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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
5/19/2011 1:18:55 PM | Research | 0 comments
First-ever sub-nanoscale snapshots of renegade protein in Huntington's Disease
Bio-SANS probes "disease-relevant" peptide at tenths of billionths of a meter
5/17/2011 9:59:42 AM | Energy | 0 comments
ORNL energy harvesters transform waste into electricity
Billions of dollars lost each year as waste heat from industrial processes can be converted into electricity with a technology being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
4/22/2011 4:44:48 PM | Research | 0 comments
Nature still sets standard for nanoscience revolution
Contrarian behavior allows for flexibility, survival in the microbial world and beyond
3/27/2011 7:30:15 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Neutron analysis yields insight into bacteria for solar energy
Structural studies of some of nature's most efficient light-harvesting systems are lighting the way for new generations of biologically inspired solar cell devices.
2/8/2011 5:54:46 PM | Materials | 0 comments
A hidden magnetic configuration in manganite thin films
Complex oxide materials are intriguing because their properties span an enormous range of distinct physical states, including conductors, insulators, superconductors, ferromagnets, anti-ferromagnets, ferro-electrics, piezo electrics, and multiferroics.
2/3/2011 5:12:50 PM | Energy | 0 comments
'Tall order' sunlight-to-hydrogen system works, neutron analysis confirms
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a biohybrid photoconversion system -- based on the interaction of photosynthetic plant proteins with synthetic polymers -- that can convert visible light into hydrogen fuel.
10/19/2010 6:50:55 PM | Research | 0 comments
ORNL's research reactor revamps veteran neutron scattering tool
The Cold Triple Axis spectrometer, a new addition to Oak Ridge National Laboratory's High Flux Isotope Reactor and a complementary tool to other neutron scattering instruments at ORNL, has entered its commissioning phase.
10/19/2010 6:38:58 PM | Materials | 0 comments
ORNL theorist part of team that discovers unexpected magnetism
With today's nano-fabrication tools, scientists can develop artificial materials with controlled precision - almost atom by atom - of alternating very thin crystalline layers of different materials.
9/15/2010 4:28:50 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Neutrons helping ORNL researchers unlock secrets to cheaper ethanol
New insight into the structure of switchgrass and poplars is fueling discussions that could result in more efficient methods to turn biomass into biofuel.
9/15/2010 4:17:12 PM | Energy | 0 comments
ORNL scientists reveal battery behavior at the nanoscale
As industries and consumers increasingly seek improved battery power sources, cutting-edge microscopy performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is providing an unprecedented perspective on how lithium-ion batteries function.
9/2/2010 11:46:14 PM | Industry | 0 comments
ORNL graphite foam technology licensed to LED North America
Technology developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that extends the life of light-emitting diode lamps has been licensed to LED North America.
8/23/2010 10:05:45 PM | Materials | 0 comments
ORNL scientists help explain graphene mystery
Nanoscale simulations and theoretical research performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are bringing scientists closer to realizing graphene's potential in electronic applications.
8/14/2010 1:43:28 PM | Industry | 0 comments
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Asylum Research Receive Microscopy Today Innovation Award for New Band Excitation SPM Technology
Band excitation allows more rapid probing of energy dissipation at the nanoscale than previously possible, enabling scientists to characterize a sample�s electrical, magnetic, and mechanical energy conversion and dissipation properties at standard imaging rates.
8/9/2010 6:55:46 PM | Research | 0 comments
Award-winning supercomputer application solves superconductor puzzle
Superconducting materials, which transmit power resistance-free, are found to perform optimally when high- and low-charge density varies on the nanoscale level, according to research performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
8/5/2010 6:18:07 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
Unprecedented look at oxide interfaces reveals unexpected structures on atomic scale
Thin layers of oxide materials and their interfaces have been observed in atomic resolution during growth for the first time by researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, providing new insight into the complicated link between their structure and properties.
4/22/2010 2:40:19 PM | Research | 0 comments
New ORNL carbon composite holds promise for bionics
Mimicking the human nervous system for bionic applications could become a reality with the help of a method developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to process carbon nanotubes.
4/21/2010 11:55:38 AM | Energy | 0 comments
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Industry to Collaborate in Advanced Battery Research
Through new collaborations totaling $6.2 million, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and American industry will tackle some of the most critical challenges facing lithium ion battery production.
