ORNL Review Archive
Boosting the economy with ORNL tech
- Editorial: Boosting the economy with ORNL tech
- To the Point: Better graphene, tunable polymers, a better yeast, and more
- Boosting High-Tech Business: ORNL shares its know-how ... ORNL national reach ... Technology in the wider economy ... ORNL tech successes ... Who is ORNL’s next big tech success story?
- Focus on Nuclear: An isotope for space exploration ... Controlling ITER with fuelers, ticklers and terminators
- Infographic: Powering Space Exploration: From Oak Ridge to Pluto and beyond
- Focus on Neutrons: The pressure is on ... Neutron scientists explain the magnetism of plutonium
- Focus on Physical Sciences: Helium ‘balloons’ harness 18 complex materials ... Atomic shaking turns an insulator into a metal ... Scientists develop promising oxygen ‘sponge’
- Focus on Integrated Energy Demonstration: All together now
- Focus on Climate: Landmark SPRUCE experiment expected to clarify ecosystem responses to climate change
- Eugene Wigner Distinguished Lecturers: Siegfried Hecker ... Harold Kroto
- Why Science? Young researchers tell us
- Time Warp: Alvin Weinberg and scientific diplomacy in the Cold War
Growing with ORNL's science and technology
- Editorial: Growing with ORNL's science and technology
- To the Point: Nuclear collaboration, tropical forest study, and more
- A Leap Forward for Supercomputing: Summit will take computing to new heights ... Titan has a very good year ... Superconductor simulated without cutting corners ... Titan simulates the complexities of engines ... Team builds the Milky Way, star by star
- Focus on Neutrons: Sleuthing with neutrons
- Close-Up: The Spallation Neutron Source
- Focus on Transportation: Framework helps cars, traffic lights communicate ... Heat engine gets modern makeover for car and home ...
- Focus on Physical Sciences: Researchers build a better atom trap ... Penciling patterns in polymers at the nanoscale
- Focus on Buildings: Collaboration works to keep the warm side warm and the cool side cool ... Cheap sensors improve indoor environment ... Researchers use neutron imaging to peek inside heat exchanger
- Focus on ITER: US ITER pushes ahead
- Eugene Wigner Distinguished Lecturers : Susan Soloman ... Ada Yonath
- Why Science? Young researchers tell us
- Time Warp: HFIR turns 50
- 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
Moving Technology to the Marketplace
- Editorial: An Important Part of the Mission
- Features: Moving Technology to the Marketplace ... Putting the Pieces Together ... Playing at the College Level ... The Lab of the South ... A Culture of Commercialization ... A Capital Idea ... Another Tool in the Toolbox ... Calculating the Odds ... Side by Side ... A Key Mission ... Hundreds of Licenses ... A Marketable Solution ... Taking the Long View ... An Impressive Patent Portfolio ... Superconductor Cure ... Reinvesting Royalties ... A Long-term Investment
- Technology Spotlight: SeizAlert: Forewarning Epileptics ... Wireless Meter Systems ... Hybrid Solar Lighting
- Profile: Gerald Boyd: The Next Frontier
- Research Horizons: Detecting Skin Cancer ... A Biological Solution ... Dancing Proteins ... Pursuing the Exotic ... And the Winners Are ...
National Security Technologies
- Editorial: Science for Security
- Features: Managing the Soviet Legacy ... In Tune with the Russians ... Telltale Evidence ... One Threat at a Time ... Russian Enrichment ... Finding the Trail ... Technologies for the Troops ... Preparing for the Threats ... Creating a Single Team ... At the Local Level ... Matching Technologies ... “Out of Sight” Missions ... A Secure Facility for New Technologies
- Profile: Frank Akers: Building the Bridge
- Research Horizons: Hot-wired ... An Archaeologist in the Laboratory ... Running on Iron ... Quickly and Accurately ... Awards ...
