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UT-led research to benefit alternate fuels, materials

Posted: November 24th, 2015

A primary concern of biofuels is the question about how best to handle lignin, so finding a use for it could have major implications.

ORNL researchers perform first comprehensive measurements of atomic vibrations in tin selenide

Posted: November 17th, 2015

The team’s new understanding of the origin of atomic dynamics in this material may aid research in energy sustainability and enable the design of materials that efficiently convert heat into electricity.

ORNL researchers report on transformative trends

Posted: November 10th, 2015

ORNL researchers say that the tools and techniques for overcoming challenges to developing the next wave of advanced materials are emerging.

New technology could eliminate wasted time and fuel

Posted: November 3rd, 2015

Collisions and congestion at intersections and where highways merge could be greatly reduced or eliminated using new technology.

ORNL researchers find ‘greener’ way to assemble materials for solar applications

Posted: October 27th, 2015

ORNL scientists have found a way to control the assembly of photovoltaic polymers in water using a surfactant as a template.

ORNL demonstrates road to supercapacitors for scrap tires

Posted: October 20th, 2015

ORNL researchers have discovered a method to use scrap tires for batteries.

Nano-trapped molecules are potential path to quantum devices

Posted: October 13th, 2015

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory/University of Tennessee team has described conceptually how physicists may be able to exploit a molecule’s energy to advance a number of fields.

UT faculty members launch nuclear journal

Posted: October 6th, 2015

UT faculty members have launched the International Journal of Nuclear Security, a peer-reviewed journal that promotes discussion among scholars and experts in the private and public sectors.

UT-led faculty group works to address water resource challenges

Posted: September 29th, 2015

A team of researchers led by the University of Tennessee Knoxville, was recently awarded a $5 million grant to study the state’s water resources.

New ORNL catalyst addresses engine efficiency, emissions quandary

Posted: September 22nd, 2015

ORNL researchers have developed an innovative catalyst that performs well at low temperatures without the use of precious metals.