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ORNL study reveals new characteristics of complex oxide surfaces
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 24, 2014—A novel combination of microscopy and data processing has given researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory an unprecedented look at the surface of a material known for its unusual physical and electrochemical properties.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Launches Imaging Institute
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 23, 2014—The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has launched the Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials to accelerate discovery, design and deployment of new materials.

ORNL awarded two Energy Frontier Research Centers
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 20, 2014—Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be home to two Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) announced this week by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

 
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'That's what we do.'
— University of Tennessee (UT)-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair for Advanced Manufacturing Suresh Babu will lead the University of Tennessee's effort as part of a Detroit-based Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation institute announced by President Obama on Feb. 25.

Thompson-Boling Arena Among First in World to Use Cutting-Edge Lighting
— With the installation of LED fixtures, UT’s Thompson-Boling Arena is one of the first in the world to feature lights that are smaller, brighter, and up to 85 percent more efficient than conventional arena metal halide lights.

New family of tiny crystals glow bright in LED lights
— Minuscule crystals that glow different colors may be the missing ingredient for white LED lighting that illuminates homes and offices as effectively as natural sunlight.

 
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David Mullins Elected American Vacuum Society Fellow
— David Mullins of the Chemical Sciences Division was named a 2014 Fellow of the American Vacuum Society. David was honored for his contributions to surface science in the area of soft x-ray excited electron spectroscopy techniques and their use for the study of surface chemistry of adsorbed molecules and catalytic processes.

Paranthaman elected ASM International Fellow
— Mariappan (Prans) Paranthaman was named an ASM International Fellow in recognition for the development of novel epitaxial buffer layers on textured templates, enabling high critical current density superconductor films, and for developing mesoporous architectures destined for "high performance" energy storage applications.

Delaire receives DOE Early Career Research Award
— Olivier Delaire, a scientist in ORNL's Materials Sciences and Technology Division, has won a prestigious Early Career Award from DOE’s Office of Science to study how heat propagates, or moves, through matter at an atomic level. Delaire will receive $2.5 million over five years for his work, which holds potential for developing next-generation materials and energy-saving technologies.

 
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