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

Materials Physics and Applications

We develop new technologies that solve pressing national energy and security challenges by exploring and exploiting materials and their properties; developing practical applications of materials, and providing world-class user facilities.

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  • Antoinette Taylor
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  • Deputy Division Leader
  • Rick Martineau
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  • Division Office
  • (505) 665-1131
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Materials Physics Applications Division

Materials Physics and Applications Division is composed of more than 300 employees, affiliates, and students and of those, nearly 90% are scientists and engineers with a PhD or other advanced degree.

Developing new technologies to solve national energy, security challenges

Material Physics and Applications Division (MPA) lays the foundation for enhanced national security through functional materials research and device development.

Learn more about our staff and our accomplishments

Key capabilities
  • Actinide chemistry
  • Advanced separation technologies
  • Electro-magnet design
  • Extreme high magnetic fields
  • Hydrogen storage and fuel cells
  • Nanomaterials synthesis and characterization
  • Sensors: acoustic, hydrogen, high explosive
  • Spectroscopy (neutron, NMR, NIR-VIS)
  • Strongly correlated materials
  • Ultrafast materials and optical science

Innovations for a secure nation

Portable MRI aids wounded soldiers, children in remote areas

Portable MRI aids wounded soldiers, children in remote areas

Scientists are developing an ultra-low-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging system that could be low-power and lightweight enough for forward deployment on the battlefield and to field hospitals in the World's poorest regions.  

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Los Alamos, NM 87545

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