Material Science and Nuclear Science
- Ross Muenchausen
- Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation
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At Los Alamos, we pursue the discovery science and engineering required to establish design principles, synthesis pathways, and manufacturing processes to control functionality in materials relevant to ensuring the U.S. nuclear deterrent, reducing global threats, and solving energy security challenges.
Los Alamos' vision for its Materials Science Pillar is intentional control of the functionality materials. Six key areas of leadership are:
- Materials Dynamics
- Actinide and Correlated Electron Materials
- Energetic Materials
- Complex Functional Materials
- Materials in Radiation Extremes
- and Integrated Nano-Materials
The Nuclear and Particle sciences strategy focuses on the research required to maintain Los Alamos as the premier laboratory in United States for “all things nuclear.”
The Nuclear and Particle Futures (NPF) Pillar is composed of four major thrusts:
- Nuclear, Particle, Astrophysics, and Cosmology (NPAC),
- Applied Nuclear Science and Engineering (ANSE),
- High Energy Density Plasmas and Fluids (HEDPF), and
- Accelerators and Electrodynamics (AE).
Learn more about our Nuclear Science capabilities.