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‘Fingerprints’ match molecular simulations with reality

OAK RIDGE, Tenn, Feb. 22, 2011 — A theoretical technique developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is bringing supercomputer simulations and experimental results closer together by identifying common “fingerprints.”

ORNL scientists crack materials mystery in vanadium dioxide

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 23, 2010 — A systematic study of phase changes in vanadium dioxide has solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades, according to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Scientis…

ORNL uses new technologies to take steam out of wasted energy

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 5, 2010 — By installing wireless sensors and replacing faulty traps along the 12 miles of steam lines at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, officials expect to save as much as $675,000 per year.
With 1,600 steam traps, which no…

ORNL scientists reveal battery behavior at the nanoscale

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2010 — 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…

Radiologists identify and treat teenage self-injury

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Using ultrasound and a minimally-invasive procedure, radiologists can identify and treat patients who engage in a disturbing self-injury behavior known as self-embedding, according to a new study published in the online edition a…

ORNL graphite foam technology licensed to LED North America

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., August 27, 2010 — 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.
The agreement signed today exclusive…

Breakthrough ‘Interface Tuning’ is Macro Step for Microelectronics

The ability to make atomic-level changes in the functional components of semiconductor switches, demonstrated by a team of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, North Carolina State University and University of Tennessee physicists, could lead to huge changes in the semiconductor industry. The results are reported in the June 13 issue of Science.