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The LANL Research Library is a research library at Los Alamos National Laboratory. It contains a substantial collection of books, journals, databases, patents along with technical reports. Additionally it offers literature searching, training, and outreach services. The library has a research and development (R&D) component, which works in areas such as open archives, recommendation systems (including visualization), emergency response information systems, and discovery systems. Its stated mission is to deliver effective and responsive knowledge services, thereby connecting people with information, technology, and resources. Its stated purpose (vision) is essential knowledge services for national security sciences.

Exotic element, californium, explored in detail

“Challenging study revealed structure, bonding trends and reactivity New work led by Los Alamos National Laboratory, in the journal Nature this week, reports the first structural characterization of californium-carbon bonding in a molecule. Such analysis allows scientists to assess periodic …

3D simulations improve understanding of energetic-particle radiation and help protect space assets

“A team of researchers used 3D particle simulations to model the acceleration of ions and electrons in a physical process called magnetic reconnection. The results could contribute to the understanding and forecasting of energetic particles released during magnetic reconnection, which …

First results from Perseverance mission show evidence of flash floods on Mars

“Images point the way to understanding ancient climate on the Red Planet New images from the Perseverance mission show evidence of delta and flood deposits in Jezero Crater on Mars, indicating that there were massive flash floods as well as …

Lightning in the water: Ultrafast X-ray provides new look at plasma discharge breakdown in water

“Lightning is fast, but how fast? A Laboratory collaboration recently turned to synchrotron X-rays for an answer. The story of the discovery of the connection between electricity and lightning is well-known—in the 1700s, Benjamin Franklin, unaware of the danger …

Perovskite LEDs shine in metal-organic framework

“Breakthrough in stabilizing nanocrystals introduces a low-cost, energy- efficient light source for consumer electronic devices, detectors, and medical imaging By stabilizing perovskite nanocrystals in a metal-organic framework (MOF), a research team has synthesized light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that exploit the performance …

Paving the path to electrically pumped lasers from colloidal-quantum-dot solutions

“Progress overcoming a series of conceptual challenges could deliver easy-to-make lasers for medicine, research, and computing In a new review article in Nature Photonics, scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory assess the status of research into colloidal quantum dot lasers …

Decades of research brings quantum dots to brink of widespread use

“Review article in Science covers a wide range of breakthroughs, including Los Alamos’ role in key advances A new article in Science magazine gives an overview of almost three decades of research into colloidal quantum dots, assesses the technological progress …

New quantum research gives insights into how quantum light can be mastered

“The breakthrough could have wide-reaching implications in quantum information, cryptography and energy harvesting, according to a new study A team of scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory propose that modulated quantum metasurfaces can control all properties of photonic qubits, a …

Quantum machine learning hits a dead end in a black hole

“A new video explains the theorem developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory showing that information run through an information scrambler such as a black hole will reach a point where any algorithm will be unable to learn the scrambled data …

Quantum machine learning hits a limit

“A black hole permanently scrambles information that can’t be recovered with any quantum machine learning algorithm, shedding new light on the classic Hayden-Preskill thought experiment A new theorem from the field of quantum machine learning has poked a major …