fundamental science, catalysis, soft magnets, and molecular separation.

The Initiative supports Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s mission to strengthen U.S. scientific foundations for innovation and increase the U.S. energy capacity and reduce dependence on imported oil. Ultimately the discoveries will also benefit signature science and support the national security mission.

To increase our scientific stature and national impact while accelerating our progress in meeting the U.S. Department of Energy’s missions, PNNL invests in a portfolio of science and technology initiatives. These initiatives are funded by DOE’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development program that allows the Laboratory to direct overhead funds toward strategic research objectives that build and strengthen our science and technology capabilities.

MS3 Initiative