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DOE Core Capabilities

Radiofrequency circulators in klystron gallery at Spallation Neutron Source

ORNL, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science National Laboratory, has world-leading or world-class capabilities in 24 of the 25 DOE-defined core capabilities. In general, DOE’s core capabilities comprise the science and technological foundation of its national laboratories. The 24 core capabilities stewarded by ORNL represent an extraordinary breadth and depth of expertise and facilities, enabling the Lab to deliver on current scientific and technological goals as well as to advance new frontiers. 

ORNL has grouped the DOE-designated 24 core capabilities into six categories, as shown below.