The Critical Materials Institute: a DOE Energy Innovation Hub
March 08, 2013 — DOE recently awarded an Energy Innovation Hub to address the research and development needs associated with critical materials, those which have the potential to impede green energy technologies due to scarcity or supply chain uncertainty. ORNL is a core partner in the resulting Critical Materials Institute (CMI) led by the Ames Laboratory.
Transformational Strategies for Electrical Energy Storage
March 01, 2013 — The Physical Sciences Directorate conducts cross disciplinary research on electrical energy storage (EES) spanning from basic to applied efforts. Basic studies include mechanistic investigations, the identification and synthesis of promising materials, and the characterization of properties under battery operation. Applied studies address novel electrode and device design and fabrication.