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DOE is developing and delivering technologies for infrastructure security including chemical, biological, and nuclear nonproliferation and is assisting the country in preparing for, recognizing, and responding to attacks with such weapons.



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A group of nuclear detectives at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory takes on tough challenges, from detecting illicit uranium using isotopic 'fingerprints' to investigating Presidential assassination conspiracies. 'A very big capability at Oak Ridge exists for nuclear analytics, all the way from helping commercial production of nuclear power to making sure the world's nuclear materials are properly accounted for,' said ORNL's Joseph Giaquinto, leader of the Nuclear Analytical Chemistry and Isotopics Laboratories.

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ORNL's thermal cameras snoop beneath surfaces to reveal materials' secrets

In 1995, the Department of Energy's Continuous Fiber Ceramic Composite program, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, bought a high-speed infrared camera -- one of the first available for purchase outside the military. Since then, ORNL has acquired at least 10 additional IR cameras for use in a spectrum of projects. The cameras have mapped changing temperatures as heat flows through objects from gears to artwork.

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ORNL's thermal cameras snoop beneath surfaces to reveal materials' secrets

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Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Algae raceway paves path from lab to real-world applications
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Microbes take their vitamins -- for the good of science
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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