A major obstacle to achieving greater energy efficiency is the lack of reliable, cost-effective materials for advanced energy conservation systems. Such systems require special materials that permit increased temperatures and pressures and that reduce heat losses, friction, and wear. Energy can also be saved by using light-weight materials and recycling energy-intensive raw materials. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is responsible for four major research and development programs on materials for the US DOE. These programs covering the major energy-consuming sectors--buildings, industry, and transportation--are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    P. O. Box 2008
    Oak Ridge, TN  United States  37831
  • Authors:
    • Schaffhauser, A
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00389141
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM