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Dr. Linda Horton to Discuss Nanoscience and ORNL’s New Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Tuesday Night

July 13, 2005

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Nanoscience and nanotechnology are all over the news, but just what is this tiny new science? And how will it benefit you?

The capabilities of nanoscience are immense and may just impact science and technology beyond our current thinking, and the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) based in Oak Ridge promises to be at the forefront as a leader in the field.

Dr. Linda Horton, CNMS director, will speak about the CNMS and its capabilities at a 6:30 p.m. public lecture on Tuesday, July 19, in the auditorium of Pollard Technology Conference Center.

The CNMS at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a Department of Energy Nanoscale Science Research Center. The CNMS is one of only five such centers across the nation. The central organizing concept of CNMS is to provide unique opportunities to understand nanoscale materials, assemblies and phenomena by creating a set of scientific synergies that will accelerate the process of discovery.

Nanoscale materials are already used in electronic, magnetic and optoelectronic, biomedical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, energy, catalytic and materials applications. More information about the CNMS, can be found at

The Summer Science Series will continue at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, as Dr. Bill Bass, founder of the University of Tennessee Body Farm, presents “Forensic Science 101: Anderson County Cases.” A complete schedule is available at

All lectures in the Summer Science Series are free of charge and open to the public. All events in the Summer Science Series will be held in the auditorium of Pollard Technology Conference Center, which is located at 210 Badger Ave. in Oak Ridge. Light refreshments will be served.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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