Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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 ...

dateJan 06, 2012 in General Physics
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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 ...

dateNov 29, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Simulating turbulent combustion speeds design

Air and fuel mix violently during turbulent combustion. The ferocious mixing needed to ignite fuel and sustain its burning is governed by the same fluid dynamics equations that depict smoke swirling lazily ...

dateSep 22, 2011 in Engineering
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New spin on friction-stir

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers Zhili Feng, Alan Frederic and Stan David in Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Materials S&T Division have made significant progress toward a new metal processing technique, called ...

dateJul 26, 2011 in Materials Science
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