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New 2-D detector promises expanded neutron scattering capabilities for WAND users

The WAND instrument, beam line HB-2C, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's High Flux Isotope Reactor, recently received a new detector for improved characterizations of materials in extreme environments at the microscopic level—courtesy of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Both ORNL and LANL are Department of Energy laboratories.

ORNL, HTS International Corporation to collaborate on manufacturing research

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) HTS International Corporation and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have signed an agreement to explore potential collaborations in advanced manufacturing research.

FRED database gathers root traits to advance understanding of below-ground plant ecology

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have released a new global, centralized database of plant root traits, or identifying characteristics, that can advance our understanding of how the hidden structure of plants below ground may interact with and relate to life above ground.

Small nanoparticles have surprisingly big effects on polymer nanocomposites

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Polymer nanocomposites mix particles billionths of a meter in diameter with polymers, which are long molecular chains. Often used to make injection-molded products, they are common in automobiles,Show More Summary

ORNL study examines tungsten in extreme environments to improve fusion materials

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) 'We're trying to determine the fundamental behavior of plasma-facing materials with the goal of better understanding degradation mechanisms so we can engineer robust, new materials,' said materials scientist Chad Parish of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Show More Summary

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2017

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) ORNL's rapid prototyping supports small business manufacturing; ORNL chemists' accelerated membrane-based gas separation method could ultimately separate carbon dioxide from flue gases at power plants;...Show More Summary

Automated measurement system enhances quality, reduces handling in Pu-238 production

Under a collaborative partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Department of Energy (DOE), a new automated measurement system developed at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will ensure quality production of plutonium-238 while reducing handling by workers. 

Kalinin, Paranthaman elected Materials Research Society fellows

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Two researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sergei Kalinin and Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, have been elected fellows of the Materials Research Society.

ORNL wins four FLC technology transfer awards

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers win four Federal Laboratory Consortium awards.

BU College of Engineering receives NEXTCAR grant to develop smart car technology

(Boston University) The Boston University College of Engineering announced it is a co-investigator for a $3.36 million grant received by Oak Ridge National Laboratory from the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) NEXTCAR program. Show More Summary

Researchers at Tenn. lab set record for communications speed

Work from Oak Ridge National Laboratory could have implications for Internet and technology companies.        

Supercomputing, experiment combine for first look at magnetism of real nanoparticle

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A multi-institution team simulated, for the first time, atomic-level magnetic properties in regions of a real nanoparticle based on experimental data. UCLA and Berkeley Lab's cutting-edge imaging and...Show More Summary

OAK RIDGE: Researchers break data transfer efficiency record. “Researchers at the Department of En…

OAK RIDGE: Researchers break data transfer efficiency record. “Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have set a new record in the transfer of information via superdense coding, a process by which the properties of particles like photons, protons and electrons are used to store as much information as possible.”

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Feb. 2017

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) This tip sheet includes: Vacuum insulation panels prove cost-effective solution for DOD; ORNL noise filter puts end to unwanted EMI; NYC focus of ORNL green commuting study; ORNL process speeds battery production process; and ORNL study sheds new light on traditional welding technique.

Neutrons identify critical details in bacterial enzyme implicated in gastric cancer

Neutron analysis at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is helping researchers better understand a key enzyme found in a bacterium known to cause stomach cancer.

Researchers break data transfer efficiency record

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have set a new record in the transfer of information via superdense coding, a process by which the properties of particles like photons, protons and electrons are used to store as much information as possible.

Neutrons identify critical details in bacterial enzyme implicated in gastric cancer

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Neutron analysis at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is helping researchers better understand a key enzyme found in a bacterium known to cause stomach cancer. UnderstandingShow More Summary

ORNL researchers break data transfer efficiency record

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Researchers have set a new record in the transfer of information via superdense coding, a process by which the properties of particles like photons, protons and electrons are used to store as much information as possible.

The shape of melting in two dimensions

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory). As part of her team's research into matter's tendency to self-organize, Sharon Glotzer of the University of Michigan ran a series of hard particle simulations to study melting in two-dimensional (2-D) systems. Specifically, the team explored how particle shape affects the physics of a 2-D solid-to-fluid melting transition.

Researchers flip script for Li-Ion electrolytes to simulate better batteries

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team led by the California Institute of Technology's Thomas Miller used the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to identify new electrolyte materials with promising properties for lithium-ion conduction in batteries.

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