Thursday, October 4, 2018
ORNL in the News

New analytical tools reveal strain in perovskite film

(Materials Today) A unique combination of imaging tools and atomic-level simulations has allowed a team led by researchers at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to solve a longstanding debate about the properties of a promising material that can harvest energy from light...10/3


A Direct-Injection-Specific Oil Could Save Your EcoBoost Engine

(Power & Performance) ...It turns out that the lubrication gurus at Driven Racing Oil and already been working with the scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who were given a grant to come up with a better oil formula for direct-injection engines...10/2

In disaster's wake, novel computing techniques support emergency responders

(EurekAlert!/AAAS) As hurricanes barrel toward the coastlines and wildfires rage in arid regions of the United States, scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are providing critical geospatial data to support first responders as they work to save lives and property...10/3

Is water the fuel of the future? UT-led hydrogen research earns $3.5M in grants to find out

(The Knoxville News Sentinel) Space rockets may one day be fueled by tap water instead of gas tanks, thanks to research from the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Department of Energy recently awarded a team of researchers from UT and ORNL a $2 million grant to decrease the cost to produce hydrogen fuel cells...10/2

How Putting A.I. Brains Into 3D Printers Will Change the Game for the Navy

(Popular Mechanics) ...The project is a collaborative effort between Lockheed Martin, Oak Ridge National Labs, Carnegie Mellon University, and four other partners. The team is starting with Ti-6AI-4V, a common titanium alloy used in aerospace...10/1

ORNL Researchers Advance Quantum Computing, Science Through Six DOE Awards

(HPC Wire) The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the recipient of six awards from DOE’s Office of Science aimed at accelerating quantum information science (QIS), a burgeoning field of research increasingly seen as vital to scientific innovation and national security...10/3

Science and Technology

‘Test-tube’ evolution wins Chemistry Nobel Prize

(Nature News) Ways to speed up and control the evolution of proteins to produce greener technologies and new medicines have won three scientists the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Chemical engineer Frances Arnold, at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, is just the second woman to win the prize in the past 50 years...10/3


Science and Technology

Nobel-winning physics key to ultra-fast laser research

(PhysOrg) ...ARC Centre of Excellence for Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) Chief Investigator at Swinburne, Associate Professor Jeff Davis, uses laser pulses just a few quadrillionths of a second in duration to investigate novel, complex materials that could be used in future low-energy electronics. The field of study is ultrafast 'femtosecond' spectroscopy – a femtosecond is a millionth of a billionth of a second....10/4



Oak Ridge's American Museum of Science and Energy reopens at new location

(WATE TV) A popular local attraction reopened to the public this morning, The American Museum of Science and Energy. The museum had to temporarily shut down as it switched locations to 115 Main Street East in Oak Ridge...10/2

Centrus to Conduct $15 Million Oak Ridge D&D Project for U.S. DOE

(Business Wire)...Centrus has leased K-1600 from DOE since 2002 to test and demonstrate the world’s most advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges, while conducting centrifuge manufacturing, engineering, and design at its state-of-the-art Technology and Manufacturing Center (TMC) in Oak Ridge...10/2

DOE Makes $28M R&D Investment for Energy Infrastructure Cybersecurity

(ExecutiveGov) The Department of Energy is investing a maximum of $28M in research, development and demonstration efforts aiming to support U.S. energy infrastructure cybersecurity. The DOE said Monday its Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response will partner with industry to develop cyber threat mitigation, detection and prevention technologies...10/2

Critical Materials Institute takes major step toward printed anisotropic magnets

(EurekAlert!/AAAS) The U.S. Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute has taken a major step toward printed, aligned anisotropic magnets via additive manufacturing processes. The Energy Innovation Hub manufactured hybrid nylon bonded neodymium-iron-boron and samarium-iron-nitrogen magnets using the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory...10/2

Local and State

CARTA Receives U. S. Department Of Energy Award

(The Chattanoogan) The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $760,868 (federal funds) to the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority together with SCOPE Lab at Vanderbilt University, the University of Houston, the City of Chattanooga Department of Transportation, the Enterprise Center, East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition, and Green Commuter, for an innovative research effort to benefit Chattanooga and other cities...10/4

UT scientists get millions to study potatoes

(WATE TV) ...The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is receiving up to $7.5 million from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's for a study that will use potatoes to detect nerve agents, radiation and plant pathogens to help deployed troops and civilians in war-torn areas...10/4