Archived News Releases for 2010
- Four ORNL scientists named American Physical Society Fellows
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2010 — Four researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected to fellowship in the American Physical Society.
- New Technique probes electron properties of individual atoms
Chemistry World, Dec. 15, 2010 — A new, low voltage electron microscopy technique allows scientists to discriminate not just between atoms of different elements but between atoms of the same element in different electronic states. The researchers who developed it say it could be broadly applied to analyse the fine structures of nanomaterials and important biological molecules.
- ORNL's Leal and Snead named American Nuclear Society Fellows
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 29, 2010 — Luiz Leal and Lance Snead from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected to the American Nuclear Society's Class of 2010 Fellows.
- 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.
- Four ORNL researchers receive presidential early career award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 8, 2010 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers Jeremy Busby, De-en Jiang, Sergei Kalinin and Rahul Ramachandran are among 85 scientists across the nation to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE.
- ORNL's Amit Goyal R&D Magazine's Innovator of the Year
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2010 — Amit Goyal, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named by R&D Magazine as the leading technology publication's Innovator of the Year.
- ORNL's Olivier Delaire honored in Berlin
KNOXNEWS.COM, Nov. 4, 2010 — Olivier Delaire, a materials scientist (and Shull Fellow) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has recieved an award for best presentation at the World Materials Research Institute Forum's International Workshop for Young Materials Scientists.
- Billions of pieces, Billions of Questions —
R&D MAGAZINE, OCT. 12, 2010 — Eager to capitalize on the promise of nanotechnology, businesses are finding the barriers to large-scale nanomanufacturing are anything but small.
- Physics folk tunes are cool as Ice
DOE PULSE, Oct. 11, 2010 — Gene Ice, a researcher at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a UT-Battelle corporate fellow, has made his mark in the field of X-ray microdiffraction. The dynamically bent saggital-focusing optics he developed in the 1980s with legendary X-ray scientist Cullie Sparks for Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source were the world's first.
- ORNL scientists reveal battery behavior at the nanoscale
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 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 on how lithium-ion batteries function.
- Thermoelectrics: Unearthing hidden 'talent'
Nanowerk News Sept. 1, 2010 — Thermoelectric materials convert temperature gradients to electric voltage and vice versa by causing charge carriers to diffuse from hot to cold parts of the material. They are used to power spacecraft, harness waste heat from sources including industrial plants and cars, generate electricity from solar heat, and provide low-cost cooling in consumer products.
- ORNL graphite foam technology licensed to LED North America - Audio Clip
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 27, 2010 — Technology developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that extends the life of light-emitting diode lamps has been licensed to LED North America.
- Unprecedented look at oxide interfaces reveals unexpected structures on atomic scale
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 4, 2010 — Thin layers of oxide materials and their interfaces have been observed in atomic resolution during growth for the first time by researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, providing new insight into the complicated link between their structure and properties.
- Michael K. Miller named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 23, 2010 — UT-Battelle has appointed Michael K. Miller of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory a UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow. The honor is reserved as the highest level of recognition for career achievements in science and technology, performance and leadership.
- ORNL researchers win eight R&D 100 awards
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 8, 2010 — Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been honored with eight awards in the annual R&D 100 Awards by R&D Magazine. Sometimes referred to as the "Academy Awards of Science," the magazine selected winners for development of "one of the 100 most technologically significant new products of 2010."
- American Nuclear Society honors new fellow Besmann with Mishima Award
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 11, 2010 — Ted Besmann, leader of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Surface Processing & Mechanics group, has been elected fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and has been selected to receive the society's 2010 Mishima Award.
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Industry to Collaborate in Advanced Battery Research
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 20, 2010 — Through new collaborations totaling $6.2 million, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and American industry will tackle some of the most critical challenges facing lithium ion battery production.
- ORNL Z-contrast microscope first to resolve, identify individual light atoms
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 25, 2010 — Using the latest in aberration-corrected electron microscopy, researchers at . . .
- Four ORNL researchers named American Physical Society fellows
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2010 — Four scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been named fellows of the American Physical Society.
- New neutron studies support magnetism's role in superconductors
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 2, 2010 — Neutron scattering experiments performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory give strong evidence that, if superconductivity is related to a material's magnetic properties, the same mechanisms are behind both copper-based high-temperature superconductors and the newly discovered iron-based superconductors.
- Nagler, Zinkle elected fellows of AAAS
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 6, 2010 — Two researchers at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory--Stephen E. Nagler and Steven J. Zinkle--have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
- STEM group's atom-by-atom images on Nature cover.
NATURE, 2010 — Elemental mapping of individual atoms of carbon (yellow in the cover image) and oxygen (blue) substituted in a boron nitride monolayer (B, red; N, green) has been achieved using annular dark-field (ADF) imaging in an aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope optimized for low voltage operation. The new technique, developed by Ondrej Krivanek and co-workers, should find application in materials analysis for the imaging and identification of all individual atoms in non-periodic solids. Video: Steve Pennycook points out the first images of light atoms on YouTube.
- Zinc Oxide Microtowers by Vapor Phase Homoepitax al Regrowth
ADVANCED MATERIALS, FEB. 23, 2010 —An ORNL and University of Georgia image for the article, "Zinc Oxide Microtowers by Vapor Phase Homoepitaxial Regrowth," has made the cover of Advanced Materials. The lead author is the University of Georgia's Zhengwei Pan, who is also a member of ORNL's Chemical Sciences Division. Other ORNL authors include the Chemical Sciences Division's Parans Paranthaman and Sheng Dai and the Materials S&T Division's John Budai. The image is of zinc-oxide "microtowers" in research toward nanowires with unique electronic and photonic properties.