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Dateline : Los Alamos; July 1997: July 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. 25, 1997: Tritium Beta Decay and the Search...

By: Tom Bowles, R. G. Hamish Robertson, as Told to David Kestenbaum

Description: Starting with the Nobel-prize winning discovery of the neutrino in 1956 by Fred Reines and Clyde Cowan, Jr., LANL has made numerous contributions to neutrino physics and astrophysics. This volume puts these contributions in perspective while exploring the relationship between neutrino oscillation and non-zero neutrino masses. Articles on the Los Alamos LSND neutrino oscillation experiment, the search for the missing solar neutrinos at SNO, neutrinos in super...

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Los Alamos Science No. 15, 1987: Instabilities and Turbulence

By: ""Didier Besnard, Francis H. Harlow, Norman L. Johnson, Rick Rauenzahn, Jonathan Wolfe

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: Spectroscopies for Environmental ...

By: Wolfgang H. Runde

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. 8, Summer 1983: What Lies Ahead

By: Daleane C. Hoffman

Description: The evolution of nuclear and radiochemistry at Los Alamos is a story that reflects the growth and development of the Laboratory itself. The essential role of nuclear chemistry in diagnosing the performance of nuclear weapons during both aboveground and underground tests led to a rich program in basic and applied research in medicine, geochemistry, atmospheric studies, and the migration and containment of nuclear wastes. This volume also discusses the use of ...

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Los Alamos Science No. 11, Summer/Fall 1984: Experiments to Test U...

By: Gary H. Sanders

Description: During the second half of the 20th century, the field of elementary particle physics brought a major new understanding of the world at the smallest scales. That knowledge, summarized in the so-called Standard Model of particle physics, has remained valid for over 25 years. This volume is a tutorial by members of LANL's Theoretical Division that explains to scientists outside of the field the most important ideas of the Standard Model. It also includes specul...

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Los Alamos Science No. 26, 2000: Laser-Plasma Light Source-Design ...

By: John J. Joyce, Aloysius J. Arko Luis A. Morales

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. 29, 2005: The Ocean Perspective : Uncertain...

By: Rainer Bleck

Description: Improving predictive capability is an implicit goal in the major missions of Los Alamos National Laboratory: simulating performance of weapons in the stockpile, quantifying uncertainties in those simulations, and developing strategies to mitigate global threats. Success in achieving this goal depends on closely coordinating theory, experiment, and computer simulation.

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Los Alamos Science No. 26, 2000: The Chemical Complexities of Plut...

By: David L. Clark

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: On the Front Lines : A Roundtable...

By: Necia Grant Cooper

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. 22, 1994: Concept Extraction : A Data Minin...

By: Vance Faber, Judith G. Hochberg, Patrick M. Kelly, Timothy R. Thomas, James M. White

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. 12, Spring/Summer 1985: Genes by Mail

By: L. Scott Cram, Larry L. Deaven, Carl E. Hildebrand, Robert K. Moyzis, and Marvin Van Dilla

Descriptions: Articles in this 1985 volume contain harbingers of the future: early numerical simulations that foreshadowed the revolution in supercomputing and visualization, early DNA studies that foreshadowed the Human Genome Project, and a dialogue on mathematics, philosophy, and artificial intelligence that predicts an expanding awareness of the role of intention and choice in the human condition.

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Los Alamos Science No. 1, Summer 1980: Cover, Table of Contents, D...

By: Necia Grant Cooper

Description: The premier issue of Los Alamos Science became a collector's item because of the seminal article by Mitchell Feigenbaum on the approach to chaotic behavior in deterministic system? The volume also features a series of articles on nuclear safeguards, an international effort to prevent proliferation by monitoring nuclear materials that began in the 2960's at Los Alamo?

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Los Alamos Science No. 30, 2006: How Single Hydrogen Atoms Came In...

By: Benno P. Schoenborn

Description: Stretching out along the mesa from west to east is the half-mile long linear accelerator, the heart of LANSCE. This high-intensity proton accelerator powers LANSCE's many experimental facilities including the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center and the Weapons Neutron Research (WNR) Facility. In the last five years, LANSCE's contributions to national security have become increasingly important, including proton radiography movies of dynamic events, nuclear data ...

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Los Alamos Science No. 28, 2003: Highlights of the Laboratory's An...

By: Necia Grant Cooper

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. 25, 1997: The Oscillating Neutrino : An Int...

By: Richard Slansky, Stuart Raby, Terry Goldman, Gerry Garvey, as Told to Necia Grant Cooper

Description: Starting with the Nobel-prize winning discovery of the neutrino in 1956 by Fred Reines and Clyde Cowan, Jr., LANL has made numerous contributions to neutrino physics and astrophysics. This volume puts these contributions in perspective while exploring the relationship between neutrino oscillation and non-zero neutrino masses. Articles on the Los Alamos LSND neutrino oscillation experiment, the search for the missing solar neutrinos at SNO, neutrinos in super...

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Los Alamos Science No. 28, 2003: Computational Tools to Battle HIV

By: Bette T. M. Korber, Alan S. Perelson

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: 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. 27, 2002: NMR and Quantum Information Proce...

By: Raymond Laflamme, Emanuel Knill, David G. Cory, Evan M. Fortunato, Timothy F. Havel, Cesar Miquel, Rudy Martinez, Camile J. Negrevergne, Gerardo Ortiz, Marco A. Pravia, Yehuda Sharf, Suddhasattwa Sinha, Rolando Somma, Lorenza Viola

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. 27, 2002: Quantum State Entanglement : Crea...

By: Daniel F. V. James, Paul G Kwiat

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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