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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

Simulation solves mystery of how liquid-crystal thin films disintegrate

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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Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers contribute to prestigious climate report

Thomas Wilbanks and Benjamin Preston, both of the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are among the 309 coordinating lead authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Working Group II report. The report, which was released in Japan on March 31, found that climate change isn't just a problem for future generations, but also impacts humans in the present day.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers contribute to prestigious climate report

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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
14-Apr-2014
Anasys licenses ORNL nanoscale mass spectrometry imaging technology
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

9-Apr-2014
ORNL study pegs fuel economy costs of common practices
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1-Apr-2014
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2014
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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