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A research team led by ORNL has bridged a knowledge gap in atomic-scale heat motion. This new understanding holds promise for enhancing materials to advance an emerging technology called solid-state cooling.

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Researchers at ORNL have developed the first additive manufacturing slicing computer application to simultaneously speed and simplify digital conversion of accurate, large-format three-dimensional parts in a factory production setting. 

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Defense Manufacturing Programs Director Craig Blue has been named Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Chief Manufacturing Officer. 

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Despite strong regulations and robust international safeguards, authorities routinely interdict nuclear materials outside of regulatory control. Researchers at ORNL are exploring a new method that would give authorities the ability to analyze intercepted nuclear material and determine where it originated. 

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Ryan Dehoff, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a 2024 Fellow for SME. 

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ORNL researchers completed successful testing of a gallium nitride transistor for use in more accurate sensors operating near the core of a nuclear reactor. This is an important technical advance particularly for monitoring new, compact.

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The American Nuclear Society, or ANS, recognized Steven Arndt, a distinguished R&D staff member at Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, during the organization’s annual conference in Las Vegas. 

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Xingang Zhao, an R&D associate staff member in the Modern Nuclear I&C group at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was recognized at the 2024 American Nuclear Society Annual Conference with the Ted Quinn Early Career Award. 

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A new study conducted on the Frontier supercomputer gave researchers new clues to improving fusion confinement. This research, in collaboration with General Atomics and UC San Diego, uncovered that the interaction between ions and electrons near the tokamak's edge can unexpectedly increase turbulence, challenging previous assumptions about how to optimize plasma confinement for efficient nuclear fusion.

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Bill Partridge, a recently retired distinguished researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was recognized by DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office, or VTO, for leading world-class research in transportation throughout his 25-year career.