ORNL Review Archive
- 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
The Next Generation of Biofuels
- Editorial: A Legacy Continues
- Features: It Might Just Happen ... Two Steps Forward ... Sugar-Coated ... Finding a Path ... A Predictable Change ... But Are They Compatible? ... A Sustained Effort ... Something Special
- A Closer View: Martin Keller
- Research Horizons: ORNL Researchers Win Nine R&D 100 Awards
- Awards: And the Winners Are. . .
Delivering Even More Science
- Editorial: A Higher Expectation
- Features: Delivering the Science ... Spallation Neutron Source User Program ... The Next Small Thing ... Magic Secrets ... A Helping Hand
- A Closer View: Tom Ballard
- Research Horizons: Z-contrast microscope first to resolve, identify individual light atoms ... Measurement and the “circle” of research
- Research Horizons: And the Winners Are. . .
Delivering the Science
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