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Timken turns to neutrons to get its bearings on internal stresses

Researchers from the Timken Company, a leading international manufacturer of bearings, are using neutron scattering at ORNL’s High Flux Isotope Reactor to investigate how internal residual stresses can shorten the lifetime and reliability of a...
13-Dec-2018 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Good Vibrations: Neutrons Lend Insight into Acoustic Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing taps hard-to-reach pockets of oil and natural gas where more traditional drilling methods fall short. However, the process requires large amounts of water and chemicals, which can negatively impact public health and the...
13-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

City of Knoxville demonstrates new precision de-icing technology developed by ORNL

The City of Knoxville, Tenn., public service crews demonstrated a new de-icing device made possible by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The technology aims to more efficiently and...
11-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Researchers demonstrate new building block in quantum computing

Researchers with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a new level of control over photons encoded with quantum information. The team's experimental system allows them to manipulate the frequency of photons to...
4-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, December 2018

ORNL solved methane mystery through tree trunk, soil study; neutrons unlock secrets of corn nanoparticles; lithium-ion battery study could inform safer designs; corrosion tests could advance molten salt reactor designs; thought leaders discuss sea...
4-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Neutron Production at ORNL’s SNS Reaches Design Power Level

The Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has broken a new record by ending its first neutron production cycle at its design power level of 1.4 megawatts.
27-Nov-2018 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites


Kurfess, Smith join ORNL to lead advanced manufacturing initiatives

Two leaders in US manufacturing innovation, Thomas Kurfess and Scott Smith, are joining the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to support its pioneering research in advanced manufacturing.
27-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Leah Broussard: Breaking the Standard Model to Fix Understanding of the Universe

Leah Broussard, a physicist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has so much fun exploring the neutron that she alternates between calling it her “laboratory” and “playground” for understanding the universe.
26-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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National lab tech to help locate people & power outages during Hurricane Irma; helps prep for Jose & Katia

1-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT


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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