ORNL Review Archive
Capitalizing on a new research model
- Editorial: Institutes provide a new avenue for research collaborations
- Features: Capitalizing on a new research model ... Climate Change Science Institute breaks research barriers to build options for a changing world ... Imaging institute examines materials atom by atom ... ORNL institute will transform Big Data into sustainable solutions for urban living ... Understanding big data: New partnerships support health care innovation ... Going off grid: Integrated energy systems research rethinks reliance on traditional electric grid ... Sharing scientific vision: The Joint Institutes
- Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series: Craig Barrett ... Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
- Research Horizons: ORNL study reveals new characteristics of complex oxide surfaces ... ORNL, UTGSM study compares structures of Huntington’s disease protein ... Data gathered with high-energy X-ray telescope support the SASI model—a decade later
Neutrons and Bioscience
- Editorial: Neutrons and bioscience
- Features: Advancing the science of materials ... A broad approach to green tech ... Building better biofuels ... All eyes on the Arctic ... Biological boundaries ... Tailoring the poplar genome to biofuel production ... Seeking sustainability ... The Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series in Science, Technology, and Policy
- A Closer Look: Daniel Close
- Research Horizons: Solar surprise ... 3D printing yields advantages for US ITER engineers ... Novel ORNL technique enables air-stable water droplet networks
- Editorial: Delivering the Science
- Features: Boosting business, creating jobs ... Getting an edge on the competition ... Neutrons probe inner workings of batteries ... Air-conditioning the desert ... Designing a smart truck ... A bioenergy ecosystem ... Power from the sea ... Industrial-strength scholars
- A Closer View: Mike Paulus
- Research Horizons: Computing for the next generation
- Editorial: Ready to Lead
- Features: Nuclear 2.0 ... Catalyzing Reactor Research ... Designer Fuels ... Advanced Medical Isotopes ... Inventing the Future ... Bird’s-eye View ... LandScan Looks to the Future ... From Sand Buckets to Passive Safety ... An Elegant Solution
- A Closer View: Kelly Beierschmitt
- Research Horizons: Unraveling a Twister
- Awards: And the Winners Are. . .
Global Security Technologies
- Editorial: Renewing the Commitment
- Features: Staying a Step Ahead ... The Ultimate Threat ... The Sum of All Fears ... Lifesaving Technologies ... Smaller is Better ... Finding the Right Match ... Saving Lives (sidebar) ... Avoiding the Great Compromise
- A Closer View: Brent Park
- Research Horizons: Natural dissolved organic matter plays dual role in cycling of mercury ... Neutron scattering study yields new insights into virus life cycle
- Awards: And the Winners Are. . .
- 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...
- Fooling Mother Nature: Ion and Laser Beams Improve Materials
- High-Efficiency Beam-Processed Solar Cells
- On the Surface
- Characterizing Materials by X Rays
- Neutron Scattering in Materials Research
- Characterizing Materials by Analytical Electron Microscopy
- Solid State Physics Theory
- Design of Ordered Intermetallic Alloys
- The Theory of Alloys: From Schrodinger to the Rolling Mill
- Mechanical Properties of Metals and Alloys
- Marketing ORNL-made Materials
- Unique ORNL Facilities Used by Academic and Industrial Scientists
- Design of D9: A Radiation Damage-Resistant Alloy
- Materials for Fusion
- Radiation Effects in Metals and Alloys
- SPECIAL SECTION: Aging Trends in Nuclear Power Plants
- Eddy-Current Inspection of Energy-System Components
- Reactor Vessels and Safety
- Alloys for Nuclear Power Systems in Space
- Toward a High-Temperature Materials Laboratory
- Materials Technologies for Advanced Nuclear Energy Concepts
- Advanced Structural Ceramics
- Materials for Energy Conservation
- Welding Metals and Alloys
- Graphites for Space and Defense
- Corrosion Studies at ORNL
- Fossil Energy Materials Research
- Growing Single Crystals of Refractory Materials
- Paradox of the Striped Bass: ORNL Fishes for Answers. An ocean fish is declining in marine water but thriving in fresh water, except in some lakes during the summer. That's a paradox, and so is the fact that many of the experts who understand what's going on with this coastal fish reside in the hills of East Tennessee.
- Cable-in-Conduit Superconductors: A Story of Science in the Making. The plasma fuel of fusion reactors must be confined by the fields of powerful magnets. Means for designing internally cooled superconductors for such magnets have been developed at ORNL. During the development, ORNL 's scientists encountered a few surprises.
- Monoclonal Antibodies and Cancer. ORNL biologists have used these "magic bullets" produced by modern biotechnology to cure some mice with solid tumors. These products of the fusion of two types of cells show promise in treating and detecting some human cancers.
- Clean Water from Synfuels Plants. Synthetic fuel plants will need large volumes of water for the process of converting coal to oil. Water from the converted coal could be used but it is dirty. ORNL has tested a combination of processes that clean up the water enough for recycle or for discharge under anticipated regulations.
- The Staying Power of the High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor. The national HTGR program has faced extinction for five years but Congress continues to save it. Because of its high-temperature heat, its potential for efficient power generation, and its excellent safety features, the HTGR concept may be too good to discard.
- Health Risks of Energy Technologies: The Experts' Views. A book edited by two ORNL researchers sheds light on this volatile issue. In an interview, the two editors discuss the results and problems of risk analyses made by the experts.
- Editorial. Herman Postma critiques the critiques of national laboratories.
- Take a Number
- Lab Anecdote. Alvin Weinberg recalls the days of the last contract change.
- Books. Fusion: Science, Politics, and the Invention of a New Energy Source, reviewed by Art Snell
- Technical Capsules. How Clean is indoor air? Neutron Dosimeters; Surfaces and Defects
- Awards and Appointments