Chemistry Division serves the Laboratory's core national security mission areas of weapons science and threat reduction with innovative chemical science and technology. Our capabilities are also essential for the emerging mission areas of energy security, civilian-sector R&D, and industrial partnering. Chemistry capabilities include analytical chemistry and measurement science; physical chemistry and molecular spectroscopy; isotope and actinide science; nuclear and radiochemistry; nanoscience; material processing and characterization; and chemical engineering. Please visit our Research Highlights.
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News from Chemistry
Capture sunlight with your window
A luminescent solar concentrator is an emerging sunlight harvesting technology that has the potential to disrupt the way we think about energy. 8/24/15
Four Los Alamos projects selected as R&D 100 Award finalists
Two of the finalists are from Chemistry Division: LARS: Lab-scale Asynchronous Radiographic System and PipeLIBS: A Self-Contained Elemental Analysis Tool for the Oil Industry. 7/27/15
Technology out of Los Alamos may help better diagnose disease
Los Alamos, N.M. (KRQE) - A serious and highly contagious disease recently made a comeback in New Mexico. Just last month, health officials out of Clovis had to test more than 100 Curry County residents after a man came down with Tuberculosis. 7/8/15
Fuel from the fire
The Lab’s goal is to create new materials for use in advanced nuclear fuels which are safer and more efficient than those currently burned in reactors. Technical contact is Jackie Veauthier. 6/15/15