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Los Alamos Science No. 7, Winter/Spring 1983: Weapon Design ; We'...

By: Carson Mark, Raymond E. Hunter, and Jacob J. Wechsler

Description: In 1983 many of the pioneers who helped develop the first fission and thermonuclear bombs were still at LANL and able to relay their first-hand experiences. This volume is filled with their stories and insights into the scientific and technological developments that grew from the nuclear weapons work.

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Los Alamos Science No. 22, 1994: Collaborations with Industry on P...

By: Bruce R. Wienke

Description: LANL has been at the forefront of scientific computing since before the invention of electronic computers. For several decades it collaborated with industry on the development of large-scale computers and in the early 1990's helped initiate the shift to massively parallel computing. LANL also pioneered the development of powerful algorithms for computations and simulations in the physical sciences. Beginning with a tutorial explaining how computers work, thi...

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Dateline : Los Alamos; October 1997: October 1997

By: Meredith Coonley, Editor

Description: Dateline Los Alamos was a publication of the Public Affairs Office, intended to place timely information about advances in science and technology in the hands of those agencies and organizations that fund our programs.

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Los Alamos Science No. 6, Fall 1982: Through the Looking Glass wit...

By: Barry J. Feldman, Irving J. Bigio, Robert A. Fisher, Claude R. Phipps, Jr., David E. Watkins, and Scott J. Thomas

Description: Hans Bethe's memo, republished here, was aimed at refuting the notion the J. Robert Oppenheimer had delayed the development of thermonuclear weapons. Other articles focus on topics in nonlinear science and bioscience

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Los Alamos Science No. 20, 1992: DNA Libraries : Recombinant Clone...

By: Larry L. Deaven

Description: The human genome, the DNA content in each of our cells, presents us with a vast frontier containing answers to many questions about how we evolved, how we are related to other living things, and how we differ from one another. The Human Genome Project is opening up that territory to our understanding. LANL scientists were instrumental in getting the DOE involved in this project and in this volume present an introduction to the tools of genetics and molecular...

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Los Alamos Science No. 2, Winter/Spring 1981: High Explosives: The...

By: William C. Davis

Description: This volume displays the extraordinary focus on basic research that has remained a LANL hallmark from the days of the Manhattan project. Airborne experiments on the solar corona, the science of high explosives, the boundary layer problem in fluid flow, & more...

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Los Alamos Science No. 26, 2000: A Possible Model for Delta Pluton...

By: Bernard R. Cooper

Description: Plutonium is arguably the strangest element in the periodic table and the most difficult to handle in the laboratory. While its nuclear fission properties were correctly predicted well before it was first produced at the Berkeley cyclotron, its chemical and condensed matter properties still defy understanding, largely due to the anomalous behavior of the 5f electrons. Nevertheless, it plays a prominent role in nuclear weapons and nuclear energy production. F...

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Los Alamos Science No. 28, 2003: Six Decades of Reducing Threats a...

By: Houston T. Hawkins

Description: This 60th anniversary review of LANL features the Laboratory's three overarching thrusts: nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship--a decade-long effort to develop the scientific base to certify the US stockpile in the absence of nuclear testing; threat reduction--a historic mission that includes assuring nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, reducing the threat of biological and chemical attacks, and insuring homeland security; and finally, strategic investment...

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Los Alamos Science No. 19, 1990: Ferrofluids : A New Alignment Tec...

By: Necia Grant Cooper

Description: Neutrons have been used to probe the structure of materials since nuclear reactors became a good source of neutrons. In 1975, LANL became a leader in the field when it began the user program at LANSCE, an intense pulsed spallation neutron source, powered by an 800 MeV linear accelerator. The field of neutron scattering was still relatively young, and this volume sought to introduce the field to a wider audience. A primer explains the techniques and applicati...

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Los Alamos Science No. 7, Winter/Spring 1983: The Reactor Safety P...

By: Kaye D. Lathrop

Description: In 1983 many of the pioneers who helped develop the first fission and thermonuclear bombs were still at LANL and able to relay their first-hand experiences. This volume is filled with their stories and insights into the scientific and technological developments that grew from the nuclear weapons work.

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Dateline : Los Alamos; July 1996: July 1996

By: Meredith Coonley, Editor

Description: Dateline Los Alamos was a publication of the Public Affairs Office, intended to place timely information about advances in science and technology in the hands of those agencies and organizations that fund our programs.

