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Title: Los Alamos Guns Take Aim at Material's Mysteries

Abstract

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and technicians conduct thousands of experiments a year, delving into the fundamental nature of everything from supernovas to subatomic particles. One set of instruments used to better understand the fundamental nature of various materials are 10 scientific gun systems that fire various projectiles at high-tech targets to create enormous velocities, pressures, and temperatures - and using laser, x-ray, and other diagnostics - explore the very nature of metals and other materials. The hundreds of gun-based experiments conducted every year at the Laboratory require a highly-skilled staff of scientists and technicians, and has given rise to a special organization called the "gun working group" to foster open communications, cooperation, problem-solving, and a healthy safety culture.

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1132820
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; MATERIALS GUN; LANL; MATERIAL TESTING; RESEARCH GUNS; TESTING GUNS

Citation Formats

Byers, Mark, Moore, David, and Dimarino, Steve. Los Alamos Guns Take Aim at Material's Mysteries. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Byers, Mark, Moore, David, & Dimarino, Steve. Los Alamos Guns Take Aim at Material's Mysteries. United States.
Byers, Mark, Moore, David, and Dimarino, Steve. Mon . "Los Alamos Guns Take Aim at Material's Mysteries". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1132820.
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abstractNote = {Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and technicians conduct thousands of experiments a year, delving into the fundamental nature of everything from supernovas to subatomic particles. One set of instruments used to better understand the fundamental nature of various materials are 10 scientific gun systems that fire various projectiles at high-tech targets to create enormous velocities, pressures, and temperatures - and using laser, x-ray, and other diagnostics - explore the very nature of metals and other materials. The hundreds of gun-based experiments conducted every year at the Laboratory require a highly-skilled staff of scientists and technicians, and has given rise to a special organization called the "gun working group" to foster open communications, cooperation, problem-solving, and a healthy safety culture.},
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