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ORNL and the Nevada National Security Site, or NNSS, are partners on experiments related to national security. NNSS, operated by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, conducts research for national defense programs and national security. 

Value of contracts awarded $1.2M
100% Percentage to small businesses
39 Publications authored with Nevada institutions
ORNL User Facilities Users in Nevada
Building Technologies Research and Integration Center 1
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility 1

ORNL’s user facilities offer a diverse set of tools for experiments across a range of fields, including biology, materials and energy sciences, physics, engineering, and chemistry. Learn more about ORNL’s user facilities. Data reflects fiscal year 2020 except for scientific publications, which covers 2016–2020. Partner stories reflect work conducted from 2016 to present.


ORNL and Nevada National Security Site in Mercury are partners in experiments related to national and nuclear security. Separately, ORNL is working with the site to develop a pellet injector for fusion science.


Learn more about national security, fusion, and physical sciences at ORNL.

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