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ORNL devises recipe to fine-tune diameter of silica rods
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 16, 2013 – By controlling the temperature of silica rods as they grow, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could be setting the stage for advances in anti-reflective solar cells, computer monitors, TV screens, eye glasses and more.

ORNL's Bruce Pint elected 2014 NACE fellow
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 13, 2013 – Bruce Pint, a research staff member at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a 2014 National Association of Corrosion Engineers fellow.

Chaotic physics in ferroelectrics hints at brain-like computing
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2013—Unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials explored by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a new approach to information storage and processing.

ORNL superconducting wire yields unprecedented performance
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 15, 2013 — The ability to control nanoscale imperfections in superconducting wires results in materials with unparalleled and customized performance, according to a new study from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

ORNL finding goes beyond surface of oxide films
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2013 — Better batteries, catalysts, electronic information storage and processing devices are among potential benefits of an unexpected discovery made by Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists using samples isolated from the atmosphere.

Buchanan elected fellow of American Chemical Society
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 7, 2013 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher A. C. Buchanan III has been elected a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

New all-solid sulfur-based battery outperforms lithium-ion technology
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 5, 2013 — Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have designed and tested an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery with approximately four times the energy density of conventional lithium-ion technologies that power today's electronics.

 
 
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