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Imaging – Clearer brain scans …
— A clever signal noise reduction strategy developed by a team that includes Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Ben Lawrie could dramatically improve brain imaging. By using quantum correlated beams of light, researchers reduced noise by 42 percent while doubling the signal in an optical magnetometer.

Environment – Giant outdoor lab …
— With the recent completion of a 40-meter observation tower in the nearby Walker Branch Watershed, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are poised to begin their part of a national study to better understand ecosystems. The $434 million National Ecological Observatory Network, or NEON (http://www.neoninc.

Modeling – Glacial mystery no more …
— By analyzing a computer model output with four times the resolution of previous models, a team of researchers has perhaps explained what has been considered a serious inconsistency in the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

Materials – Micro heat exchangers …
— Heat exchanger components fabricated with 3-D printing and analyzed with neutron imaging create a world of opportunities for electronic devices, refrigerators and potentially high-performance engines. These tiny devices, used to cool electronics, could potentially be scaled up to work in heating and cooling systems.

Collaboration – Jülich, ORNL partnership ...
— An agreement between Germany's Research Centre Jülich and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will pursue advances in materials study with neutrons, high-performance computing and simulation science, nanoscale materials and more.

Solar – Made to order …
— With the addition of a dash of a common solvent, researchers realized an efficiency gain of about 36 percent for organic solar cells. A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Kai Xiao added diiodooctane – 3 percent of the weight of the entire solution – to a blend of polymers and fullerene derivatives and saw the cell’s power conversion efficiency jump from 4.

Computing – Smarter oil exploration …
— An innovative computational tool developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could reduce uncertainties and the time required to decide where to drill for gas and oil.

Vehicles – ORNL inverter licensed …
— Oak Ridge start-up New Hybrid Technologies has licensed a power conversion technology developed by Gui-Jia Su of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Power Electronics and Electric Machinery group.

Batteries – 10,000 charges …
— With the demonstration of a 5-volt thin-film battery that can be charged and discharged 10,000 times, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Juchuan Li and Nancy Dudney are entering new territory. Consumers could be the big beneficiaries because these batteries boast higher energy for the same weight, lower cost and longer life.

Automobiles – Particulate matter paradox …
— Cars with gasoline direct-injected engines are helping automakers meet stricter government fuel economy standards, but they’re emitting five to 10 times more particulate matter than their port fuel-injected counterparts. This is the finding of researchers in Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center.

 
 
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