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
Science in Sync
- Editorial: Transformational potential
- Features: Multi-faceted forecasting ... 3D printing rises to the occasion ... Tag-team R&D ... Hunting for hydrogen ... Diversify, replace, recycle ... Potent partnerships ... Better biofuels
- A Closer View: Ben Preston
- Research Horizons: ORNL research reveals new challenges for mercury cleanup ... ORNL finding goes beyond surface of oxide films ... New algorithm enables unprecedented sampling, modeling of Arctic
- Editorial: Driving innovation in the 21st Century
- Features: Disruptive materials ... Nanotech toolbox ... Materials for measuring the universe ... Growing graphene ... Heavy-metal fishing ... Rethinking nuclear fuel design ... Blood, sweat and serendipity ... Something new under the sun
- A Close View: Kinga Unocic
- Research Horizons: ‘Zoomable’ map of poplar proteins offers new view of bioenergy crop ... ORNL scientists solve mercury mystery ... Mobility and risk
The Emerging Nanoscience Revolution
- Nanoscience Research at ORNL: Editorial: Joining the Emerging Nanoscience Revolution ... The Next Small Thing ... The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences ... Neutrons and Nanoscience ... Looking at the World Differently ... Nanoworld Records ... Imaging the Invisible ... A New Attraction ... New Tools for Nanoscience ... Producing Polymers ... A Limitless Potential ... Breaking the Mold ... Researching in Bulk ... Layered Film That Stacks Up ... Catalysis at the Nanoscale ... Nature’s Way ... Nanofabrication in the Clean Room
- Profile: Jim Roberto: Weighing in on Nanoscale Research
- Research Horizons: The “Real” CSI ... Collaboration at a Superfund Site
- Awards: And the Winners Are ...
Attracting the Next Generation of Great Scientists
- Features: Editorial: The Search for New Scientific Superstars ... Filling the Talent Pipeline ... Still Making a Mark ... The Critical Difference ... A Winning Couple ... The Best of Both Worlds ... Mentors and Inventors ... Coming Home ... Finding the Next Small Thing ... The Path of Least Resistance
- Profile: Paul Gilman: Oak Ridge Center for Advanced Studies
- Research Horizons: Superheavy Nuclei: Taking Shape in Theory ... A New Spin
- Awards: And the Winners Are...
Addressing the World's Energy Challenges
- Features: Editorial: An Important Part of the Solution ... Energy Efficiency: Stretching America's Resources ... Energy Prophets: Providing International Solutions ... Energy Prophets: U.S. Oil Dependence ... Aid for the Auto Industry ... Multiple Roads to the Hydrogen Car ... Closer to the Customer ... Pushing the Envelope ... Letting the Sunshine In ... Industry Efficiency ... More Power to the Grid ... Research Tools for the Nation ... Energy Partners
- Profile: John Petersen: Focusing on the UT-ORNL Synergy
- Research Horizons: Fusion: A Big Win for ORNL ... Attractive Materials Process ... Glassy Steel
- Awards: 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