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  • ORNL microscopy directly images problematic lithium dendrites in batteries
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 6, 2015—Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have captured the first real-time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium-ion batteries. The ORNL team’s electron microscopy could help researchers address long-standing issues related to battery performance and safety.

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  • Materials - Efficient catalysts - January 13, 2015 - Reduction of pollution from vehicles and power plants relies, in large part, on how effectively catalysts can oxidize nitric oxide (NO). Advancing such catalyst performance requires a better understanding of the noble metals used in catalytic converters.


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ORNL Awards Night 2011


Early Career Award for Engineering Accomplishment

  • Winner: David Wood
  • Citation: For high-impact research results related to the development of high-performance battery materials and their implementation into commercial processes 

Inventor of the Year

  • Winner: Philip Maziasz
  • Citation: For sustained and outstanding development of new steels and alloys with significant commercial and economic impact, based on the engineered microstructure method

Science and Technology, Technical Support

  • Winner: Julia Luck
  • Citation: For outstanding contributions to the advancement of high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy

Excellence in Technology Transfer 

  • Winners: Michael Brady; Bruce Pint; Yukinori Yamamoto; Philip Maziasz; Michael Santella; Alexander DeTrana; Joseph Marasco; Alan Liby; Craig Blue
  • Organizations: Materials Science and Technology Division; Energy & Engineering Sciences; Intellectual Property Management
  • Citation: For development and licensing of AFA steels, a revolutionary new class of heat-resistant steels for higher-efficiency energy production and chemical process industry applications