Los Alamos National LaboratoryBradbury Science Museum
Your Window into Los Alamos National Laboratory
Bradbury Science Museum

Science on Tap - Matter

Feb 18, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
UnQuarked Wine Room
145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 USA
Jack Shlachter
Linda Anderman
(505) 665-9196

Event Description

Mark your calendars for this event held every third Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A short presentation is followed by a lively discussion on a different subject each month.

What’s the Matter with Matter?

Like people, materials contain defects or imperfections not visible to the human eye. These variations can come into play during material creation and use for many applications including nuclear reactors and weapons. The Lab is currently developing a concept for a large-scale facility, called MaRIE (short for Matter-Radiation Interactions in Extremes), to probe materials during processing and while they are undergoing high stress to follow in real time the evolution of their defect structures. This work will help build design tools to predict the performance of real-life materials under important conditions.

Jack Shlachter, with the Lab's Theoretical Division, will help explore this topic.

Join us for discussion where small things really do matter.