Oak Ridge National Laboratory

In Brief: Nanodots to the rescue

By applying the magnetic properties of iron nanodots to complex materials, a research team has overcome an obstacle to getting ultra-thin or highly strained films to perform on par with their bulk counterparts.

dateMay 11, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Thermoelectric materials: recycling energy

(PhysOrg.com) -- For some years now, NASA has been using what are called thermoelectric materials to power its space probes. The probes travel such great distances from our sun that solar panels are no longer ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in General Physics
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Japan earthquake, tsunami spell need for preparedness

Perhaps lost in the recent debates related to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan is that natural disasters and not nuclear energy should be the focus, says Oak Ridge National Laboratory's John Sorensen, an emergency preparedness ...

dateMar 29, 2011 in Other
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