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Title: Achieving Transformational Materials Performance in a New Era of Science

The inability of current materials to meet performance requirements is a key stumbling block for addressing grand challenges in energy and national security. Fortunately, materials research is on the more »brink of a new era - a transition from observation and validation of materials properties to prediction and control of materials performance. In this talk, I describe the nature of the current challenge, the prospects for success, and a specific facility concept, MaRIE, that will provide the needed capabilities to meet these challenges, especially for materials in extreme environments. MaRIE, for Matter-Radiation Interactions in Extremes, is Los Alamos' concept to realize this vision of 21st century materials research. This vision will be realized through enhancements to the current LANSCE accelerator, development of a fourth-generation x-ray light source co-located with the proton accelerator, and a comprehensive synthesis and characterization facility focused on controlling complex materials and the defect/structure link to materials performance.« less
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Title: Achieving Transformational Materials Performance in a New Era of Science
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Publication Date: 2009-01-07
OSTI Identifier: 1017095
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US1201213
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on January 07, 2009
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ; FORECASTING ; LIGHT SOURCES ; PERFORMANCE ; PROTONS ; SYNTHESIS ; VALIDATION ; MATERIALS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:05:45
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28