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Materials Matter

October 2013
In this issue:

  • Millie Firestone: Merging soft and hard nanomaterials to create energy solutions
  • From Toni's Desk
  • NNSA minority education project brings students to Los Alamos for fuel cell studies
  • Los Alamos fuel cell research lands on ScienceWatch top 10 list
  • Gaining creative control over semiconductor nanowires
  • Strongly enhanced flux pinning in one-step deposition of BaFe2(As0.66P0.33)2 superconductor films with uniformly dispersed BaZrO3 nanoparticles
  • Ultrafast optical spectroscopy sheds light on electronic structure of antiferromagnetic USB2
  • MPA students gain valuable experience; earn recognition for distinguished performance
  • Heads Up!
  • Service anniversaries
  • LA-UR-13-28281

August 2013
In this issue:

  • Supporting scientific diversity:
    MPA office administrators describe the juggling act behind the science
  • From Toni's Desk
  • From Mike's Desk
  • The physicist's view of the electrical grid
  • Better body armor through acoustics and mechanical testing
  • New phase of matter discovered in superconducting material
  • Rockward earns Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Program R&D Award
  • Celebrating service
  • Heads Up!
  • LA-UR-13-26750

March 2013
In this issue:

  • Fernando Garzon: Sensing the futue of new fuel options
  • From David's Desk
  • From David's Desk
  • Detection of plutonium-239's NMR signal one of Laboratory's top 2012 stories
  • AAAS names Martinez 2012 fellow
  • Zelenay wins Electrochemical Society's Research award
  • Flipping the light switch on nanomagnetism
  • Mapping carrier diffusion in single Si nanowires using ultrafast microscopy
  • Heads Up!
  • LA-UR-13-22200

January 2013

In this issue:

  • John Joyce: Up against a heavyweight trickster
  • From Toni's Desk
  • From Andrew's Desk
  • CINT scientists measure coherency limits for strain relaxation in nanowires
  • New synthesis method improves catalysts for Li-O2 battery
  • Table-top measurement of the magnetic field penetration depth in superconductors
  • Kiplinger named Organometallic Subdivision chair-elect of ACS division
  • Heads Up!
  • It's so easy being green (or is it?)
  • LA-UR-13-20611

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2012 MPA Materials Matter

2011 MPA Materials Matter

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