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
Eva Birnbaum discusses LANL's isotope production program Feb. 2 on KSFR
Eva Birnbaum of the Office of Science (SPO-SC), the Lab's program manager for isotope production, talks about the Laboratory's work producing radioactive isotopes to meet national needs in medicine, industry and academia, in a Santa Fe Radio Cafe interview at 8:05 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2 on KSFR 101.1 FM. 1/28/16
Los Alamos Scientist Receives Prestigious Fellowship
Chemistry Division Leader, Dave Morris, has been named AAAS Fellow. Dave was nominated for his pioneering contributions in chemistry research and leadership including electronic structure and bonding in organoactinides and environmental speciation of actinides by optical spectroscopic probes. 1/11/16
Los Alamos turns its nuclear weapons power to war on cancer
NBC News got exclusive access to the secure facility, where physicist Eva Birnbaum is working to use radioactive elements to battle cancer. Watch Video 12/17/15
The Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library has launched a new tool that easily allows anyone to search for and view publications from LANL staff. In most cases, the references include links to full papers.
The LA Research Online tool has publications going back to 2006 and is available on both the Internal and External networks. 12/11/15