Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Actinide Materials

Contact:   Scott McCall
LLNL has a long history of working with actinide materials for multiple national security missions. We maintain capabilities to synthesize, characterize, and test materials containing actinides.

Center for National Security Applications of Magnetic Resonance

Contact:   Stephen Harley
The Center for National Security Applications of Magnetic Resonance was created in 2003 to meet national defense challenges and explore the application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to biological characterization. The center has expanded to become a multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art NMR facility, housing multiple high field and low field NMR spectrometers with capabilities for analysis of solids, liquids and gases, including explosives, radiological, highly toxic industrial chemical, and chemical and biological threat agents. World-class researchers with diverse interests staff the facility.

Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope (DTEM)

Contact:   Geoffrey Campbell
LLNL developed and maintains the first Dynamic TEM capability in the U.S. The dynamic transmission electron microscope (DTEM) at LLNL provides the ability to image transient behavior with an unprecedented combination of spatial and temporal resolution: nanometers and nanoseconds. Learn more... 

Electron Microscopy

Contact:   Kerri Blobaum
LLNL maintains state-of-the-art capabilities in Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) to characterize materials.

Energetic Materials Center

Contact:   Lara Leininger
The Energetic Materials Center (EMC) is operated jointly by the Physical and Life Sciences, Global Security  and Weapons and Complex Integration  directorates at Lawrence Livermore to conduct research and development on the performance of high explosives. Initially established as a core element of the nuclear weapons program, EMC has grown to also support research and development for advanced conventional weapons, rocket and gun propellants, homeland security, demilitarization, and industrial applications of energetic materials.

Feedstocks for Additive Manufacturing

Contact:   Yong Han
The Materials Science Division is developing novel feedstocks for additive manufacturing, including novel metal alloys to energetic formulations and advanced polymer composites.

Nanoscale Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory (NSCL)

Contact:   Alex Hamza
NSCL is making advances in science at the intersection of physics, materials science, engineering, and chemistry. We are pursuing research in nanoporous materials, advanced nano crystalline materials, novel three-dimensional (3D) nanofabrication technologies, and nondestructive characterization at the mesoscale.

Polymer Science

Contact:   James Lewicki
MSD maintains capabilities to synthesize, characterize, and model a broad range of polymeric materials and architectures.