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Easo P. George
Easo George, one of the world’s foremost authorities on advanced alloy development and theory, has been named the 15th Governor’s Chair at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee.
electron spin orientations in a portion of the YbMgGaO4 crystal structure
Neutron scattering studies of a rare earth metal oxide have identified fundamental pieces to the quantum spin liquid puzzle, revealing a better understanding of how and why the magnetic moments within these materials exhibit exotic behaviors such as failing to freeze into an ordered arrangement even near absolute zero temperatures.
With Piranha, Almeria Analytics can make sense of vast amounts of data in mere minutes.
New Mexico’s Almeria Analytics has added a suite of Oak Ridge National Laboratory software technologies to its arsenal of tools useful for disaster relief, civil engineering, urban planning and homeland security applications. Piranha, Raptor and DTHSTR combined with ORNL’s VERDE, ...
ORNL’s wireless sensor network provides researchers with an accurate index of population density in half-hour increments.
A technology being developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could be a valuable tool for urban planning, emergency management and understanding where people are and how they move.
ORNL’s novel, nontoxic fluorescent air leak detection system uses a vitamin- and water-based solution to quickly locate cracks in occupied buildings without damaging property.
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a novel, nontoxic fluorescent air leak detection system that can find cracks in walls and roofs in existing and new buildings. In laboratory experiments, ORNL’s Diana Hun and Brenda Smith used an off-the-shelf humidifier ...
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Tim Burress works with a prototype motor that generates 75 percent more power than comparable commercial motors without the use of rare earth materials.
A new motor developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory achieved 75 percent higher power than a comparably sized commercial motor for electric vehicles. The prototype motor uses ferrite, iron-based, permanent magnets instead of the expensive imported rare earth perma...
ORNL scientists developed a new microscopy technique that provides high-resolution images of nanomaterial behavior thousands of times faster than current techniques.
A new microscopy technique developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory enables rapid measurement of the dynamic state of materials used in memory storage and allows “imaging” of this phenomenon with unprecedented resolution (approximately 10 nanometers). The technique, detaile...
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers Sara Jawdy (left) and Lee Gunter evaluate the growth of rice plants carrying a genetic mechanism that reduces lignin and increases flavonoids.
Livestock may soon be getting more nutrition from forage feed thanks to an invention from the BioEnergy Science Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and partners at the University of Tennessee and West Virginia University. Working with a population of poplar trees, the scientis...
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As part of an effort to develop drought-resistant food and bioenergy crops, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered the genetic and metabolic mechanisms that allow certain plants to conserve water and thrive in semi-arid climates.

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The recently discovered element 117 has been officially named "tennessine" in recognition of Tennessee’s contributions to its discovery, including the efforts of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its Tennessee collaborators at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee.