Oak Ridge Natl. Lab

The Department of Energy’s largest multipurpose laboratory, the ORNL was established in 1943 as a part of the secret Manhattan Project to pioneer a method for producing and separating plutonium. The laboratory provides support in math and science education, economic development, and other projects in the region. The Spallation Neutron Source, combined with the upgraded High Flux Isotope Reactor, makes ORNL the world’s foremost center for neutron science research.