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Dateline : Los Alamos; June 1998: June 1998

By: Meredith Coonley, Editor

Description: Dateline Los Alamos was a publication of the Public Affairs Office, intended to place timely information about advances in science and technology in the hands of those agencies and organizations that fund our programs.

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Los Alamos Science No. 27, 2002: Ion-Trap Quantum Computation

By: Michael H. Holzscheiter

Description: A single atom or photon can exist in a superposition of two different states, just as a sound wave can be composed of different frequencies. At LANL's Quantum Institute, the wave-particle duality of individual quanta is being exploited to develop new information technologies including quantum cryptography, quantum computing, and quantum entanglement and teleportation. Research at the Quantum Institute also encompasses studies of Bose Einstein condensates, st...

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Los Alamos Science No. 23, 1995: Radiation, Cell Cycle, and Cancer

By: Richard J. Reynolds, Jay A. Schecker

Description: Many people have a great fear of radiation with very little understanding about what it is and how its effects vary with dose. Research on the health effects of radiation has been a priority at Los Alamos from the Manhattan Project to the present. The first section of this volume introduces the average reader to radiation and its properties, radiation and its relationship to cancer, and the epidemiology of radiation exposure. The second section relates the e...

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Dateline : Los Alamos; January-February-March 1998: January-Februa...

By: Meredith Coonley, Editor

Description: Dateline Los Alamos was a publication of the Public Affairs Office, intended to place timely information about advances in science and technology in the hands of those agencies and organizations that fund our programs.

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Los Alamos Science No. 15, 1987: A Similarity Measure for Graphs :...

By: Ronald L. Graham

Description: Stan Ulam, brilliant mathematician, participant in the Manhattan Project, and co-inventor of the hydrogen bomb, was one of those extraordinary men who solidified LANL's early reputation. Stan left a legacy in mathematics, physics, and biology, reflecting his immense intelligence and gift for abstraction. He was a catalyst for new programs at LANL and offered novel ideas even to fields he knew little about. In this volume, mathematicians and physicists who we...

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Los Alamos Science No. 26, 2000: Vibrational Softening in Alpha Ur...

By: Michael E. Manley

Description: Plutonium is arguably the strangest element in the periodic table and the most difficult to handle in the laboratory. While its nuclear fission properties were correctly predicted well before it was first produced at the Berkeley cyclotron, its chemical and condensed matter properties still defy understanding, largely due to the anomalous behavior of the 5f electrons. Nevertheless, it plays a prominent role in nuclear weapons and nuclear energy production. F...

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Los Alamos Science No. 16, 1988: Cosmology of Life and Mind

By: George Wald

Description: In a conference sponsored by the Laboratory Fellows on the evolution and mysteries of intelligent life: George Wald, Nobel Laureate in physiology, spoke about the nature of consciousness; David Hubel, also a Nobel Laureate in physiology, discussed his work on the neural circuits responsible for the perception of form, movement, and color; paleontologist Jack Sepkoski talked of periodic extinctions on Earth and their role in the evolution of new life forms; a...

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Los Alamos Science No. 28, 2003: Eyes in Space - Sensors for Treat...

By: William C. Priedhorsky, Richard Belian, Steve Brumby, Edward Fenimore, Maya Gokhale, John T. Gosling, Cheng Ho, Stephen Knox, David Lawrence, Geoffrey Reeves, Diane Reducing I. Gary Resnick

Description: This 60th anniversary review of LANL features the Laboratory's three overarching thrusts: nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship--a decade-long effort to develop the scientific base to certify the US stockpile in the absence of nuclear testing; threat reduction--a historic mission that includes assuring nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, reducing the threat of biological and chemical attacks, and insuring homeland security; and finally, strategic investment...

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Los Alamos Science No. 27, 2002: The Emergence of Classical Dynami...

By: Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Salmon Habib, Kurt Jacobs

Description: A single atom or photon can exist in a superposition of two different states, just as a sound wave can be composed of different frequencies. At LANL's Quantum Institute, the wave-particle duality of individual quanta is being exploited to develop new information technologies including quantum cryptography, quantum computing, and quantum entanglement and teleportation. Research at the Quantum Institute also encompasses studies of Bose Einstein condensates, st...

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