Tag: OAK

‘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." ...

Neutron analysis reveals ‘2 doors down’ superconductivity link

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. Feb. 7, 2011 -- Neutron scattering analysis of two families of iron-based materials suggests that the magnetic interactions thought responsible for high-temperature superconductivity may lie "two doors down": The key magnetic exchan...

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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...

Combined imaging technologies may better identify cancerous breast lesions

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- By combining optical and x-ray imaging, radiologists may be better able to distinguish cancer from benign lesions in the breast, according to a new study published in the online edition and January issue of Radiology. Researche...

Isotope near ‘doubly magic’ tin-100 flouts conventional wisdom

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2010 -- Tin may seem like the most unassuming of elements, but experiments performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are yielding surprising properties in extremely short-lived isotopes near tin...

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...

Neutrons helping ORNL researchers unlock secrets to cheaper ethanol

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sept. 15, 2010 -- New insight into the structure of switchgrass and poplars is fueling discussions that could result in more efficient methods to turn biomass into biofuel. Researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Na...

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...

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