Industry in Neutron News
JULY 26, 2017
In a first-of-a-kind experiment, researchers used neutrons to investigate the performance of a new aluminum alloy in a gasoline-powered engine—while the engine was running.
A team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory worked with industry
MARCH 10, 2017
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 10, 2017—HTS International Corporation and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have signed an agreement to explore potential collaborations in advanced manufacturing research.
The memorandum of understanding follows HTS’s recent decision to
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Ensuring the stable structure of any vehicle requires strong welds. Researchers from many different fields have studied ways to avoid weaknesses in vehicle welds; however, for the military, ensuring strength in armored vehicles is especially critical.
DECEMBER 17, 2015
There’s a lot of buzz in the photovoltaic community over hybrid perovskites, a class of organometallic lead-halides that are revolutionizing the field by promising cheaper and more efficient means of converting solar energy into electrical power.
But while these materials may be the next great advancement in the field, there’s a shortage of basic
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
David Yarusso, a researcher with 3M, the global innovation company well known for their Post-It and Scotch brands of products, is getting down to the molecular level to study pressure sensitive adhesives at the Spallation Neutron Source. He is using the Liquids Reflectometer, SNS beam line 4B, to study how these adhesives interact with their substrates, or the thing they stick to, to ultimately improve their performance.
JULY 6, 2015
Stainless steel is an alloy of steel used for a variety of industrial applications because of its resistance to corrosion and its mechanical and physical properties that are desirable for fabrication.
Nickel is a critical element in the stainless steel alloy to preserve its austenitic structure, or the microstructure that allows the material to be formed and welded, and
JULY 6, 2015
Yan Gao and Shenyan Huang from GE Global Research are using neutron diffraction to study nickel-based superalloys, metals that are commonly used in the hot sections of air and land-based gas turbines, on VULCAN, Engineering Materials Diffractometer, SNS beam line 7. Shown here is the research team’s experimental setup.
OCTOBER 19, 2011
Neutron scientists are partnering with industry to enhance engine and commercial cooling technologies in hopes of making improvements that will optimize fuel and energy efficiency.
Hassina Bilheux, a physicist and the lead for developing ORNL’s neutron imaging capabilities, uses cold neutrons at HFIR's CG-1D beam line to image automobile engine system components, two-phase fluid components in commercial cooling systems, and electrodes used for lithium batteries.
Neutron imaging is just taking off at ORNL
Industrial users are starting to eye the potential of neutron science for solving problems that can’t be solved in any other way. At the same time, the SNS and HFIR neutron science facilities at ORNL are exploring ways to woo such users and to make a match of it, to the benefit of both.
Michael Crawford, a member of the research staff in Central
APRIL 8, 2016
Ling Cai, a former student of the National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering (NXS) and currently a research scientist at Corning Incorporated recently returned to Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) to make fundamental measurements relating thermal and vibrational properties of silica glass.