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Although not often thought of as such, LLNL is by any measure a leading materials research laboratory. Every day we advance the fundamental and leading-edge materials science that is central to the Laboratory's research endeavors and mission. Our multidisciplinary Materials Science Division (MSD) is dedicated to creating novel materials and understanding the properties and performance of materials subjected to extreme conditions. We use state-of-the-art characterization technologies coupled with modeling and simulation to meet current and future national security needs. Growth areas include metallurgy, material corrosion and degradation, nanomaterials and assembly, and computational materials science. From actinides and lanthanides to explosives and polymers, MSD is constantly innovating at the intersection of chemistry, materials science, and condensed-matter physics.
March 7, 2017
Since first achieving accreditation in 2003, Lawrence Livermore’s Forensic Science Center (FSC) is one of just two U.S. laboratories accredited by the OPCW.
March 5, 2017
On Feb. 11, hundreds filled the Bankhead Theater in downtown Livermore for a presentation titled “Reconstructing a Rabies Epidemic: Byte by Byte.”
October 28, 2016
Hydraulic fracturing has driven the oil and gas boom over the last decade, but comprehensive understanding of the physical mechanisms that govern the process remains elusive.
February 3, 2017
Ivy Krystal Jones is a postdoc working in the High Pressure Physics/Physics (Materials Science) Division of the Physical & Life Sciences Directorate.
January 27, 2017
Tom Braun is a graduate scholar in the Nanoscale Integration Science and Technology, Materials Science Division of the Physical & Life Sciences Directorate.
October 26, 2016
Picture this: it's the day of your first poster presentation as a postdoc, and your heart is racing with nerves and excitement.