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November/December S&TR Cover

November/December 2008

The Laboratory in the News

Innovation Is Key to Prosperity and Security
Commentary by Erik J. Stenehjem

Taking Ultrafast Snapshots of Material Changes
The dynamic transmission electron microscope captures images a million times faster than conventional instruments.

Automated Technology for Laser Fusion Systems
The first completely computer-controlled system for aligning laser beams is helping make fusion research possible.

Protecting the Nation through Secure Cargo
A new device tracks and monitors cargo containers during transit to improve national security.

Atom by Atom, Layer by Layer
Extremely thin sandwiches of materials called nanolaminates exhibit remarkable, highly useful properties.

Predicting the Bizarre Properties of Plutonium
A supercomputing “grand challenge” team has made highly precise predictions of the behavior of plutonium’s most important solid phase.



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