2/13/2010 12:07:11 PM | Research | 0 comments
New ORNL sensor exploits traditional weakness of nano devices
By taking advantage of a phenomenon that until now has been a virtual showstopper for electronics designers, a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Panos Datskos is developing a chemical and biological sensor with unprecedented sensitivity.
1/31/2010 6:08:26 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Supercomputing time awarded to design transformational lithium air battery
The Department of Energy announced today that 24 million hours of supercomputing time out of a total of 1.6 billion available hours at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories have been awarded to investigate materials for developing lithium air batteries, capable of powering a car for 500 miles on a single charge.
1/6/2010 12:42:09 AM | Research | 0 comments
Microscopy - An inside view
Scientists studying internal details of biological cells, semiconductors and virtually any material they don't want to destroy in the process may soon be able to use a new technique developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
11/15/2009 8:46:31 AM | Research | 0 comments
UT Knoxville and ORNL researchers turn algae into high-temperature hydrogen source
New findings from a team of researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, however, show that photosynthesis � the process by which plants regenerate using energy from the sun � may function as that clean, sustainable source of hydrogen.
11/6/2009 7:05:54 PM | Research | 0 comments
Researchers develop 'self-healing' polymers at the nanoscale
Imagine a hip replacement covered with a nanometersthin biocompatible layer on its outer surface, where it contacts the body, while the rest of it is designed with the strength to cope with any stress the body might deliver.
10/1/2009 4:56:08 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Spallation Neutron Source first of its kind to reach megawatt power
The Department of Energy's Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), already the world's most powerful facility for pulsed neutron scattering science, is now the first pulsed spallation neutron source to break the one-megawatt barrier.
7/29/2009 10:38:02 AM | Research | 0 comments
Spallation Neutron Source sees first target replacement
Having outlasted all expectations of its service life, the original mercury target of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science's record-setting neutron science facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is being replaced for the first time.
6/18/2009 2:48:11 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
ORNL finding could help electronics industry enter new phase
Electronic devices of the future could be smaller, faster, more powerful and consume less energy because of a discovery by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
12/13/2008 4:14:14 PM | Research | 0 comments
Asylum Research and ORNL Offer New Monograph on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy for Electromechanical Studies
Asylum Research and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have released a detailed 24-page monograph explaining the theory, functionality and applications of Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM).
11/20/2008 6:20:30 PM | Research | 0 comments
ORNL supercomputer simulation wins prize for fastest-running science application
A team led by Thomas Schulthess of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory received the prestigious 2008 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Prize Thursday after attaining the fastest performance ever in a scientific supercomputing application.
11/17/2008 11:03:23 PM | Research | 0 comments
Oak Ridge supercomputer is the world's fastest for science
A Cray XT high-performance computing system at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the world's fastest supercomputer for science. The annual ranking of the world's top 500 computers will be released Tuesday in Austin at an annual international supercomputing conference.
11/2/2008 8:44:00 AM | Grants | 0 comments
ORNL nano technologies big winners in DOE call
Eight Oak Ridge National Laboratory nanomanufacturing technologies have won $8.4 million in funding from the Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program
10/9/2008 10:48:01 PM | Research | 0 comments
Spallation Neutron Source sends first neutrons to 'Big Bang' beam line
New analytical tools coming on line at the Spallation Neutron Source, the Department of Energy's state-of-the-art neutron science facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, include a beam line dedicated to nuclear physics studies.
9/14/2008 1:44:18 AM | Research | 0 comments
Quadrupole DNA sequencing
Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is exploring how a system of nanotubes, magnets and electrically charged particles could lead to a quicker, cheaper way to conduct DNA sequencing.
8/2/2008 5:00:09 PM | Materials | 0 comments
ORNL researchers analyze material with 'colossal ionic conductivity'
A new material characterized at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could open a pathway toward more efficient fuel cells.
7/19/2008 4:20:17 PM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Nanocantilevers Image Nanoparticles in Cells
Borrowing from a Nobel Prize winner's technique credited with starting the nanotechnology revolution, a team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Northwestern University�s Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics has developed a method for imaging nanoparticles inside of cells.
