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Los Alamos Science No. 3, Summer/Fall 1981: Inside this Issue

By: Necia Grant Cooper

Description: This volume, produced shortly after the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor, presents a detailed analysis of the accident by Los Alamos researchers as well as discussions of reactor safety for both traditional light water reactors as well as fast breeder reactors. LANL expertise in reactor-safety analysis and multiphase fluid-flow simulation is amply demonstrated through tutorial-like presentations.

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Los Alamos Science No. 28, 2003: QMU and Nuclear Weapons Certifica...

By: David H. Sharp, Merri M. Wood Schultz

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. 28, 2003: The LANSCE National User Facility

By: Thomas Wangler, Paul W. Lisowski

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. 15, 1987: Reflections on the Brain's Attemp...

By: S. M. Ulam

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. 20, 1992: Understanding Inheritance : An In...

By: Robert P. Wagner

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. 22, 1994: A Fast Tree Code for Many-Body Pr...

By: Michael S. Warren, John K. Salmon

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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Los Alamos Science No. 7, Winter/Spring 1983: The Weapons Program:...

By: C. Paul Robinson

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. 24, 1996: Los Alamos and Arzamus-16 : The "...

By: Necia Grant Cooper

Description: Since the end of the Cold War, Russian and American nuclear weapons scientists have been collaborating on both peaceful science projects and the sensitive problem of nuclear materials control. This volume tells the story of that collaboration, tracing its roots to pulsed-power experiments in the 1960s and the joint Russian-American nuclear tests of 1988 to verify compliance with the Threshold Test Ban Treaty. An outgrowth of this scientific collaboration was...

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Los Alamos Science No. 22, 1994: Windows on Computing : New Initia...

By: David W. Forslund, Charles A. Slocomb, Ira A. Agins

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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Los Alamos Science No. 21, 1993: Science Policy : Past and Future

By: James L. Smith

Description: In 1993, LANL's 50th anniversary, the Cold War was over, and the Laboratory was in the midst of changing its identity. This volume captures the mood of the times through a candid roundtable among LANL scientists and former Director Harold Agnew. Hans Bethe and Edward Teller offer separate visions of the Laboratory's future, and feature stories examine the new ""stewardship"" of the nuclear weapons stockpile in the absence of nuclear testing, the threat of nu...

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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. 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. 6, Fall 1982: Cover and Table of Contents

By: Necia Grant Cooper

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. 21, 1993: Science and Innovation at Los Alamos

By: Necia Grant Cooper

Description: In 1993, LANL's 50th anniversary, the Cold War was over, and the Laboratory was in the midst of changing its identity. This volume captures the mood of the times through a candid roundtable among LANL scientists and former Director Harold Agnew. Hans Bethe and Edward Teller offer separate visions of the Laboratory's future, and feature stories examine the new ""stewardship"" of the nuclear weapons stockpile in the absence of nuclear testing, the threat of nu...

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Los Alamos Science No. 21, 1993: Interview with Alexander Ivanovic...

By: Necia Grant Cooper

Description: In 1993, LANL's 50th anniversary, the Cold War was over, and the Laboratory was in the midst of changing its identity. This volume captures the mood of the times through a candid roundtable among LANL scientists and former Director Harold Agnew. Hans Bethe and Edward Teller offer separate visions of the Laboratory's future, and feature stories examine the new ""stewardship"" of the nuclear weapons stockpile in the absence of nuclear testing, the threat of nu...

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Los Alamos Science No. 26, 2000: Preparing Single Crystals of Gall...

By: Jason C. Lashley, Michael S. Blau, Roger L. Moment

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. 23, 1995: The Future of Plutonium Technology

By: Dana Christensen

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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Los Alamos Science No. 3, Summer/Fall 1981: The View from San Dieg...

By: Barb Mulkin

Description: This volume, produced shortly after the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor, presents a detailed analysis of the accident by Los Alamos researchers as well as discussions of reactor safety for both traditional light water reactors as well as fast breeder reactors. LANL expertise in reactor-safety analysis and multiphase fluid-flow simulation is amply demonstrated through tutorial-like presentations.

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Los Alamos Science No. 28, 2003: Toward a Sustainable Energy Futur...

By: Kenneth R. Stroh

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: Mathematical Foundations of Neutr...

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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