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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

Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells
Quantum dot LSC devices under ultraviolet illumination. Image: Los Alamos National Laboratory A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy.
4/14/14

Hunter McDaniel, Los Alamos National Laboratory postdoctoral researcher, works in the laboratory developing next-generation quantum dots that could revolutionize photovoltaic technology.Nontoxic quantum dot research improves solar cells
Solar cells made with low-cost, nontoxic copper-based quantum dots can achieve unprecedented longevity and efficiency, according to a study by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sharp Corporation. 12/10/13

The six orbital phase changes around the internuclear axis are unique to phi interactionsExotic interactions uncovered in actinide systems (ChemistryWorld)
"Until recently, few experimental techniques were available to provide quantitative information regarding the extent of covalent bonding for actinides in a range of oxidation states and ligand field environments," says Stosh Kozimor of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. 11/06/13

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