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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

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

Using Ionic Liquids to Extract Neptunium—Pathways to Nuclear Recycling

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

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

Laboratory Scientist discusses Integrative Biosurveillance at Bio Symposium
Harshini Mukundan, of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy group, will talk about her team’s innovative research on integrative biosurveillance at the third annual Biosurveillance Symposium sponsored by Oak Ridge National Laboratory June 12 in Baltimore. 5/30/14

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