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Neutrons and a ‘Bit of Gold’ Uncover New Type of Quantum Phase Transition


In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, a team of researchers led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory reports the discovery of a new type of quantum phase transition. This unique transition happens at an elastic...
19-Jan-2017 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Largest Populus SNP Dataset Holds Promise for Biofuels, Materials, Metabolites


Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have released the largest-ever single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) dataset of genetic variations in poplar trees, information useful to plant scientists as well as...
17-Jan-2017 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Crystallization Method Offers New Option for Carbon Capture From Ambient Air


Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a simple, reliable process to capture carbon dioxide directly from ambient air, offering a new option for carbon capture and storage strategies to combat global...
9-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2017


Researchers identify patterns that could be valuable resource for superconductivity research; ORNL researchers developing approaches to preserve forests, wildlife; ORNL supercomputer helping scientists push boundaries; New measurement technique...
4-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Ceramic Matrix Composites Take Flight in LEAP Jet Engine


A quarter-century ago, the Department of Energy began a program, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to support U.S. development of ceramic matrix composites. In 2016 a new aircraft engine became the first widely deployed CMC-containing product.
3-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Neutron Diffraction Probes Forms of Carbon Dioxide in Extreme Environments


Through a Deep Carbon Observatory collaboration, Adam Makhluf of the University of California, Los Angeles’s Earth, Space and Planetary Science Department and Chris Tulk of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Chemical and Engineering Materials...
20-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Biology and Neutrons Collide to Unlock Secrets of Fish Ear Bones


Scientific discovery can come from anywhere, but few researchers can say the answers to their questions would come from the pea-sized bones in the head of a six-foot-long, 200-pound prehistoric freshwater fish.
20-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

George Joins Elite Group as ORNL-UT Governor’s Chair


Easo George, one of the world’s foremost authorities on advanced alloy development and theory, has been named the 15th Governor’s Chair at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee.
13-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST 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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