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Basic Energy Sciences

Supporting research to understand, predict and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels.

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Research fosters discoveries pressing challenges

Through its research centers and core programs, the DOE Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program conducts research to understand, predict and control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic and molecular levels. This research fosters the fundamental scientific discoveries needed to meet energy, environmental and national security challenges. 

LANL’s work for BES

Los Alamos researchers lead core program in materials science, condensed matter physics, heavy-element chemistry, geoscience and biology. In addition, Los Alamos National Laboratory is home to two BES research centers:

Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)

Our mission is to provide scientific understanding underlying nanoscale integration through the assembly of diverse materials across multiple length scales, with the ultimate goal of designing and achieving new material properties and functionalities.

Fundamental Understanding of Transport Under Reactor Extremes (FUTURE)

FUTURE is dedicated to understanding how extreme conditions of materials in nuclear reactors impact the properties of those materials.