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Spring 2018 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • Dana Dattelbaum: A dynamic proponent for light source-focused mesoscale materials research
  • Theory, modeling, and computation: the linchpin for mesoscale science
  • Momentum projects catalyze Lab capabilities for evolving mission needs
  • WWG meeting illuminates use of light source data for weapons mesoscale R&D
  • Toward improving fatigue life predictions
  • Probing mesoscale features to improve predictions of additively manufactured materials
  • X-ray laser provides atomic-level observations of material deformation during high-pressure shock loading
  • State-of-the-art photocathodes grown on atomically thin layers of graphene

Winter 2018 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • Arianna Gleason: Harnessing high-energy x-rays to examine materials in extremes
  • Mesoscale science’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure nuclear deterrent
  • Mechanisms behind silica’s transformation to dense glass have high-impact implications
  • Nanoindentation explains plasticity and shear stress for fragile molecular crystals
  • Advanced lasers simulate extreme environment of icy satellite impacts
  • New technique breaks materials while collecting 3D x-ray images
  • Spotlight on people
  • Dynamic materials science community offers recommendations for MaRIE instrumentation and R&D
  • Confronting the challenge of keeping pace with big data from next-gen light sources
  • Workshop explores opportunities for investigating matter in extremes with an ultrafast x-ray laser
  • Materials science university outreach workshop fosters research opportunities

Summer 2017 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • Mastering the middle: Los Alamos materials science studies aim to ‘bridge the gap’
  • Accelerator Development Project Office created for MaRIE and ECSE
  • Los Alamos Materials Strategy update
  • New tools reveal hidden roots of material’s post-shock strength
  • Enhanced imaging for dynamic physics research at the Proton Radiography Facility
  • Spotlight on people
  • Laboratory materials scientists lend expertise to international conference
  • Workshop to explore solutions to making the most of big data provided by a new generation of light sources

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