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
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.
Using biomarkers to identify traumatic brain injury for soldiers, sports figures
A new detection approach originally developed for tuberculosis diagnostics is being adapted as a tool for determining traumatic brain injury. 5/3/15
Promising future of quantum dots explored in conference
Researchers are gathering this week in Santa Fe to reflect on two decades of quantum dot research at a special topical conference, “20 Years of Quantum Dots at Los Alamos”. 4/13/15