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Applied Physics Research Areas
Applied Physics (AP) is active in biodefense, counter-nuclear terrorism, explosives detection, nuclear stockpile surveillance, medical technology and metrology and diagnostics for NIF.
AP houses the Medical Technology Program (MTP), which has been a source of innovation for Laboratory national security programs, a link to advanced technology capabilities in academia and industry, and a highly visible example of defense expertise applied to broader national problems.
Cutting edge science includes participation in dark energy and dark matter searches, extra-solar planet searches, neutrino oscillation experiments, ultra-fast imaging at 4th generation light sources, and a Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).
AP leads two large work-for-others science construction projects: the Extreme Adaptive Optics planet finder for the Gemini Observatory, and the X-ray Transport and Optics for the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).
The Advanced Detector Group develops devices which have applications for national security, including nuclear material analysis and detection of nuclear materials; applications for basic science including astrophysics, atomic physics, structural biology, and plasma diagnostics; and applications for industry including semiconductor manufacturing and materials analysis.
X-Ray Science & Technology
The X-ray Optics group performs pioneering research into optics for photons ranging from the ultraviolet through the hard X-ray (~100 kilo electron Volts).
Linac Coherent Light Source Project
|AP is part of a SLAC/ANL/LLNL collaboration developing the Linear Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at SLAC|