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Los Alamos Science No. 15, 1987: The Ulam Legacy : Biology

By: Necia Grant Cooper

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. 18, 1989: Cover and Table of Contents

By: Necia Grant Cooper

Description: In the late 1980's, before it was known that all people are vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, various members of LANL's Theoretical Division began to research basic questions about the growth of the AIDS epidemic and the evolutionary origins of the deadly virus. They developed a risk-based model outlining the growth of the epidemic, who is at risk, and what intervention strategies would be most effective. To trace the evolution of the virus and the rate at which it wa...

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Los Alamos Science No. 4, Winter/Spring 1982: The Modern Revolutio...

By: Robin S. Mcdowell, Chris W. Patterson, and William G. Harter

Description: This volume displays the extraordinary focus on basic research that has remained a LANL hallmark from the days of the Manhattan Projec?

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Los Alamos Science No. 30, 2006: The Hydrophobic Effect : Why do R...

By: Dhaval A. Doshi, Erik B. Watkins, Jacob N. Israelachvili, Jaroslaw Majewski

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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Dateline : Los Alamos; November 1995: November 1995

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. 26, 2000: Actinide Ground-State Properties-...

By: John M. Wills, Olle Eriksson

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. 7, Winter/Spring 1983: Authors

By: Necia Grant Cooper

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. 26, 2000: Equations of State-Theoretical Fo...

By: Bard I. Bennett

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. 26, 2000: Salt Distillation

By: Eduardo Garcia, Vonda R. Dole, James A. Mcneese, Walter J. Griego

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. 19, 1990: X-Ray and Neutron Crystallography...

By: Robert B. Von Dreele

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. 29, 2005: Physically Motivated Discretizati...

By: Dana Knoll, Jim Morel, Len Margolin, Misha Shashkov

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. 12, Spring/Summer 1985: KrF Laser ; The Ad...

By: Reed J. Jensen

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. 21, 1993: Novel Electronic Materials : The ...

By: Alan R. Bishop, Basil I. Swanson

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: An Expanding Role for AGEX : Abov...

By: Philip D. Goldstone

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. 30, 2006: Storing Hydrogen in Crystalline M...

By: Konstantin A. Lokshin, Yusheng Zhao

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. 17, 1989: ATAC and the Armor/Anti-Armor Pro...

By: Richard Mah, Phyllis Martell

Description: This volume, published prior to the end of the Cold War, reports on a national security conference aimed at predicting the future of nuclear weapons. While the participants did not predict the demise of the Soviet Union, they did foresee the more limited role for nuclear weapons in the US military posture, the increased emphasis on conventional warfare, and the rise of Japan and China. The increased reliance on conventional weapons predicted in this volume b...

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Los Alamos Science No. 21, 1993: CFCs and Cooling Equipment : The ...

By: Gregory W. Swift

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. 11, Summer/Fall 1984: The March Toward High...

By: S. Peter Rosen

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. 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 Plutonium Challenge-Stockpile...

By: Siegfried S. Hecker

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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