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
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
Faces of Science: Harshini Mukundan
Leaving her mark on infectious disease - Harshini Mukundan is a scientist and team leader at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, working on the development of diagnostic and surveillance strategies -for emerging infectious diseases and drug-resistant organisms. 4/1/15
The Microbe Strikes Back: The Return of Tuberculosis
Talk given by Harshini Mukundan from Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. Human evolution and persistent diseases have existed side-by-side. A recent concern is the re-emergence of tuberculosis, one of the oldest and most challenging diseases known to man. Watch Video. 3/16/15