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ORNL: A Virtual Tour
The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is home to one-of-a-kind scientific research facilities and hosts a spectrum of visitors, including those from the research community, industry partners, and college and K-12 students. In an average year, thousands of people tour the lab.
In 2020, after in-person tours were suspended, ORNL added virtual scientist visits to virtual tours. The site tours include multiple views to show floor plans, rotating interior views and 360-degree navigation.
Our tour guide and presenter will be Jeff Cornett, Manager of Industrial Partnership and Economic Development. Jeff will take us through three (or two) operations depending on time.
• Manufacturing Demonstration Facility: Inside this DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy user facility, see machine tooling in action and the large-scale additive manufacturing system that made the 3D-printed Shelby Cobra. Learn how researchers are advancing real time characterization to produce perfect parts and view MedUSA, a hybrid manufacturing machine.
• National Transportation Research Center: At this DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy user facility, learn how wireless charging technology and sophisticated power electronics are developed and evaluated. See a variety of engines used in research to evaluate new fuels, reduce emissions, and maximize fuel efficiency, as well as research platforms for advancing connected and automated vehicle technologies.
• Spallation Neutron Source: Explore three floors of this DOE Office of Science user facility filled with state-of-the-art instruments dedicated to neutron scattering experiments. The accelerator-based system delivers proton pulses to a steel target filled with liquid mercury through a process called spallation. Those neutrons are then directed toward instruments that provide a variety of capabilities to researchers across a broad range of disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, and material

Feb 22, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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