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Waste Sugar

Synthesis Studies Transform Waste Sugar for Sustainable Energy Storage Applications

Biorefinery facilities are critical to fueling the economy—converting wood chips, grass clippings, and other biological materials into fuels, heat, power, and chemicals. A research team...
Neutron Train

All Aboard the Neutron Train: Mapping Residual Stresses for More Robust...

Railway rails are designed to endure years of heavy loads and different operating conditions. However, over time, contact forces between the rails and the...
Cannibalistic materials

Cannibalistic Materials Feed on Themselves to Grow New Nanostructures

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory induced a two-dimensional material to cannibalize itself for atomic “building blocks” from which stable...
Human immunodeficiency virus

Two Steps Ahead: Neutrons Help Explore Future HIV Treatments

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a quick learner. As fast as researchers get effective anti-viral drugs into clinical trials, the virus evolves, deploying potent...
particle accelerator

UT-ORNLTeam Makes First Particle Accelerator Beam Measurement in Six Dimensions

The first full characterization measurement of an accelerator beam in six dimensions will advance the understanding and performance of current and planned accelerators around...
platinum–copper single-atom alloy

Transforming Gas into Fuels with Better Alloys

Technological advances in oil and gas well stimulation over the past decade now allow for the production of natural gas from shale gas trapped...
neutron production

SNS Completes Full Neutron Production Cycle at Record Power Level

The Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has reached a new milestone by operating a complete neutron production...
peatland plants

Hotter Temperatures Extend Growing Season for Peatland Plants

A futuristic experiment simulating warmer environmental conditions has shown that peatland vegetation responds to higher temperatures with an earlier and longer growth period. A...
Iron tellurides

Gold Ore’s Chemical Cousin Helps Reveal Family Secrets

Iron tellurides are gold-free minerals that are chemical cousins to rich g­­old-bearing tellurides—high-grade ores long prized by gold miners. Today, the poorer cousin, iron...
lightweight advanced high-strength steels

Neutrons Analyze Advanced High-Strength Steels to Improve Vehicle Safety and Efficiency

The demand for lighter, stronger, and more durable materials for use in vehicles has never been higher. Companies are looking at new and advanced...
Cancer Treatments

Titan Helps Scientists Fine-Tune Laser Interactions to Advance Cancer Treatments

Along with surgery and chemotherapy, radiation therapy is one of the most widely accepted forms of cancer therapy today. Current radiation beams for cancer...
heat moves

New Insights Bolster Einstein’s Idea About How Heat Moves Through Solids

A discovery by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a century-old theory by Albert Einstein that explains how heat...
Thermoelectric Efficiency

Scientists Use Neutrons to Take a Deeper Look at Record Boost...

Neutron facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are aiding scientists in research to boost the power and efficiency of thermoelectric materials. These performance increases...
plant gene

Critical Plant Gene Takes Unexpected Detour That Could Boost Biofuel Yields

For decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function—produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential...
Top Supercomputer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Launches America’s New Top Supercomputer for Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer. Secretary of...
nucleon axial coupling

With Supercomputing Power and an Unconventional Strategy, Scientists Solve a Next-Generation...

Using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a team of researchers has calculated a fundamental property of protons and...
cancer

Neutrons Evaluate Connection Between Cellular Water Dynamics and Cancer Cell Behaviors

As scientists and physicians search for new ways to study and understand cancer cells, one approach suggests the movement of water molecules located in...
quantum computing

Scientists at Ornl Become the First to Simulate an Atomic Nucleus...

he beginnings of quantum computing bring about many firsts. In 2010 a team led by B. P. Lanyon simulated a hydrogen molecule, H2, on...
quantum computing

Nuclear Physicists Leap into Quantum Computing with First Simulations of Atomic...

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the first to successfully simulate an atomic nucleus using a quantum computer. The...
cast aluminum

Centuries-Old Foundry Process Finds New High-Tech Use

Researchers from Virginia Tech University are using neutrons at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to study cast aluminum lattice...