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Story Tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2015

High octane rating makes ethanol attractive; ORNL has potential solution to congestion, collisions; ORNL using advanced methods to discover new materials; ORNL hosting molten salt reactor workshop; Virginia Tech using ORNL computing resources for...
6-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL Researchers Find ‘Greener’ Way to Assemble Materials for Solar Applications


Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a “greener” way to control the assembly of photovoltaic polymers in water using a surfactant—a detergent-like molecule—as a template.
5-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL Microscopy Finds Evidence of High-Temperature Superconductivity in Single Layer


Electron microscopy is pointing researchers closer to the development of ultra-thin materials that transfer electrons with no resistance at relatively high temperatures.
30-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New York Cybersecurity Company Licenses ORNL’s Data Diode


Lock Data Solutions has licensed a technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed to protect a company’s data from internal and external threats.
29-Sep-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL Demonstrates Road to Supercapacitors for Scrap Tires


Some of the 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States alone could be used in supercapacitors for vehicles and the electric grid using a technology developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Drexel University.
25-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL Integrated Energy Demo Connects 3D-Printed Building, Vehicle

A research demonstration unveiled today at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory combines clean energy technologies into a 3D-printed building and vehicle to showcase a new approach to energy use, storage and consumption.
23-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nano-Trapped Molecules Are Potential Path to Quantum Devices


Single atoms or molecules imprisoned by laser light in a doughnut-shaped metal cage could unlock the key to advanced storage devices, computers and high-resolution instruments.
17-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Central Solenoid Insert Coil Confirms Conductor Readiness for ITER


In another step towards building the ITER fusion reactor, the US ITER team worked with international partners to verify the performance of the ITER central solenoid conductor. Using a US-designed “insert coil” or test coil inserted in a large...
15-Sep-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Pressure Is on


Researchers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) have developed technology to squeeze materials with a million times the pressure of the earth’s atmosphere while studying them with neutrons. When they...
13-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Yonath Discusses Visualizing Ribosomes and Antibiotic Resistance


Ada Yonath, a pioneer in using crystallographic techniques to visualize ribosome structure, was the most recent Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecturer at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her work continues to contribute to...
12-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

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