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Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

Nuclear Materials Science

Our multidisciplinary expertise comprises the core actinide materials science and metallurgical capability within the nuclear weapons production and surveillance communities.

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  • Deputy Group Leader (acting)
  • Marianne Wilkerson
  • Email
  • Group Office
  • (505) 667-4665
The evaluations performed by our group are essential for the nuclear weapons program as well as nuclear materials storage, forensics, and actinide fundamental science.

The evaluations performed by our group are essential for the nuclear weapons program as well as nuclear materials storage, forensics, and actinide fundamental science.

Actinide materials science in support of national security

Our mission is to provide

  • Multidisciplinary expertise in actinide materials science using a comprehensive suite of destructive and nondestructive analytical techniques within a category I nuclear facility; and
  • Characterization of new and aged pit construction materials, development of technologies for advanced actinide materials analysis, and performance of actinide materials science investigations.

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