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A study led by ORNL researchers examines the causes behind ordering of cations, the positive ions that help make double perovskite oxides look promising as an energy source. Credit: Getty Images

A study led by researchers at ORNL could uncover new ways to produce more powerful, longer-lasting batteries and memory devices.

Ashley Barker. Credit: Carlos Jones/ORNL

At the National Center for Computational Sciences, Ashley Barker enjoys one of the least complicated–sounding job titles at ORNL: section head of operations. But within that seemingly ordinary designation lurks a multitude of demanding roles as she oversees the complete user experience for NCCS computer systems.

Radiation Safety Information Computational Center staff gather to observe the center’s 60th anniversary. From left, Samantha Bowman, Tim Valentine, Emma York, Ravindra Gadi, Lauren LaLuzerne and Mark Baird. Rebecca Gregor is not shown. Credit: Genevieve Martin, ORNL/U.S. Dept. of Energy

John Glenn launched into orbit, Marvel launched Spider-Man, NASA launched its first communications satellite, Bob Dylan launched “Blowin’ in the Wind,” the world was launched into a missile crisis, and the atomic age entered into its teenage years.

Researchers Melissa Cregger, left, and Xiaohan Yang examine plants in an ORNL greenhouse where biosensors are installed to accelerate plant transformations. Credit: Genevieve Martin/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy.

Nature-based solutions are an effective tool to combat climate change triggered by rising carbon emissions, whether it’s by clearing the skies with bio-based aviation fuels or boosting natural carbon sinks.

Steven Hamilton. Credit: Genevieve Martin/ORNL.

As renewable sources of energy such as wind and sun power are being increasingly added to the country’s electrical grid, old-fashioned nuclear energy is also being primed for a resurgence.

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In mid-April, students from Webb School of Knoxville taking an advanced science class that focuses on quantum computing topics visited the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to tour its world-class facilities and discover the many career paths available in the ever-growing field of quantum information science.

The research team poses in front of the airboat after a long day of research. Credit: ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

As a biogeochemist at ORNL, Matthew Berens studies how carbon, nutrients and minerals move through water and soil. In this firsthand account, Berens describes recent fieldwork in Louisiana with colleagues.

Researchers used Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Quantum Computing User Program to perform the first independent comparison test of leading quantum computers. Credit: Getty Images

Researchers used Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Quantum Computing User Program to perform the first independent comparison test of leading quantum computers.

Tomonori Saito, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Inventor of the Year, was honored at Battelle’s Celebration of Solvers. Credit: Carlos Jones/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Tomonori Saito, a distinguished innovator in the field of polymer science and senior R&D staff member at ORNL, was honored on May 11 in Columbus, Ohio, at Battelle’s Celebration of Solvers.

Data Center World keynote presenter, Bill Kleyman, right, presented ORNL’s Paul Abston with the Data Center Manager of the Year 2023 award during the conference’s general session on May 9. Credit: Data Center World AFCOM

Paul Abston, leader of the HPC Infrastructure Operations Group of the National Center for Computational Sciences and manager of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s data center, has been named Data Center Manager of the Year for 2023.