March 05, 2014 — Photovoltaic spray paint could coat the windows and walls of the future if scientists are successful in developing low-cost, flexible solar cells based on organic polymers.
'That's what we do.'
February 26, 2014 — University of Tennessee (UT)-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair for Advanced Manufacturing Suresh Babu will lead the University of Tennessee's effort as part of a Detroit-based Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation institute announced by President Obama on Feb. 25.
Thompson-Boling Arena Among First in World to Use Cutting-Edge Lighting
February 26, 2014 — With the installation of LED fixtures, UT’s Thompson-Boling Arena is one of the first in the world to feature lights that are smaller, brighter, and up to 85 percent more efficient than conventional arena metal halide lights.
Asking the right questions
February 25, 2014 — A boyhood fascination with philosophy and nature put Gaute Hagen on the path he still follows at Oak Ridge National Laboratory: seeking answers to some of life’s most basic questions. By asking the right ones, the native of Norway hopes for insights that could rewrite physics textbooks.
Climate consequences loom
February 20, 2014 — Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu mixed his Wigner Distinguished Lecture on Feb . 12 with a description of his current research at Stanford and his outlook on energy policy and climate change.
ORNL partners on SuperTruck featured in Obama speech
February 20, 2014 — On Tuesday, Feb. 18, President Obama unveiled the timing for the next phase of fuel economy regulations for trucks. He delivered his speech at a Safeway store in Maryland.
Ballistic Transport in Graphene Suggests New Type of Electronic Device
February 05, 2014 — Using electrons more like photons could provide the foundation for a new type of electronic device that would capitalize on the ability of graphene to carry electrons with almost no resistance even at room temperature – a property known as ballistic transport.
Letting in the light
January 29, 2014 — Soiling -- the accumulation of dust and sand -- on solar power reflectors and photovoltaic cells is one of the main efficiency drags for solar power plants, capable of reducing reflectivity up to 50 percent in 14 days.
January 28, 2014 — Arun Majumdar's recent career stops in government and private industry have given him a unique perspective on the role of innovation in energy.