Stories of Discovery & Innovation

An image of a hand over a touchscreen.05.29.13Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Revolutionizing the Touch Screen?

Using nanotechnology, EFRC researchers fashion a new kind of transparent electrode for flat-panel displays. Read More »

An image of a remote Joule heating.04.30.13Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Heating Up While Staying Cool?

Exotic effects at the nanoscale could help shape the future of electronics. Read More »

An image of methylmercury03.25.13Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Microbes, Mercury, and Risk

Oak Ridge researchers unlock a genetic key to mercury contamination of the food chain. Read More »

Image of a microsized pore and tunnel in an electrode02.27.13Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Out of Thin Air

Nanoscience helps pave the way toward next generation “lithium-air” batteries. Read More »

An image of a schematic diagram.01.14.13Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Follow the Atoms

Innovative computational approach accurately maps biochemical reactions at the atomic level. Read More »

Microscopic image of heat-sensitive microspheres. 12.05.12Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Preventing Laptop Fires and “Thermal Runaway”

Researchers point to “self-healing” materials as a potential means of improving lithium ion battery safety. Read More »

An image of a sunsetting and a smokestack.10.31.12Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Profiting from Waste?

Researchers fashion a record-breaking material to recycle waste heat into electricity. Read More »

Using polymers to develop new low work function materials, EFRC researchers created the first completely plastic solar cell, where not just the cell itself but also its electrodes are made of plastic.09.24.12Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Just One Word—Plastics

A “universal” plastic coating could lead to lower cost, more flexible electronic devices. Read More »

Playing cards constructed as a house of cards08.06.12Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Could Cheaper Gasoline be "in the Cards"?

EFRC researchers develop ingenious house-of-card structures to improve catalyst performance. Read More »

Quantum effects in photosynthesis07.09.12Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Scientists Uncover a Photosynthetic Puzzle

Quantum effects are discovered at earliest stage of photosynthesis. Read More »

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