ORNL Review Archive
Empowering our next generation
- Editorial: Empowering our next generation
- To the point: The consequences of vehicle automation, from childhood tinkerer to supercomputing expert, carbon releases in the Arctic, and more
- Early-Career Researchers at ORNL: Looking to the future of science ... When soils exhale ... Where there's a willow, there's a way ... Computing by the atom ... Better computing through math
- Focus on Manufacturing: Printed components benefit from manufacturing–computing collaboration
- Focus on Transportation: Plug-free wireless charging demonstrated at ORNL
- Infographic: Carbon Fiber Technology Facility
- Focus on Computing: Broadening the bilayer ... Biofuel researchers use Titan to probe ‘lignin shield’
- Focus on Physical Sciences: ORNL researchers invent a tougher plastic—and it’s 50 percent renewable too ... Halogen atom competition leads researchers toward better solar films
- Focus on Neutrons: Neutron ‘splashes’ reveal signature of exotic particles
- Focus on Nuclear: Charmed half-life: Target used to discover element 117 took a circuitous route to Russia
- Focus on Imaging: Building better geothermal models
- Focus on Buildings: ORNL refrigerator cools with magnetism, not Freon
- Eugene Wigner Distinguished Lecturers: Alton Romig Jr.
- Why Science? Young researchers explain
- Time Warp: The short life of a neutron
The past, present and future of clean energy R&D
- Editorial: The past, present and future of clean energy R&D
- To the point: Partnering with business, unleashing solar power, personal achievements, and more
- ORNL and Clean Energy Research: ORNL and clean energy, In praise of the power grid, ORNL researchers go for a big impact, Grad students create biotech company
- Focus on Quantum Computing: Staying ahead of Moore’s law
- Focus on Critical Materials: Two birds, one stone
- Infographic: ORNL Clean Energy Collaborations: ORNL regional partnerships
- Focus on Medical Isotopes: Methods for medicine
- Focus on Nuclear: Researchers re-create reactor in virtual form, Materials research brings fusion power closer to reality
- Focus on Physical SciencesSolvents save steps in solar cell manufacturing
- Focus on ComputingModeling next-generation lasers for tumor removal, Simulating tumor cells, sickle cell anemia and drug delivery
- Eugene Wigner Distinguished LecturersRoald Hoffmann, Andrew Briggs
- Why Science? Young researchers tell us
- Time Warp: Oil crisis in ‘70s highlighted need for coherent energy policy
ORNL science is helping the environment
- Editorial: ORNL finds solutions to environmental problems
- To the Point: Giant biosimulations, “white 2 graphene,” a national park, and more
- ORNL Science Protects the Environment: Finding scientific solutions to environmental problems ... ORNL process isolates troublesome cesium ... Researchers use soybean oil to reduce uranium in groundwater
- Infographic: Vehicle Systems Integration Laboratory: Vehicle analysis without the vehicle
- Focus on Mercury: ORNL scientists solve the mystery of mercury
- Focus on Computing: Building bacteria’s photosynthetic engine ... Shining a light on subsurface flows
- Focus on Health: Cataloging drug candidates at the petascale
- Focus on HFIR: Beautiful refueling
- Eugene Wigner Distinguished Lecturers: Frances H. Arnold ... C.N.R. Rao
- Why Science?: Young researchers tell us
- Time Warp: Molten Salt Reactor Experiment: Alvin Weinberg’s magnum opus
- Editorial: Driving R&D through supercomputing
- Features: Solvable problems ... Moving to Titan ... Programming Titan ... Virtual reactor ... Joining forces for biofuels ... Behind the data ... Climate models for a changing world ... Modeling material defects
- A Closer View: Jeff Nichols
- Research Horizons Oxygen-23 Loses Its Halo ... ORNL/UTK Team Maps the Nuclear Landscape
- Editorial: Generating Innovation
- Features: Innovation drives the nation ... Printing out the future ... Next-gen engineers ... Synergistic R&D ... Strategic science ... Competitive advantage ... Keeping it fresh ... 10,000 feet down ... Waterproof warriors
- A Closer View: Lonnie Love
- Research Horizons: GE turbomachinery ... Titan rising
Zoom in on Nanoscience
- Editorial: Nanoscience in the 21st century
- Features: Creative synergy ... Vascular voyage ... Better batteries from the ground up ... Probing nanopores ... Designing materials for the future ... Speed-reading DNA ... A closer look at catalysts ... Molecular machinery
- A Closer View: Sean Smith
- Research Horizons: Quantum advantage
- Editorial: Challenging scientific myths
- Features: Ethanol forces a choice between food and fuel ... Alzheimer's is an incurable disease ... ORNL glows in the dark ... Enormous supercomputers are making research impractical ... Recycling spent nuclear fuel increases the risk of weapons proliferation ... Only an engineer can operate a zero-energy house ... Lighter cars are less safe than heavier vehicles ... Wireless technologies are inherently unreliable
- A Closer View: Jeff Smith
- Research Horizons: Still the Leader
- Awards: And the Winner Is ...
