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ITER

The doughnut-shaped ITER will, for the first time on Earth, create a burning (self-heating) plasma and contain it with a magnetic field. The plasma itself will be heated and sustained primarily by its own fusion reactions—literally the same energy source that powers the sun and the stars. 

Huibo Cao

The next great materials discovery may well come from the exotic interactions of electrons at a scale a million times smaller than a human hair. This is the scale of quantum physics, and it’s where ORNL’s Huibo Cao focuses his effort.

Ben Doughty

What does a high school grad do when his family threatens to make him pay rent? For ORNL spectroscopist Ben Doughty, the answer was, go to college.

Riddhi Shah

We ask some of our young researchers why they chose a career in science, what they are working on at ORNL, and where they would like to go with their careers.

Carlos Andres Polanco

We ask some of our young researchers why they chose a career in science, what they are working on at ORNL, and where they would like to go with their careers.

Juliane Weber

We ask some of our young researchers why they chose a career in science, what they are working on at ORNL, and where they would like to go with their careers.

Kristine Grace Manno Cabugao

We ask some of our young researchers why they chose a career in science, what they are working on at ORNL, and where they would like to go with their careers.