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Science Highlights

Awards and noteworthy scientific achievements at Los Alamos National Laboratory


In this month's Science Highlights:
Contact-free neuroimaging microscope images the structure of materials

The advanced microscopy system visualizes the internal and surface structure of materials via nonlinear-optical interaction induced by external lasers. Use of femtosecond laser pulses in the mid-infrared frequency range enables scientists to probe both transparent and opaque materials.

Caption: An image of mammalian compact bone taken by the neuroimaging microscope.

Current Science Highlights Issue: June 27, 2018

The latest issue of the Science Highlights is now online. This issue features awards, in addition to articles reporting on the following current science highlights:

  • Contact-free neuroimaging microscope images the structure of materials
  • Methods developed to image the Earth’s subsurface with cosmic rays and gravity
  • Engineered quantum dots developed for double-pane solar windows
  • Carbon cycle response to El Nino warming investigated
  • Long-range wireless sensor network developed for harsh environments
  • First measurement identifies the exciton mass in a new class of 2-D semiconductors
  • Model explains sink density in non-equilibrium chemical redistribution in binary alloys
  • X-ray laser provides atomic-level observations of material deformation during high-pressure shock loading
  • Lighthouse Direction Radiation Detectors developed
  • Single, unifying 239Pu capture cross section measurement made in the keV – MeV regime
  • Transparent polycrystalline ceramics developed

Read these articles and more in the June 27, 2018 issue.

About Science Highlights

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

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