7/2/2008 5:46:30 PM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
New ORNL process brings nanoparticles into focus
Scientists can study the biological impacts of engineered nanomaterials on cells within the body with greater resolution than ever because of a procedure developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
6/4/2008 7:01:02 PM | Products | 0 comments
GE Energy to market SNS-developed detector electronics system
GE Energy, manufacturer of Reuter Stokes radiation detection equipment, has signed a technology transfer agreement to market the electronics and software associated with the SNS 8Pack neutron detector system, an award-winning design for a system of sensitive neutron detectors developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
1/19/2008 8:10:58 AM | Research | 0 comments
Oak Ridge leads DOE INCITE effort in 2008
Scientific studies on climate change, energy and alternative fuels are among the 30 projects awarded more than 145 million processing hours on supercomputers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory through the Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program
11/30/2007 6:05:51 PM | Research | 0 comments
ORNL super water repellent could cause big wave in market
A water repellent developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory outperforms nature at its best and could open a floodgate of commercial possibilities.
8/17/2007 9:51:31 PM | Research | 0 comments
New nanotoxicology study delivers promising results
Findings by a team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee bode well for using single-walled carbon nanohorns, a particular form of engineered carbon-based nanoparticles, for drug delivery and other commercial applications.
5/18/2007 5:42:01 PM | Research | 0 comments
Revamped, Renewed, Restarted: Oak Ridge High Flux Isotope reactor back on line
The research reactor at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is back in action and better than ever. After $70 million in renovations and more than a year of meticulous system checks, ORNL's High Flux Isotope Reactor was restarted this week, taken to 10 percent power, and reached its peak power of 85 megawatts Wednesday.
3/26/2007 7:22:10 AM | Research | 0 comments
Nanotechnology may unlock the secret for creating highly efficient next-generation LED lighting systems
Oak Ridge National Laboratory helps develop next-generation LEDs
1/27/2007 9:30:43 AM | Industry | 0 comments
ORNL Seeks Nanotech Start-ups for Venture Forum
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has opened a call for promising early- and growth-stage nanotechnology companies seeking venture capital to apply to present their business plans at the Nano Venture Showcase on April 4, part of a nanotechnology research and industry event to be hosted at the lab.
10/16/2006 7:44:13 PM | Events | 0 comments
Nano competition debuts at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
A nanotechnology-oriented forum bringing together academia, industry and budding entrepreneurs, will be held April 2-4, 2007, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
7/23/2006 11:10:52 PM | Industry | 0 comments
ORNL scientists noted for nanotech
Two Oak Ridge National Laboratory inventions, NanoFermenation and a high-temperature superconducting wire technology, have won their first nanotechnology awards in separate contests
7/23/2006 11:06:03 PM | Research | 0 comments
Molecular Imaging of Cells Likely with New Take on Atomic Force Microscopy
A seminal early event in the history of nanotechnology was the development of the atomic force microscope (AFM), which used a nanoscale cantilever to image solid materials at the atomic level.
5/2/2006 12:41:33 AM | Research | 0 comments
Nano Revolution Fires Up Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have successfully begun producing neutrons at the country's largest science project, the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).
4/6/2006 1:48:40 PM | Research | 0 comments
Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses nanodots to boost superconductivity
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have demonstrated a way to sustain high supercurrents in wires in the presence of a large applied magnetic field -- a step which could greatly expand practical applications of superconductors.
2/16/2006 1:43:05 AM | Materials | 0 comments
ORNL sees bright future for new manufacturing technique
By controlling materials at the nanoscale, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers believe they can greatly improve manufacturing processes of products ranging from solar cells to computers to flat-panel displays.
2/9/2006 5:39:35 PM | Research | 0 comments
Accumulator Ring Commissioning Latest Step for Spallation Neutron Source
The Department of Energy's Spallation Neutron Source, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has passed another milestone on the way to completion this year--the commissioning of the proton accumulator ring.
7/24/2005 3:15:00 PM | Research | 0 comments
ORNL mirrors powerful tools for studying micro-, nano-materials
Precision mirrors to focus X-rays and neutron beams could speed the path to new materials and perhaps help explain why computers, cell phones and satellites go on the blink.
5/27/2005 3:11:33 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
ORNL nanoscience center 'Jump Starts' medical compound device
A device that could create custom-tailored medical compounds faster than ever before is one of the first projects launched under the new Center for Nanophase Materials Science at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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