- Editorial: Extreme Science
- Features: Miraculous Coatings … Under Extreme Pressure … Extremely Strong … Extremely Waterproof … Molecules in Jail … Defying Traditional Behavior … Where It All Began … The Universe Is Us … Predictions at the Extreme
- A Closer View: Michelle Buchanan
- Research Horizons: Feeling the Heat ... The Next Small Thing
- Awards: And the Winner Is ...
Pursuing Energy Options
- Editorial: The South’s Energy Laboratory
- Features: Southern Solution … The Missing Piece … A Different Path … Facing the Right Direction … Giving Back … Southern Teamwork … Reducing the Appetite … The Ultimate Solution
- A Closer View: Dana Christensen
- Research Horizons: Extending the Half-Life … A Renewed Interest … Mouse-Like … Modeling Metal Fuels …
- Awards: And the Winners Are...
- Sizing Up Contaminated Properties: A Saga of ORNL's Western Pioneers. Employees at ORNL's new office in Grand Junction, Colorado, have surveyed hundreds of radon-emitting properties for DOE's Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project. The office also is responsible for several innovations that are expected to save the project millions of dollars.
- Genetic Risks of Using Ethylene Oxide. New ORNL studies on the mutagenicity of ethylene oxide in mice suggest that regulations may be needed to limit brief exposures to the gas, which is widely used by health care workers to sterilize medical supplies.
- Human Gene Therapy: A Look at a Cutting Edge of Biomedical Science. Gene therapy—implanting appropriate genes in cells to correct genetic disorders—is being considered for widespread use in humans with inherited diseases. The author, who is a member of a national committee that considers the technical, ethical, and social implications of this biomedical technology, discusses the technical merits and problems of human gene therapy and current recommendations on its future use.
- Survey Sampling: A Useful Tool for Scientific Investigation. Scientists at ORNL have used statistics and survey sampling to ensure accuracy in their research results. Examples include determining the proportion of transuranic wastes in waste mixtures and estimating the size of fish populations at various sites. The author presents a primer on conducting a survey.
- Nuclear Sleuthing at ORNL: A New Look at Neutron Activation Analysis. Scientists at ORNL have helped develop neutron-activation analysis, which has been used for 50 years to identify and quantify elements, such as uranium, in materials. They will advance the science at the expanded NAA facility at the High Flux Isotope Reactor.
- ORNL's Forays into Forensic Activation Analysis. In the 1960s ORNL activation-analysis experts helped evaluate the evidence from the Kennedy assassination and two highly publicized murder trials.
- News Notes. ORNL's involvement in CERN physics experiment; plans for ACTO, a nuclear-plant advanced controls facility; another Large Coil Test Program milestone.
- Technical Capsules. ORNL's three IR 100 award-winning projects; new method of detecting wear in motor-operated valves; designing a reactor for space.
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