ORNL awarded two Energy Frontier Research Centers
June 20, 2014 — 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.
ORNL paper examines clues for superconductivity in an iron-based material
May 05, 2014 — OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 5, 2014 – For the first time, scientists have a clearer understanding of how to control the appearance of a superconducting phase in a material, adding crucial fundamental knowledge and perhaps setting the stage for advances in the field of superconductivity.
Atomic switcheroo explains origins of thin-film solar cell mystery
April 23, 2014 — 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 microscopy system delivers real-time view of battery electrochemistry
February 19, 2014 — 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 study advances quest for better superconducting materials
January 27, 2014 — 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.
ORNL devises recipe to fine-tune diameter of silica rods
December 16, 2013 — OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 16, 2013 – By controlling the temperature of silica rods as they grow, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could be setting the stage for advances in anti-reflective solar cells, computer monitors, TV screens, eye glasses and more.
ORNL's Bruce Pint elected 2014 NACE fellow
December 13, 2013 — OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 13, 2013 – Bruce Pint, a research staff member at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a 2014 National Association of Corrosion Engineers fellow.
Chaotic physics in ferroelectrics hints at brain-like computing
November 18, 2013 — OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2013—Unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials explored by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a new approach to information storage and processing.
ORNL superconducting wire yields unprecedented performance
August 15, 2013 — OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 15, 2013 — The ability to control nanoscale imperfections in superconducting wires results in materials with unparalleled and customized performance, according to a new study from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
ORNL finding goes beyond surface of oxide films
August 13, 2013 — OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2013 — Better batteries, catalysts, electronic information storage and processing devices are among potential benefits of an unexpected discovery made by Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists using samples isolated from the atmosphere.