Ready to Lead
ORNL combines the capabilities of one of the world's fastest open source computers, highest flux reactor, world-class materials science facilities, and a highly talented team of scientists and engineers to ensure that the U.S. remains a leader and innovator in the nuclear field. More...
NEWS & NOTES
Responding to the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
ORNL helps collect, analyze and interpret available data. More...
Rifle sighting system scores a bull's-eye
ORNL lead team develops fiber-optic laser-based sensor system that automatically corrects for even tiny barrel disruptions. More...
Solar cells crank up efficiency
Team led by ORNL's Jun Xu has fabricated an improved nanocone PV cell. More...
ORNL is poised to play a key role in a rebirth of innovation in the field of nuclear technology. More...
Catalyzing Reactor Research
The Consortium for Advanced Simulations of Light Water Reactors (CASL) is the Department of Energy's first energy innovation hub. More...
Nuclear reactors continue to provide 20 percent of the electricity used in the U.S. More...
Advanced Medical Isotopes
Since its construction in the mid-1960s, researchers have used HFIR to produce a wide range of medical radioisotopes. More...
Inventing the Future
ITER will produce a superheated fusion plasma, as well as 500 MW of thermal power. More...
ORNL mapping tool identifies suitable land areas for new nuclear plants. More...
LandScan Looks to the Future
LandScan, an ORNL-developed global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at 1-kilometer resolution. More...
From Sand Buckets to Passive Safety
ORNL research supports reactor safety in a new age. More...
An Elegant Solution
A new generation of nuclear plants known as SMRs, or small modular reactors, address many long-standing nuclear safety concerns. More...
A CLOSER VIEW
A Closer View: Kelly Beierschmitt
ORNL's Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear Science and Engineering is responsible for the laboratory's nuclear research and development portfolio, including fuel cycle and isotopes research, reactor modeling and simulation and nuclear security technology as well as the Executive Director of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR). More...
Unraveling a Twister
University of Oklahoma researchers use supercomputing to detail the inner workings of tornadoes. More...