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2010-08-05 16:11:01

Thin layers of oxide materials and their interfaces have been observed in atomic resolution during growth for the first time by researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, providing new insight into the complicated link between their structure and properties. "Imagine you suddenly had the ability to see in color, or in 3-D," said the CNMS's Sergei Kalinin. "That is how close we have been able to look at these very...

2010-06-15 15:25:19

Findings released at the annual Goldschmidt Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville New intense sources of radiation at national facilities in Chicago, New York, and Tennessee coupled with the next generation of sensitive detectors are allowing geochemists like John Parise to gather images and data on minerals in one second that would take years of equivalent exposure on conventional laboratory x-ray facilities. John Parise, professor, mineralogist and solid-state chemist at...

2010-05-05 10:03:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hendrick Construction, Inc. finished a 14,000-square-foot expansion project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, upgrading lab space at one of the world's premier research facilities. The Tennessee project created 13 new labs to support scientific research conducted at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world's most powerful pulsed source of neutrons for the study of materials. Scientific understanding of the molecular structure of materials is...

2010-03-30 07:25:00

SANTA FE, N.M., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Serious science researchers can now receive information about new DOE resources relevant to them via the new alerts service at the DOE Science Accelerator (http://scienceaccelerator.gov). Users of the free service, powered by federated search pioneer Deep Web Technologies' Explorit Research Accelerator, create a personalized profile of searches related to their areas of interest. The service performs these searches on users' behalf every week and...

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2010-02-02 10:23:43

Neutron scattering experiments performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory give strong evidence that, if superconductivity is related to a material's magnetic properties, the same mechanisms are behind both copper-based high-temperature superconductors and the newly discovered iron-based superconductors. The work, published in a recent Nature Physics, was performed at ORNL's Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) along with the ISIS...

2009-12-03 10:32:32

The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has reached  a construction milestone on a  $95 million project to build the laboratory's new Chemical and Materials Sciences Building. The facility's last structural steel beam was raised and positioned into place, along with a ceremonial evergreen tree and American flag, by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., in a special "topping out" ceremony held at the construction site today. Ground was broken June 1 on the...

2009-10-15 15:25:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Already a hotbed of research, the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley has a new roadmap for turning those technological and human assets into a prosperous future. The strategy identifies four promising industry sectors: instrumentation nuclear energy bioenergy energy-related materials. Developed by Innovation Valley officials and consultants from the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice, these four high tech areas utilize...

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2009-09-30 13:36:01

The Department of Energy's Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), already the world's most powerful facility for pulsed neutron scattering science, is now the first pulsed spallation neutron source to break the one-megawatt barrier. "Advances in the materials sciences are fundamental to the development of clean and sustainable energy technologies. In reaching this milestone of operating power, the Spallation Neutron Source is providing scientists with an unmatched resource for unlocking the secrets...

2009-09-29 12:37:00

Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hendrick Construction, Inc. was awarded a contract to upgrade 14,000 square feet of lab space at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to further cutting-edge research at one of the world's most advanced scientific facilities. The project, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., will create 13 new labs to support scientific research conducted at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world's most powerful source of neutrons for the study of materials. Scientific...

2009-03-17 08:15:00

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two far-reaching projects announced in recent days further bolster the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley's claim as a world-class center of research, entrepreneurial activities and high tech jobs. Work begins this week on the 188-acre Cherokee Farms high tech park on the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus. The first building planned for the park, the Joint Institute for Materials Science, is one of several cooperative ventures...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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