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Awards and noteworthy scientific achievements at Los Alamos National Laboratory

New technique provides 3-D x-ray images of materials breaking

New technique provides 3-D x-ray images of materials breaking

The in-situ, high-rate tomographic imaging method could enhance scientists’ understanding of the deformation and failure of materials. Above, a digital volume correction strain map through a specimen as it is pulled apart. Read more about this technology in the September 2017 Science Highlights

Current Science Highlights Issue: Sept. 27, 2017

The September issue of the Science Highlights is now online. This Highlights issue features awards, in addition to articles reporting on the following:

  • Genomic characterization of unusual cholera strains
  • Uranium particle characterization
  • Satellite-based synthetic aperture radar detection
  • Collecting 3-D x-ray images of materials breaking
  • The first room temperature colossal magnetoresistance at THz frequencies
  • Capability enhancements re-establishing large scale synthesis of energetic materials, a new field deployable aerosol spectrometer, and surface science studies of plutonium

Read these articles and more in the September 2017 issue.

About Science Highlights

Science Highlights features some of the current, cutting-edge scientific research at Los Alamos. The highlights also include recent awards and recognitions of Los Alamos scientists. Science Highlights is published once a month and produced by the Laboratory's Science, Technology, and Engineering directorate.


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