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Department of Energy national lab researchers found strain dramatically influences low-temperature oxygen electrocatalysis on perovskite oxides, enhancing bifunctional activity essential for fuel cells and metal–air batteries.
May 27, 2016 – Catalysts make chemical reactions more likely to occur. In most cases, a catalyst that’s good at driving chemical reactions in one direction is bad at driving reactions in the opposite direction. However, a research team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has created the first high-performance, two-way oxide catalyst and filed a patent application for the invention. The accomplishment is reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 24, 2016 -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been selected for funding negotiations for  a competitive award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) that aims to develop a low-cost, mul
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 24, 2016 -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been selected for funding negotiations for  a competitive award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) that aims to develop a low-cost, multilayer, highly transparent and thermally insulating film for window applications.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Thom Mason speaks at the opening session of the Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop on May 23.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 23, 2016 – The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will open an office at EPB headquarters in Chattanooga’s Innovation District that will link local companies to the national laboratory’s resources and expertise. ORNL Director Thom Mason announced the office today at the Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop at The Chattanoogan hotel.
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 19, 2016 – A method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications has gained momentum with a demonstration by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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A new kind of water molecule

Reesarchers have discovered unexpected behavior of water molecules under extreme confinement that is unmatched by any known gas, liquid or solid states.

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