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Solving Nuclear Energy Technical Challenges

Our science and technology are making way for new nuclear fuels and reactor materials.

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Generating breakthroughs in nuclear energy materials

Safe and sustainable nuclear energy is a focus of the Laboratory’s energy security mission, and our expertise in materials science plays an important role.

With collaborators worldwide, Los Alamos is developing technologies for future nuclear reactor designs and fuel cycle options, and advancing modeling and simulation to support decisions about nuclear energy systems.

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U.S. DOE Office of Nuclear Energy

U.S. DOE/NNSA Office of Material Management and Minimization