Advanced Materials


Facilities and Capabilities

ORNL has resources that together provide a unique environment for Advanced Materials Researchers.  ORNL hosts two of the most advanced neutron research facilities in the world, the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR).  In addition, the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences offers world-class capabilities and expertise for nanofabrication, scanning probe microscopy, chemical and laser synthesis, spectroscopy, and computational modeling and their.  The ORNL Shared Research Equipment (SHaRE) User Facility has a unique collection of high-resolution and analytical electron microscopes, as well as capabilities for spectroscopy, electron diffraction and surface characterization.  These facilities are all available to researchers via peer-reviewed user proposals.

ORNL is home to the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) which houses Titan, a Cray XK7 system, consisting of 18,688 AMD sixteen-core Opteron™ processors providing a peak performance of more than 3.3 petaflops (PF) and 600 terabytes (TB) of memory.  Titan is the Department of Energy’s most powerful open science computer system and is available to the international science community through the INCITE program, jointly managed by DOE’s Leadership Computing Facilities at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
Other specialized capabilities and facilities that support the advanced materials research area include:
Chemical and Materials Sciences Building
Battery Processing Facility
Battery and Capacitor Test Facility
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