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Science, Technology & Engineering Highlights

STE Highlights features current, cutting-edge scientific research at Los Alamos National Laboratory and recent awards and recognitions of Los Alamos scientists.

aerogel photo

Advances in aerial payload vessels: Los Alamos scientists discovered that a polyimide aerogel, an ultralight synthetic material comprised of mostly empty space, could hold a vacuum. The proposed vacuum vessel is part of an effort to find an alternative to helium-lofted payloads used in scientific and military ballooning applications. Read more in the current STE Highlights.

Featured STE Highlights for January

  • Accelerator Operations and Technology: First-ever U.S. C-band RF test facility under commissioning
  • Theoretical: A revolutionary approach to a real eigenvalue problem
  • Theoretical: Tunable perovskite materials prompt next-gen light sources
  • X-Computational Physics: MCNP enhancement improves simulation efficiency up to 1,000 times  

 Read these articles and more in the January 2020 issue of STE Highlights.

About STE Highlights

The Science, Technology & Engineering Highlights feature some of the current, cutting-edge scientific research at Los Alamos. The highlights also include recent awards and recognitions of Los Alamos scientists. STE Highlights are published once a month and produced by the Laboratory's Science, Technology, and Engineering deputy directorate.