- Number 320 |
- September 13, 2010
At Idaho National Laboratory’s Matched Index of Refraction facility, scientists measure how fluids flow around the complex contours of everything from buildings to nuclear reactor cores. They do so by submerging scale models made of quartz in 2,500 gallons of mineral oil.
Created at DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, nanoDESI helps provide detailed answers about chemically complex particles using samples 1,000 times smaller than conventional approaches. nanoDESI, or nanospray Desorption ElectroSpray Ionization technique, provides a reliable, simple way to introduce these samples into a mass spectrometer for detailed analysis of their molecular content.
Technology developed at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that extends the life of light-emitting diode lamps has been licensed to LED North America. The company intends to use the graphite foam to passively cool components in LED lamps, which are increasingly in demand in applications such as street lights and parking garage lighting.
As part of a DOE-supported Energy Innovation Hub, DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) will oversee the creation of education programs to train present and future workforces about energy efficiency technology and systems. This would include educational models to integrate Hub research activities into secondary and college-level curricula, as well as training programs that incorporate energy efficient building systems concepts into traditional occupations for present workers.