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Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the largest U.S. Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. ORNL’s diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. ORNL’s mission is to deliver scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs that will accelerate the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security while creating economic opportunities for the nation.

ORNL was established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project and pioneered plutonium production and separation. Today, ORNL is home to the Spallation Neutron Source and the High Flux Isotope Reactor – two powerful neutron science facilities, and the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer, Summit.

Learn more about manufacturing-related user facilities on DOE's page here and see a full list on ORNL's page here, or visit ORNL's home page here