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Two-Dimensional MXene Materials Get Their Close-Up

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Researchers have long sought electrically conductive materials for economical energy-storage devices. Two-dimensional (2D) ceramics called MXenes are contenders.
14-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nidia Gallego: Carbon Scientist Is as Versatile as the Element She Studies

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At the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Gallego develops carbon materials for energy technologies and space exploration. She investigates the physical and chemical properties of carbon in diverse forms—including fiber,...
13-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL, HTS International Corporation to Collaborate on Manufacturing Research

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HTS International Corporation and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have signed an agreement to explore potential collaborations in advanced manufacturing research.
10-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

FRED Database Gathers Root Traits to Advance Understanding of Belowground Plant Ecology

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have released a new global, centralized database of plant root traits, or identifying characteristics, that can advance our understanding of how the hidden structure of plants belowground may interact with...
9-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Small Nanoparticles Have Surprisingly Big Effects on Polymer Nanocomposites

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When a team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory tried to verify that shrinking the nanoparticle size would adversely affect the mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites, they got a big surprise.
8-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Examines Tungsten in Extreme Environments to Improve Fusion Materials

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Chad Parish of Oak Ridge National Laboratory is senior author of a study that explored degradation of tungsten under reactor-relevant conditions. Learning how energetic atomic bombardment affects tungsten microscopically helps engineers improve...
7-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2017

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Rapid prototyping aids small manufacturer; accelerated method could separate CO2 from flue gases; EBM technique controls microstructure, locates properties in 3-D printed parts; open-source, user-friendly software monitors, controls energy use;...
2-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Automated Measurement System Enhances Quality, Reduces Handling in Pu-238 Production

Under a collaborative partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Energy, a new automated measurement system developed at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will ensure quality production of...
1-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Pressure Is on

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Researchers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) have developed technology to squeeze materials with a million times the pressure of the earth’s atmosphere while studying them with neutrons. When they...
13-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Yonath Discusses Visualizing Ribosomes and Antibiotic Resistance

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Ada Yonath, a pioneer in using crystallographic techniques to visualize ribosome structure, was the most recent Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecturer at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her work continues to contribute to...
12-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

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