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Nickel-78 Is a ‘Doubly Magic’ Isotope, Supercomputing Calculations Confirm


Theoretical physicists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently used Titan, America’s most powerful supercomputer, to compute the nuclear structure of nickel-78 and found that this neutron-rich nucleus is indeed doubly magic.
26-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Six ORNL Researchers Elected Fellows of the American Physical Society


Six researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society.
25-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL Offers New Partnership Opportunities for Small Businesses

Small businesses in the clean-energy sector have another opportunity to request technical assistance from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory through the DOE Small Business Vouchers Pilot.
13-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nano-Spike Catalysts Convert Carbon Dioxide Directly Into Ethanol

In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol.
12-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

SNS Accelerator Celebrates 10 Years of Leading the Way


The first of its kind superconducting linear particle accelerator (LINAC) built for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is now celebrating 10 years of successful operations. The SNS...
6-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2016


ORNL-led team progresses toward automated research tools for U.S. cancer population data; ORNL updates National Hydropower Map; ORNL’s Autotune software beat the industry’s energy efficiency standards, automating about 45 man-hours of building...
3-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First-Ever 3D Printed Excavator Project Advances Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing R&D


Heavy construction machinery is the focus of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s latest advance in additive manufacturing research. With industry partners and university students, ORNL researchers are designing and producing the world’s first 3D...
28-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Samsung Licenses ORNL Transparent Superhydrophobic Glass Coatings for Electronic Devices

Samsung Electronics has exclusively licensed optically clear superhydrophobic film technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to improve the performance of glass displays on smartphones, tablets and other electronic...
26-Sep-2016 1:05 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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