Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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

Stockpile Support

Stockpile stewardship is the Laboratory's core mission

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  • Group Leader
  • Craig Taylor
  • Deputy Group Leader
  • Lance Green
  • Deputy Group Leader
  • Ning Xu
  • Group Office
  • (505) 667-4087

Qualified analytical chemistry is vital to stockpile stewardship

Actinide Analytical Chemistry supports the Laboratory’s nuclear stockpile stewardship mission. In the absence of underground testing, analytical chemistry of plutonium is one of the most important tools available for ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the nuclear stockpile.

Stockpile support

  • Actinide Analytical Chemistry applies qualified analytical measurement capabilities to certify the chemical composition of Lab-built plutonium pits for diamond-stamped product acceptance.