Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL microscopy explores nanowires' weakest link

Individual atoms can make or break electronic properties in one of the world's smallest known conductors—quantum nanowires. Microscopic analysis at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

Feb 13, 2012
5 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

Searching for a solid that flows like a liquid

(PhysOrg.com) -- A series of neutron scattering experiments at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other research centers is exploring the key question about a long-sought quantum state of matter called supersolidity: ...

Feb 03, 2012
4.4 / 5 (8) 16 | with audio podcast

Fuel for fusion

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Fusion Pellet Fueling Lab has been at the center of design and testing of plasma fueling systems for tokamak research applications for decades. Since the mid-1970s, lab researchers ...

Jan 06, 2012
3.3 / 5 (3) 3

Mars 'Curiosity' has ORNL tech

The Curiosity rover that was launched toward Mars over the Thanksgiving holiday includes a significant contribution from ORNL and DOE. The mobile instrument platform, which is too large to rely on solar-powered ...

Nov 29, 2011
3 / 5 (5) 5