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August 2018 (pdf)

In this issue

  • DeeAnn Chavez: Taking care of business from start to finish
  • From David’s desk
  • Physics-informed machine-learning model may streamline performance of inorganic scintillators
  • All-solid-state cryocooler becomes a reality
  • MST fosters research opportunities with second university outreach workshop
  • Diversity snapshot
  • Lab's LGBTQ+ group participates in first Los Alamos Pride
  • HeadsUP!
  • Celebrating service

March 2018 (pdf)

In this issue

  • Matthew Herman: Investigating the material world
  • From Jon’s desk
  • Carlos Tome receives Postdoctoral Distinguished Mentor Award
  • Residual stress determination of additively manufactured Ti-6Al-4V ‘bridge-shaped’ components
  • In situ diffraction measurements of mesoscale features at unprecedented time scales during metal additive manufacturing
  • Toward a molybdenum-based fuel cladding
  • Prism, building an inclusive workplace
  • MST researchers present plutonium catalysis research at DOE headquarters
  • Celebrating service
  • AM technique creates microlattices and capsule walls for ICF targets in a single print
  • HeadsUP!

November 2017 (pdf)

In this issue

  • Laurent Capolungo: Returning to the Lab to create materials solutions
  • From David’s desk
  • MST staff in the news
  • Isolating microstructural effects on observed strength of additively manufactured stainless steel
  • Using density functional theory to examine defects in unalloyed δ-plutonium
  • MST’s inaugural university outreach workshop fosters research opportunities
  • Celebrating service
  • New technique breaks materials while collecting 3D x-ray images, improving understanding of materials’ deformation and failure
  • Study of damage in gallium-stabilized δ-plutonium stored at cryogenic temperatures
  • Los Alamos recognized as top diversity employer
  • Interested in helping to shape the Lab workforce of the future?
  • HeadsUP!

July 2017 (pdf)

In this issue

  • Rusty Gray: A high-impact, hands-on materials scientist
  • From Jon’s desk
  • Out and about in MST
  • Teamwork brings quick resumption of MST-16 programmatic activities
  • Los Alamos researchers highlight Lab advances in predicting materials damage through coupled experimental and computational studies
  • First NIF experiment with a double shell capsule target configuration
  • Heads UP!
  • Celebrating service

February 2017 (pdf)

In this issue

  • Rafael Spillers: Discovering impurities, one element at a time
  • From David’s desk
  • MST staff in the news
  • ‘Virtual reactor’ software wins R&D 100 Award
  • Pyrolytic carbon-coated fuel microspheres for self-regulating nuclear reactors
  • MST-16 contributes to understanding plutonium aging
  • Celebrating service
  • HeadsUP! Taking action to protect the environment
2016

October 2016 (pdf)

In this issue

  • Tana Cardenas: Engineering solutions to national security challenges
  • Walk with a manager
  • MST staff in the news
  • MST students in the news
  • SMARTS reveals residual stresses in additively manufactured parts
  • First-ever rare-earth free permanent magnets with 20 MGOe energy product
  • Got news?
  • Heads UP!
  • Celebrating service

June 2016 (pdf)

In this issue

  • Veronica Livescu: Analyzing the microstructure of materials in support of Lab and NNSA programs
  • From David's desk
  • MST-8 scientists guide national efforts to overcome nuclear energy technical challenges
  • First-ever scanning probe microscopy capabilities for plutonium
  • Laboratory metallurgists make thorium targets for production of cancer fighting isotopes
  • Celebrating service
  • Heads UP!

March 2016 (pdf)

In this issue

  • Alice Smith: Detecting plutonium's secrets using neutrons and x-ray diffraction
  • From Deniece's desk
  • Carlos Tome named Laboratory Fellow
  • Origins of radiation tolerance in complex materials
  • 3D printing on the nanoscale to help MST-7 researchers develop high-performance materials of the future
  • Celebrating service
  • Hydrotest component fabrication key to Lab's weapons deliverables
  • Heads UP! ADEPS Environmental Action Plan for FY16
2015

December 2015 (pdf)

In this issue

  • Shining a spotlight on Los Alamos's materials science
  • From David's desk
  • Long-term U-Nb experiments validate innovative thermodynamic and kinetic models for aging degradation and material processing
  • MST-7 plays national role in fabricating enriched uranium pellets for test irradiations of accident-tolerant nuclear fuels
  • Morrow featured in JOM young professional spotlight article
  • Celebrating service
  • Expanding career potential by learning from others' success
  • Heads UP!

October 2015 (pdf)

In this issue

  • Recognition for scientific, technical achievements
  • From David's Desk
  • Los Alamos makes depleted uranium targets for NNSA Global Threat Reduction Initiative
  • Z Machine cylindrical compression experiments on depleted uranium
  • Radiation-induced spectroscopic changes in parylene-C
  • Ion implantation enables synthesis of layer-tunable graphene
  • Celebrating service
  • Heads UP! 

July 2015 (pdf)

In this issue

  • Carlos Tome and Ricardo Lebensohn: Developers of a long-standing, versatile code and collaboration
  • From Dianne's Desk
  • MST researchers in the news
  • TMS officials tour and discuss Laboratory's materials science expertise
  • Understanding the behavior of nanocrystalline materials in extreme environments
  • Celebrating service
  • Heads UP!

March 2015 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • Andy Nelson: Bolstering worldwide nuclear fuels research
  • From David's Desk
  • Andersson recognized for excellence in advancing nuclear fuels models and simulations
  • Using magnetic measurements to detect hydrogen contaminants in plutonium
  • CeO2 surrogate is not PuO2's equal in nuclear fuel studies
  • Celebrating service
  • LANL streamlining production through additive manufacturing
  • Dynamic density field measurements of an explosively driven α−ε phase transition in iron
  • Materials science series off early-career researchers chance to broaden horizons
  • Heads UP! ADEPS Environmental Action Plan for FY15