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January/February 2006


The Laboratory in the News

Our Monthly Progress Report
Commentary by Cherry A. Murray

Mimicking Nature’s Crystalline Structures
Advanced microscopy and molecular modeling are providing insight on how crystals grow.

Simulating Materials for Nanostructural Designs
Models of water interacting with materials at the nanoscale show important property changes that will influence the design of nanodevices.

Zeroing In on New Targets
Livermore engineers and machinists craft tiny laser targets to specifications unattainable elsewhere.

Monitoring Nuclear Reactors with Antineutrinos
A new detector promises to ease the tracking of how much plutonium is being formed in the heart of a working nuclear reactor.

Patents and Awards

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