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Disorderly conduct: Simulations reveal irradiated materials are surprisingly disordered, question safety of vitrified nuclear waste

By April Gocha / June 8, 2017

New atomistic simulations by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and Oak Ridge National Lab are revealing that irradiated materials are even more disordered that previously thought—calling into question the safety of vitrified nuclear waste.

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Video: Oak Ridge Lab additively manufactures Guinness world record-breaking largest 3-D-printed object

By April Gocha / September 28, 2016

Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) recently used its Big Additive Manufacturing Machine to shatter the Guinness world record for the largest 3-D-printed solid object.

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Video: Piezoelectric power—GE and ORNL pioneering appliance efficiency with ultrasonic clothes dryer

By April Gocha / August 17, 2016

GE Appliances (Louisville, Ky.) and Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) together are developing the next generation of laundry appliance that can dry in half the time and use 70% less energy than your current clothes dryer.

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Aluminum–cerium alloy has potential to jump-start rare-earth production in the US

By April Gocha / June 13, 2016

A team of scientists from Oak Ridge National Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and Eck Industries has developed a new super-strong aluminum alloy that incorporates cerium—and it just may be able to restart mining of rare-earth elements in the United States.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 11, 2015

Semiconductor patents pose problems, ultra-thin glass goes futuristic, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 11, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 4, 2015

UK announces new manufacturing hubs, Rochester and Raytheon developing next-gen infrared detectors, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 4, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / June 19, 2015

CoorsTek Membrane Sciences is born, NexTech tests lithium-ions for off-gas sensors, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for June 19, 2015.

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Harder, better, faster, stronger: Today’s glass continues upward trajectory with nearly indestructible innovation

By April Gocha / June 8, 2015

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab have developed a new durable, antireflective, superhydrophobic glass coating that offers important improvements over its predecessors.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 12, 2015

Materials science in forensics, new NIST director, three-atom-thick electronic sheets, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 12, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 11, 2015

Ceramic matrix composites take on jet engine, high-temperature superconductivity advances, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 11, 2015.

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