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Better Combustion for Power Generation


A collaboration between GE and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is contributing to efficiency gains in GE’s H-class gas turbines. These are currently the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbines, capable of converting...
31-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL Researchers Use Strain to Engineer First High-Performance, Two-Way Oxide Catalyst


In most cases, a catalyst that’s good at driving chemical reactions in one direction is bad at driving reactions in the opposite direction. However, a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has created the first high-performance, two-way oxide...
27-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Opening Chattanooga Office


The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will open an office at EPB headquarters in Chattanooga’s Innovation District that will link local companies to the national laboratory’s resources and expertise.
23-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Neutrons Probe Structure of Enzyme Critical to Development of Next-Generation HIV Drugs


A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutron analysis to better understand a protein implicated in the replication of HIV, the retrovirus that causes AIDS. The enzyme, known as HIV-1 protease, is a key drug...
20-May-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL Demonstrates Large-Scale Technique to Produce Quantum Dots

ORNL demonstrates a method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications.
19-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Laser Treatment, Bonding Potential Road to Success for Carbon Fiber

Joining carbon fiber composites and aluminum for lightweight cars and other multi-material high-end products could become less expensive because of an ORNL method that harnesses a laser’s power and precision.
19-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL Exclusively Licenses Carbon Fiber Processing Inventions to RMX Technologies


RMX Technologies of Knoxville, Tenn., and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have signed an exclusive licensing agreement for a new technology that dramatically reduces the time and energy needed in the production of carbon...
13-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Neutrons Tap Into Magnetism in Topological Insulators at High Temperatures


Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and their collaborators used neutron scattering to reveal magnetic moments in hybrid topological insulator (TI) materials at room...
9-May-2016 12:05 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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