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Materials Science Laboratory at Los Alamos

The Materials Science Laboratory (MSL) is a 56,000 square foot modern laboratory facility equipped with 27 laboratories, 15 support rooms, and 60 offices. The MSL supports many distinct materials research topics, grouped into four focus areas: mechanical behavior, materials processing, synthesis, and characterization. Research within the MSL supports programs of national interest in defense, energy, and the basic sciences.

The MSL is located in a non-classified area in close proximity to classified and other non-classified materials research facilities. The MSL is equipped with state-of-the-art research hardware and is arranged and operated to encourage a sense of community among resident Los Alamos staff and collaborators from industry and academia. The MSL and its research apparatus are provided with the latest in controls and safeguards for protection of the public, the environment, and the people working in and around the facility.

A more detailed description of this premier user facility can be found in focus on...Materials Science Laboratory

The Materials Science Laboratory was officially opened at its dedication ceremony on July 8, 1994. Joined by United States Senator Jeff Bingaman, Laboratory employees and visitors toured the MSL and glimpsed some of its many activities.


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