The Beauty of Science: A Gallery
Energy in Motion
Here, a simulation shows how energy flows through a superconducting material's structure. A high-temperature superconducting material is a material that conducts electricity without resistance at a relatively high temperature. Such materials have the potential to be applied to energy-efficient technologies.
A current map shows the colorful pattern of bismuth ferrite (BiFeO3), an inorganic chemical compound. Many of the scientific images created at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory — which is the U.S. Department of Energy's largest science and energy laboratory — have won national honors.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers created a fully functional lightweight robotic hand, shown here holding a complex impeller, also known as a compressor wheel. Both of the pieces were made from titanium powder.
This image shows a series of simulations of the distribution of water vapor in the Earth's climate system. Each globe shows the simulated monthly average distribution of the world's total water vapor.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy (IETS) was used to map the movement of phonon energy.
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By Robert Lea