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Science, Technology & Engineering Highlights

STE Highlights features current, cutting-edge scientific research at Los Alamos National Laboratory and recent awards and recognitions of Los Alamos scientists.

(Left) Visible image of the lightning in water phenomenon with a long integration/exposure time; (right) X-ray image of the phenomenon with an integration/exposure time less than 100 picoseconds and better spatial resolution. A picosecond equals one-trillionth of one second, or one one-thousandth of a nanosecond. 
Lightning is fast, but how fast? A Laboratory collaboration led by researcher Zhehui (Jeph) Wang of the Thermonuclear Physics group turned to synchrotron X-rays for an answer, capturing the first sub-nanosecond image of electrical discharge in water. Read more in the current STE Highlights

STE Highlights for September

The September Science, Technology & Engineering (STE) Highlights issue is now online.

About the STE Highlights

Science, Technology, and Engineering Highlights feature current, cutting-edge scientific research at Los Alamos National Laboratory and recent awards and recognitions of Los Alamos scientists. The STE Highlights are published regularly and produced by the Laboratory's Deputy Director for Science, Technology, and Engineering (DDSTE).