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Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2009
Date:6/9/2009

ing are customized to match the thickness of the patient's eye membrane, thus tailoring the instrument to the patient's unique pathology. The other tools are the Corneal NanoPunch, used to enhance the healing of abrasions and erosions, and the Cornea Treatment Tool, useful for delivering drugs from the array of glass spikes on the tip of the tool to the exact disease sites. Patents are pending. This research has been funded by ORNL's Laboratory Directed Research and Development and maturation programs, and the UT Research Foundation. [Contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; walllira@ornl.gov]

RESEARCH -- Superconductor citations . . .

An independent analysis of the field of high-temperature superconductors conducted by ScienceWatch.com, which tracks global trends and performance in research, shows Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Amit Goyal ranks No. 1 worldwide in the total number of citations and No. 4 worldwide in the total number of papers published during the last decade (1999-2009). A recent interview with Goyal, a Corporate Fellow in the Materials Science and Technology Division, is posted on ScienceWatch.com. The analysis, which encompassed only citations in the field of high temperature superconductors research, ranks authors, institutions, and countries worldwide by number of citations, number of papers and average citations per paper. ORNL ranks third world-wide in the total number of citations and total number of papers in the field. [Contact: Bill Cabage, (865) 574-4399; cabagewh@ornl.gov]

ENERGY -- Energy efficient jobs . . .

Hundreds of new jobs are expected to result from production of a super-efficient water heater developed under an Oak Ridge National Laboratory-General Electric partnership. GE will be the first major brand to have a commercially available product that meets the 2009 Department of Energy "Energy Star" stand
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Contact: Ron Walli
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865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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