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Awards and noteworthy scientific achievements at Los Alamos National Laboratory


In this month's Science Highlights:
Software predicts complex turbulent reactive flows in engines

A new software toolkit, FEARCE (Fast, Easy, Accurate and Robust Continuum Engineering), predicts complex multi-species, multi-phase, turbulent, reactive flows in combustion engines. The software could be used as a tool in engine design to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Learn more in the current issue.

Caption: A four-valve engine simulation shows fuel species mixing with air during the intake stroke. 

Current Science Highlights Issue: July 27, 2018

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

  • Carbon use efficiency diagnostics developed in algae
  • New neptunium (III) compound isolated
  • Studies examine climate processes affecting critical watersheds
  • Melt-cast explosive material developed as a potential TNT replacement
  • Multipoint satellite observations provide insight into the origins of substorms
  • Novel exciton interactions observed in compositionally-defined bundles of carbon nanotubes
  • Chemical vapor deposition methods improve molybdenum-based nuclear fuel cladding
  • Synergistic methods improve materials fatigue life predictions
  • Muon radiography verifies spent nuclear fuel in sealed casks
  • Uric acid crystal study reveals the effect of water on mechanical properties
  • Software predicts complex multi-species multi-phase turbulent reactive flows in engines

Read these articles and more in the July 27, 2018 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.