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ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale

Posted: January 27th, 2015

ORNL scientists have for the first time used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials.


ORNL and team make vanadium dioxide advancement

Posted: January 20th, 2015

A team led by ORNL has made an important advancement in understanding a classic transition-metal oxide, vanadium dioxide.


Manufacturing hub to further enhance region’s innovation culture

Posted: January 13th, 2015

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) represents a $259 million public-private partnership that will facilitate breakthroughs in composite materials and processing technology.


Tennessee again named economic development ‘State of the Year’

Posted: January 6th, 2015

Citing diversified growth and an emphasis on infrastructure and education, Business Facilities has named Tennessee its 2014 State of the Year for a second consecutive year.


ORNL materials researchers get first look at atom-thin boundaries

Posted: December 30th, 2014

ORNL scientists have made the first direct observations of a one-dimensional boundary separating two different, atom-thin materials.


Langan to lead ORNL Neutron Sciences Directorate

Posted: December 23rd, 2014

Effective Jan. 1, senior scientist Paul Langan will lead the ORNL’s neutron science activities, including the Spallation Neutron Source and the High Flux Isotope Reactor.


ORNL to acquire next-generation supercomputer

Posted: December 16th, 2014

IBM is bringing a next-generation supercomputer to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2017.


Princeton Review names UT College of Business among nation’s best

Posted: December 9th, 2014

For the seventh year, Princeton Review has named UT’s Haslam College of Business one of the nation’s outstanding business schools.


Research parks learning that quality of life matters

Posted: December 2nd, 2014

As research parks across the nation work to reconfigure themselves to stay relevant, Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus sits poised to meet market demand.


ORNL thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materials

Posted: November 25th, 2014

A thermomagnetic processing method developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory can advance the performance of polymers.