Atomic switcheroo explains origins of thin-film solar cell mystery
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 23, 2014—Treating cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar cell materials with cadmium-chloride improves their efficiency, but researchers have not fully understood why.
ORNL’s John Wagner receives E.O. Lawrence Award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 16, 2014—Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher John Wagner has been named a 2013 recipient of the Department of Energy’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for his work in advancing computer, information and knowledge sciences.
Anasys licenses ORNL nanoscale mass spectrometry imaging technology
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 14, 2014 – Anasys Instruments Corp. has licensed a Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that allows for simultaneous chemical and physical characterization and could lead to advances in materials and drug development.
ORNL study pegs fuel economy costs of common practices
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 9, 2014 – People who pack their cars and drive like Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s “Vacation” pay a steep penalty when it comes to fuel economy, according to a report by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
DOE SuperTruck utilizes ORNL technology to boost fuel economy
The Department of Energy’s SuperTruck, recently hailed by President Obama as the energy efficient truck of the future, uses technology from DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that leads to improved fuel economy.
Six area firms receive ORNL small business awards
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 14, 2014 -- Six East Tennessee firms doing business with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory received 2014 ORNL Small Business Impact Awards from the laboratory Friday morning at a meeting of the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC).
Vertimass licenses ORNL biofuel-to-hydrocarbon conversion technology
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 6, 2014 — Vertimass LLC, a California-based start-up company, has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that directly converts ethanol into a hydrocarbon blend-stock for use in transportation fuels.
Icenhour to lead ORNL's Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 27, 2014 -- Alan Icenhour has been named associate laboratory director for Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Bioenergy expert Ragauskas named UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2014 — Arthur Ragauskas, an authority in bioenergy, has been named a University of Tennessee–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair.
ORNL microscopy system delivers real-time view of battery electrochemistry
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 19, 2014 — Using a new microscopy method, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can image and measure electrochemical processes in batteries in real time and at nanoscale resolution.
ORNL's Jack Fellows receives NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2014 -- The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) has presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jack D. Fellows for his part in co-founding the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP).
CASL, Westinghouse simulate neutron behavior in AP1000® reactor core
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2014 — Scientists and engineers developing more accurate approaches to analyzing nuclear power reactors have successfully tested a new suite of computer codes that closely model “neutronics” — the behavior of neutrons in a reactor core.
ORNL, CINCINNATI partner to develop commercial large-scale additive manufacturing system
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 17, 2014 — The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is partnering with Cincinnati Incorporated, a manufacturer of high quality machine tools located in Harrison, Ohio, to develop a large-scale polymer additive manufacturing (3-D printing) system.
ORNL study advances quest for better superconducting materials
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 27, 2014 — Nearly 30 years after the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity, many questions remain, but an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team is providing insight that could lead to better superconductors.
Google official suggests science, engineering advances vital for development
Google’s vice president of energy told an Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distinguished Lecture audience that advances in science and engineering play a significant role in meeting future energy challenges in the less developed world.
Christen leads ORNL's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
OAK RIDGE, Jan. 9, 2014 -- Hans M. Christen of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been named director of ORNL's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, one of the five DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers.
ORNL-UT researchers invent ‘sideways’ approach to 2-D hybrid materials
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 9, 2014 — Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have pioneered a new technique for forming a two-dimensional, single-atom sheet of two different materials with a seamless boundary.
ORNL researchers, UT-ORNL Governor's Chair elected APS fellows
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 8, 2014 – Two researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a University of Tennessee-ORNL Governor's Chair professor have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society (APS).