Thursday, August 11, 2016
ORNL in the News

Microscopy Uncovers Potential Way to Improve Solar Cell Efficiency

(Photonics Media) ...To study the effect of Se content on the photoactive properties of bandgap-graded CdTe cells, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used a combination of techniques including atom probe tomography, transmission electron microscopy and electron beam-induced current...8/10

Scroll & Absorption Chillers Market Worth 7.13 Billion USD by 2022

(WFMJ) ...One of the technological advancements to be supervised and initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory was polygeneration/combined cooling, heating, and power (CHP)...8/11

Electron beam deposition prints 3D nanostructures

(Microscopy and Analysis) US and Austria-based researchers have combined focused electron beam induced deposition with 3D simulation to precisely print 3D nanostructures...Jason Fowlkes from the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and colleagues from the University of Tennessee and the Graz University of Technology developed a powerful simulation-guided drafting process to improve FEBID...8/11

Science and Technology

Glider aims to break world record — and boost climate science

(Nature) Perlan mission will surf stratospheric waves and conduct atmospheric research...the glider will carry scientific instruments for climate, aerospace and stratospheric research that cannot be done using other means...8/9

Energy and Science Policy

National Science Leaders Chart New Paths into the Quantum Frontier

(AIP) The Obama Administration has released two reports on the state of quantum computing and related R&D projects...8/9

DOE

Energy Department Announces $30 Million Expansion of U.S.–India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research

(Energy.gov) Building on our strong international partnerships to accelerate grid modernization, research and deployment, the Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability today announced a new Funding Opportunity Announcement for joint research on smart grid and energy storage under the U.S.–India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research (PACE-R)...8/10

Local and State

BES Technologies receives DOE small business award

(Oak Ridge Today) BES Technologies LLC recently received the U.S. Department of Energy’s Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year award. BES Technologies LLC, or BEST, is a service‑disabled, veteran‑owned small business in its fourth year as a protégé to Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC, or CNS...8/11

UT Materials Science Gets ‘Lift’ From Columbus McKinnon

(Tennessee Today) Materials science deals with some of the smallest substances on earth, items that are frequently not even one billionth of a meter in size. Oddly, studying materials at such a tiny scale can require some massive equipment—which presents the issue of moving it around the lab space...8/3