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ORNL researchers make scalable arrays of ‘building blocks’ for ultrathin electronics

Posted: July 28th, 2015

ORNL researchers are filling a critical need in the development of next-generation ultrathin devices.


ORNL researchers develop new method to control complex materials

Posted: July 21st, 2015

By adding a few helium ions into a complex oxide material, ORNL researchers achieved a never before possible level of control over magnetic and electronic properties.


ORNL researchers develop process to improve silica structure design

Posted: July 14th, 2015

ORNL researchers have developed a molecular process that paves the way for improved silica structure design by introducing microscopic, segmented screw-like spikes that can more effectively bond materials.


New tool on horizon for surgeons treating cancer patients

Posted: July 7th, 2015

Researchers recently demonstrated an automated droplet-based surface sampling probe to assist surgeons operating on cancer patients.


Composite manufacturing consortium launched

Posted: June 30th, 2015

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation is a $295 million project to develop East Tennessee into an advanced manufacturing hub.


ORNL invites companies to ‘Explore ORNL’ outreach event

Posted: June 23rd, 2015

In September, “Explore ORNL” will introduce the region’s business community to the lab’s world-class research and development facilities and expertise.


ORNL demonstrates first large-scale graphene composite fabrication

Posted: June 16th, 2015

ORNL researchers have discovered a method to fabricate grapheme, a material stronger and stiffer than carbon fiber, on a large-scale basis.


ORNL technology determines age, race and gender with high fidelity

Posted: June 9th, 2015

A new 3-D face analysis system will allow law enforcement and national security to estimate age, gender and race with remarkable accuracy.


ORNL researchers probe chemistry, topography and mechanics with one instrument

Posted: June 2nd, 2015

ORNL scientists have combined the capabilities of the atomic force microscope and the mass spectrometer to allow researchers to explore thin films of phase-separated polymers important for energy conversion and storage.


ORNL researchers discover superhydrophobic glass coating

Posted: May 26th, 2015

ORNL researchers have discovered a superhydrophobic glass coating that can be fog-resistant and antireflective.