Reclaiming America's Leadership
- Editorial: Reclaiming Leadership In Neutron Science
- Features: Returning Home ... Material Value ... Neutron Tool ... That’s Incredible! ... Instruments Of Change ... A Historic Partnership ... It Took a Village ... An Unsung Hero ... Unlocking the Cells ... Building the Bridge ... Making It Last ... Under Pressure to Change
- Profile: Thom Mason
- Research Horizons: Of Mice and Men ... Instant ID ... Supernova Discoveries ... Hot Technology ... And The Winners Are . . .
- Parallel Computing at ORNL. Computer scientists are learning how to use new parallel processing machines to meet ORNL's research needs. New parallel algorithms for solving large systems of equations have been developed at ORNL.
- Protecting Human Health: The Chemical Challenge. Scientists at ORNL have developed several methods of detecting human responses to hazardous energy-related chemicals. They are using interferon as a bioeffects marker and are developing the "fluoroimmunosensor," which detects minute amounts of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in body fluids and tissues.
- The Technology Transfer Fund: A Status Report on the ORNL Projects. ORNL, DOE, and the Office of Technology Applications of Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., have committed funds to stimulate innovation and bring ORNL technologies to the stage where their commercial potential can be judged. The status of five technology-transfer projects is described.
- Pion Emission from Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions. A theorist said it couldn't be done, but nuclear physicists at ORNL's Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility accelerator have detected the emission of pions, short-lived particles that serve as the "glue" in the nucleus, from low-energy nuclear reactions. Current theory is being revised to explain how pions can be produced at unexpectedly low energies.
- Managing Hazardous Waste: ORNL Examines the Options. ORNL is playing an important role in managing the nation's defense-chemical wastes and in devising better ways of dealing with its own hazardous materials.
- Books. Chancing It: Why We Take Risks is reviewed by W. S. Lyon.
- Take a Number
- Technical Capsules. Device to measure metal deformation wins IR 100 award; technology transfer and cell freezing.
- Lab Anecdote. The story of the radiation-danger symbol.
- News Notes. ORNL Director Herman Postma talks to President Reagan; Radio Frequency Test Facility completed; Associate Director Fred Mynatt testifies on advanced reactors for space; fusion magnet facility begins 6-coil tests; Athens power-distribution experiment under way; Life Sciences Complex plans told; Cummins Engine licensing breaks new ground.
- Awards and Appointments
- Fractals: Realm of Monster Curves and Irregular Solids A solid-state physicist has turned to fractals to understand the strange electrical properties of the interface between an electrode and various electrolytes. He suggests that fractals—a mathematical concept that describes a large class of irregular natural objects—could be useful in other areas of ORNL research.
- Conservation as an Energy Resource: Electricity Savings from a Utility Program What are the energy and economic impacts of a utility program in the Pacific Northwest that offered homeowners incentives to reduce electricity use? An ORNL team has completed a study of the benefits and costs of such a program.
- SPECIAL SECTION: Biotechnology at ORNL
- A Question of Impurities: ORNL Examines a Persistent Fusion Problem Bob Clausing and others at ORNL have conducted studies to determine which cleaning techniques work best to remove the most obnoxious impurities from fusion vessel walls to prevent plasma energy losses.
- Transuranium-Element Production and Research For almost two decades ORNL's High Flux lsotope Reactor (HFIR) and Transuranium Processing Plant (TRU) have produced most of the transuranium elements used by researchers in the Western world. ORNL's Transuranium Research Laboratory, where research is carried out on the HFIR-TRU products, has become an international center for collaborative research. ORNL collaboration with the University of Tennessee has been particularly strong in inorganic chemistry and solid-state physics.
- Books. Freeman Dyson's Weapons and Hope is reviewed by Jack Barkenbus
- Take a Number
- News Notes. New parallel-processing computer at ORNL; uranium wastes solidified at Laboratory; ORNL agents tested in European patients; High-Temperature Materials Laboratory inaugurated; Technology Transfer briefs
- Awards and Appointments