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DOE NATIONAL LABORATORY:
OAK RIDGE
NATIONAL LABORATORY

ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security.

ORNL also performs other work for the Department of Energy, including isotope production, information management, and technical program management, and provides research and technical assistance to other organizations.

www.ornl.gov


Features

'Sweet spot' for salty water

'Sweet spot' for salty water

Computational modeling has given materials researchers new insight into the properties of a membrane that purifies saltwater into potable water. The resulting technology could help speed up inefficient desalination processes in use today.

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Simulation solves mystery of how liquid-crystal thin films disintegrate

Approximately four decades ago, theoreticians believed that only one of two mechanisms could explain rupture of liquid-crystal thin films. They also believed that these two mechanisms could not coexist. But 10 years ago experiments showed that these two mechanisms in many cases do coexist, according to Trung Nguyen of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who ran unprecedented large-scale molecular dynamics simulations on Titan, America's fastest supercomputer, to model the beginnings of ruptures in thin films.

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Simulation solves mystery of how liquid-crystal thin films disintegrate

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Lab Contact Info

Contact: Ron Walli
Phone: 865-576-0226
Email: wallira@ornl.gov
Location: Oak Ridge, TN

Lab Publications

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Lab News Releases
16-Jul-2014
ORNL, UTGSM study compares structures of Huntington's disease protein
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

14-Jul-2014
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2014
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

11-Jul-2014
ORNL wins eight R&D 100s
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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