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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

Laboratory Scientist discusses Integrative Biosurveillance at Bio Symposium - Dr. Harshini Mukundan

​Los Alamos leads Energy Frontier Research Center project
DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the awarding of $100 million from the Office of Science for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy. 7/9/14

Quantum dot LSC devices under ultraviolet illumination. Image: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Using Ionic Liquids to Extract Neptunium—Pathways to Nuclear Recycling
7/8/14



Core/shell PbSe/CdSe quantum dots (a) and a carrier multiplication (CM) pathway (b) in these nano structures.

New Los Alamos approach may be key to quantum dot solar cells with real gains in efficiency
Researchers have demonstrated an almost four-fold boost of the carrier multiplication yield with nanoengineered quantum dots. 6/18/14

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