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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

The book jacket from the monograph.LANL Scientist Co-Edits Book on Mycobacterial Diseases
Harshini Mukundan of the Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy group is the co-editor of a book on mycobacterial diseases that was released in November 2015.

Usnea lichens are common in New Mexico.Lichens detect past fallout
The team conducted this investigation to define the background concentrations of actinide isotopes present in the environment.

Andrew Fidler of Los Alamos National Laboratory examines an ultrafast photodetector used to measure quantum dot carrier multiplication in real time. Ultrafast photodetectors allow direct observation of multiple electrons generated by a single photon
The new technique involves monitoring photocurrent transients in specially engineered photodetectors that provide very high temporal resolution of only 50 picoseconds. 9/11/15

The luminescent solar concentrator could turn any window into a daytime power source. 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: A team uses the PipeLIBS tool, which can quickly assess the condition of a pipe.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

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