Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

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FLC Region

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Address

1 Bethel Valley Road
Mail Stop 6196
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6196
United States

Laboratory Representative

Description

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the Department of Energy's largest science and energy laboratory. Managed since April 2000 by a partnership of the University of Tennessee and Battelle, ORNL was established in 1943 as a part of the secret Manhattan Project to pioneer a method for producing and separating plutonium. During the 1950s and 1960s, ORNL was an international center for the study of nuclear energy and related research in the physical and life sciences. The creation of the Department of Energy in the 1970s led to an expansion of ORNL's research program into areas of energy production, transmission, and conservation. By the turn of the century, the laboratory supported the nation with a peacetime mission that was just as important, but very different, from the days of the Manhattan Project.

ORNL has a staff of more than 3,800 and approximately 3,000 guest researchers who spend two weeks or longer each year in Oak Ridge. ORNL funding for FY2003 exceeded $1 billion for the first time. UT-Battelle provides more than $1.25 million annually in support of math and science education, economic development and other projects in the greater Oak Ridge region.

ORNL is in the midst of a $300 million plan to provide a modern campus for the next generation of great science. A unique combination of federal, state and private funds is building eleven new facilities. Included in these new facilities will be the Functional Genomics Center, the Center for Nanophase Materials Science, the Advance Materials Characterization Laboratory, and the Joint Institute for Computational Science.

With the world's highest flux reactor-based neutron source (the High Flux Isotope Reactor) and the world's most intense pulsed accelerator-based neutron source (the Spallation Neutron Source), ORNL provides neutron scattering capabilities unavailable anywhere else in the world.

Mission

ORNL's mission is to deliver scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs that will accelerate the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security, and in doing so create economic opportunity for the nation.

Technology Disciplines

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A Textured, Single-Crystal-Like Buffered Substrate and Devices Thereof
A Transformational, High Energy Density Secondary Aluminum Ion Battery
A Trusted Hybrid Processor
A Trusted Hybrid Software Radio
A Web Crawler for Acquiring Online Content in e-Health Research
A Workflow Design Process for Public Healthcare Knowledge Discovery
Absorption Heat Pump Water Heater
AC Induction Field Heating Apparatus and Method
Accelerated Technique for Carbon Mesoporous Materials

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research (ARM)
Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC)
Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTF)
Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
Center for Structural Molecular Biology (CSMB)
Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) Field Research Sites
CSMB | Center For Structural Molecular Biology
High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR)
High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML)
Irradiated Fuels Examination Laboratory (IFEL)

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