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ORNL Researchers Design Novel Method for Energy-Efficient Deep Neural Networks


Researchers at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a novel method for more efficiently training large numbers of networks capable of solving complex science problems. Specifically, Mohammed Alawad, Hong-Jun Yoon, and Gina...
14-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop Spectroscopic Thermometer for Nanomaterials


A scientific team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has found a new way to take the local temperature of a material from an area about a billionth of a meter wide, or approximately 100,000 times thinner than a human...
13-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Method to Grow Large Single-Crystal Graphene Could Advance Scalable 2D Materials


A new method to produce large, monolayer single-crystal-like graphene films more than a foot long relies on harnessing a “survival of the fittest” competition among crystals. The novel technique, developed by a team led by the Department of...
12-Mar-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Neutrons Provide New Polish for Petroleum Processing and More


University of Notre Dame researchers are using neutrons at ORNL to study how specialized molecules might improve petroleum production processes, as well as their potential uses in advanced photovoltaic technologies. Specifically, they want to know...
5-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Story Tips From the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2018


ORNL model could better predict tiny methylmercury pockets lurking in creek algae; engines work smarter with new fuel innovation; making narrow metallic structures to advance tiny electronics, drug delivery; certain enzymes that try to break down...
1-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Neutrons Reveal Promising Properties of Novel Antioxidant Polymer


A team of researchers from ORNL and the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently developed the antioxidant manganoporphyrin, a new polymer that could potentially improve drug delivery methods and other biomedical applications. Using neutrons,...
26-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Testing Lithium Battery Limitations May Improve Safety and Lifetimes


Researchers are using neutrons to study a battery material that could offer a safer alternative to the flammable liquid component found in most types of lithium-ion batteries.
21-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Neutrons Reveal the Wild Weyl World of Semimetals


The observation of an abnormal state of matter in a 2-D magnetic material is the latest development in the race to harness novel electronic properties for more robust and efficient next-generation devices. Neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National...
19-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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National lab tech to help locate people & power outages during Hurricane Irma; helps prep for Jose & Katia


1-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT

The Pressure Is on


Researchers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) have developed technology to squeeze materials with a million times the pressure of the earth’s atmosphere while studying them with neutrons. When they...
13-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Yonath Discusses Visualizing Ribosomes and Antibiotic Resistance


Ada Yonath, a pioneer in using crystallographic techniques to visualize ribosome structure, was the most recent Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecturer at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her work continues to contribute to...
12-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

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