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Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Materials Science in Radiation and Dynamics Extremes

Our combination of modeling and experimental testing capabilities opens up unparalleled opportunities to do fundamental research leading to physics-based predictive models.

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  • Deputy Group Leader
  • Christopher Stanek
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  • Group Office
  • (505) 665-4735
We predict structure/property relationships of materials, perform computational materials modeling, characterize thermophysical properties, and measure the mechanical properties of metals and ceramics.

We predict structure/property relationships of materials, perform computational materials modeling, characterize thermophysical properties, and measure the mechanical properties of metals and ceramics.

Evaluating and predicting structure/property relationships

Our group

  • Predicts structure/property relationships of structural (metals, alloys, actinides, binders, energetic, and specialty) materials from atomistic to continuum length scales;
  • Uses computational materials modeling to inform and complement the measurements listed above;
  • Synthesizes and characterizes thermophysical properties, in particular of single crystals, ceramics, and nuclear fuels;
  • Measures static and dynamic mechanical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and energetic materials and prediction of their constitutive performance particularly as affected by microstructure; and
  • Employs a wide range of ion, photon, and neutron beam techniques for sample characterization.

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