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January 8, 2019—Technicians can access a free tool developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory to support the installation and repair of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, particularly when using new refrigerants. 
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January 8, 2019—Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists studying fuel cells as a potential alternative to internal combustion engines used sophisticated electron microscopy to investigate the benefits of replacing high-cost platinum with a lower cost, carbon-nitrogen-manganese-based catalyst. 
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January 8, 2019—Researchers used neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source to investigate bizarre magnetic behavior, believed to be a possible quantum spin liquid rarely found in a three-dimensional material. QSLs are exotic states of matter where magnetism continues to fluctuate at low temperatures instead of “freezing” into aligned north and south poles as with traditional magnets. 
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January 8, 2019—Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Hypres, a digital superconductor company, have tested a novel cryogenic, or low-temperature, memory cell circuit design that may boost memory storage while using less energy in future exascale and quantum computing applications.
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January 8, 2019—By automating the production of neptunium oxide-aluminum pellets, Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have eliminated a key bottleneck when producing plutonium-238 used by NASA to fuel deep space exploration.
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January 7, 2019 – Growing up, Natalie Griffiths dreamed of playing shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Joseph Lukens, Raphael Pooser, and Nick Peters (from left) of ORNL’s Quantum Information Science Group developed and tested a new interferometer made from highly nonlinear fiber in pursuit of improved sensitivity at the quantum scale. Credit: Carlos Jones
January 3, 2019 — By analyzing a pattern formed by the intersection of two beams of light, researchers can capture elusive details regarding the behavior of mysterious phenomena such as gravitational waves. Creating and precisely measuring these interference patterns would not be possible without instruments called interferometers.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory launches Summit supercomputer.
December 31, 2018 — 2018 was an eventful and historic year for the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, marking 75 years since its creation as part of the World War II Manhattan Project.
The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors uses its Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications (VERA) software for the modeling and simulation of various nuclear reactors, such as the Westinghouse AP1000 pressurized water reactor.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., December 20, 2018—The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is collaborating with industry on six new projects focused on advancing commercial nuclear energy technologies that offer potential improvements to current nuclear reactors and move new reactor designs closer to deployment.
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 19, 2018—A team of scientists has for the first time measured the elusive weak interaction between protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom. They had chosen the simplest nucleus consisting of one neutron and one proton for the study.
Using as much as 50 percent lignin by weight, a new composite material created at ORNL is well suited for use in 3D printing.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 18, 2018—Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery byproduct: lignin.
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December 17, 2018 – More than 70 years ago, United States Navy Captain Hyman Rickover learned the ins and outs of nuclear science and reactor technology at the Clinton Training School at what would eventually become the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Sheng Dai innovates chemical separations, nanomaterials synthesis, and catalytic interfaces for energy applications at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and is the lab’s most prolific author.
December 17, 2018 – Sheng Dai, the most prolific author ever at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, had no intention of pursuing a career in science as a young man; he wanted to paint instead.
Michael L. Simpson
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 13, 2018 – Michael L. Simpson, a Corporate Fellow researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
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December 11, 2018—The City of Knoxville public service crews demonstrated a new de-icing device made possible by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The technology aims to more efficiently and effectively regulate brine distribution on the road during snowy weather. 
ORNL ‘s Megan Bradley has received the Young Professionals of Knoxville Impact award.
​OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 5, 2018 – Megan Bradley, a staff member at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, recently won the Young Professionals of Knoxville Impact award, conferred on area professionals ages 21-40 who improve the Knoxville, Tenn., community by taking leadership roles in community service organizations and achieving career success. 
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December 4, 2018—A team of scientists, led by University of Guelph professor John Dutcher, are using neutrons at ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source to unlock the secrets of natural nanoparticles that could be used to improve medicines. 
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December 4, 2018—By studying the inner workings of lithium-ion batteries, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed a highly sensitive technique to characterize and measure at the electrolyte and electrode interface. 
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December 4, 2018—Scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory performed a corrosion test in a neutron radiation field to support the continued development of molten salt reactors.
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December 4, 2018—Thought leaders from across the maritime community came together at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to explore the emerging new energy landscape for the maritime transportation system during the Ninth Annual Maritime Risk Symposium.
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December 4, 2018—Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have confirmed that methane-producing microorganisms known as methanogens are responsible for the greenhouse gas that leaks from living Eastern cottonwood trees in Southeastern forests. 
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 3, 2018 – Fifteen scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been named to the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics.
Matthew Ryder is researching next-generation materials using neutron scattering as a Clifford G. Shull Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Neutron Sciences Directorate. (Image credit: ORNL/Genevieve Martin)
December 3, 2018 – Scientists and engineers are always searching for ways to solve the world’s biggest challenges, such as reducing carbon emissions, creating more effective cancer treatments, and increasing energy efficiency in electronics.
The Department of Energy’s CyberForce Competition helps prepare college students for careers in cybersecurity through events hosted by national laboratories.
​OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 30, 2018 – Oak Ridge National Laboratory will help prepare college students for careers in cybersecurity as a host of the Department of Energy’s fourth collegiate CyberForce Competition. The Dec. 1 event brings together college teams across the country to compete at seven of the Department’s national laboratories.
The team’s quantum frequency processor operates on photons (spheres) through quantum gates (boxes), synonymous with classical circuits for quantum computing.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., November 30, 2018 – Researchers with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a new level of control over photons encoded with quantum information. Their research was published in Optica.