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New manufacturing process produces better, cheaper cathodes for lithium-ion batteries

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method for producing a key component of lithium-ion batteries. The result is a more affordable battery from a faster, less wasteful process that uses less...
5-Dec-2022 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers use blockchain to increase electric grid resiliency

Although blockchain is best known for securing digital currency payments, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using it to track a different kind of exchange: It’s the first time blockchain has ever been...
22-Nov-2022 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Liquid-to-solid battery electrolyte technology licensed exclusively to Safire

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has exclusively licensed battery electrolyte technology to Safire Technology Group. The collection of five patented technologies are designed for a drop-in additive for lithium-ion batteries...
18-Nov-2022 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Story tips: Genetic markers for autism, hiding in plain sight; Recyclable composites help drive net-zero goal; Evaluating buildings in real time; Nanoreactor grows hydrogen-storage crystals

Genetic markers for autism, hiding in plain sight; Recyclable composites help drive net-zero goal; Evaluating buildings in real time; Nanoreactor grows hydrogen-storage crystals
17-Nov-2022 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Oak Ridge, Argonne national laboratories collaborate with Wabtec on hydrogen-powered trains to decarbonize rail industry

As the United States shifts away from fossil-fuel-burning cars and trucks, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge and Argonne national laboratories are exploring options for another form of transportation: trains. The research focuses...
10-Nov-2022 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Deep Learning Underlies Geographic Dataset Used in Hurricane Response

Over the past seven years, researchers in ORNL’s Geospatial Science and Human Security Division have mapped and characterized all structures within the United States and its territories to aid FEMA in its response to disasters.
1-Nov-2022 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ORNL’s Vasudevan elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Rama Vasudevan, a research scientist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, or APS.
31-Oct-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ORNL’s Sheng Dai named Office of Science Distinguished Scientist Fellow

Sheng Dai, a Corporate Fellow and section head at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been selected by the DOE Office of Science as a 2023 Distinguished Scientist Fellow.
31-Oct-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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ORNL experts help measure new world record for fusion energy

Lab experts help measure this month's fusion milestone at Joint European Torus (JET) with cutting-edge diagnostics.
18-Feb-2022 9:25 AM EST

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Chuck Kessel: Forging Paths for Fusion’s Future

Chuck Kessel leads the national Blanket and Fuel Cycle program, the national Fusion Energy Systems Studies program and the Virtual Laboratory of Technology and co-leads the Liquid-Metal Plasma-Facing Components program. He's devoted his career to...
16-Nov-2020 10:05 AM EST

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Ethan Coon: Capturing Natural Processes Through Math

As a computational hydrologist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Ethan Coon combines his talent for math with his love of coding to solve big science questions about water quality, water availability for energy production, climate change, and the...
19-Sep-2019 3:40 PM EDT

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Nina Balke: Fine-tuned science

As a researcher at ORNL’s Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a DOE Nanoscience User Facility, Nina Balke explores avenues for fine-tuning materials’ physical properties to solve energy challenges and expands fundamental research...
26-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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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

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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

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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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