Sandia NM2 Savannah ONRL Jefferson NETL WV NETL PA PPPL Brookhaven Fermilab Argonne Ames Sandia HI Sandia NM1 Alamos NREL INL PNNL NETL Sandia NV Livermore Sandia CA SLAC Berkeley

The Ames Laboratory

location

Ames, Iowa

areas of research

materials sciences and engineering; chemical and biological sciences; applied math and computational sciences; environmental and protection sciences; and simulation, modeling and decision science

did you know?

Ames researchers developed lead-free solder, an alloy of tin-silver-copper that is environmentally benign and has been widely adopted by the electronics industry as a universal bonding agent in all types of electronic devices from smart phones to computers.

quasicrystal
europium, a rare earth metal

opened

1947

lab colors

blue, orange

employees

450 employees

animals on site

brown squirrels and chipmunks

Argonne National Laboratory

location

Lemont, Illinois

areas of research

physics, chemistry, biological sciences, energy storage, high-performance computing, national security, engines and alternative fuels, environmental science and nuclear energy

did you know?

Argonne scientists recorded the world’s first neutrino in a hydrogen bubble chamber on November 13, 1970.

Advanced Photon Source
Chevy Volt battery

opened

1946

lab colors

green, red, blue

employees

3,500 employees
5,000 users/year

animals on site

white-tailed deer, coyotes, herons, egrets, beavers, snapping turtles and geese

Brookhaven National Laboratory

location

Upton, New York

areas of research

nuclear and particle physics; photon sciences and nanomaterials; and crossdisciplinary research on climate change, sustainable energy and Earth’s ecosystems

did you know?

Brookhaven’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider holds a Guinness World Record for producing the highest man-made temperature—4 trillion degrees Celsius—while recreating conditions of the early universe in near light-speed particle smashups.

animals on site

eastern hog-nosed snakes—they play dead—endangered tiger salamanders, deer, turkeys, foxes and groundhogs

opened

1947

lab colors

black, red, white

employees

3,000 employees
4,000 users/year

STAR detector
pre-PET headgear

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

location

Batavia, Illinois

areas of research

particle physics and accelerator science and technology

did you know?

Fermilab built the first proton accelerator dedicated to the treatment of cancer patients in a hospital, the Loma Linda Medical Center in California.

aerial of Wilson Hall
Main Injector accelerator

opened

1967

lab colors

blue, orange

employees

1,700 employees
4,600 users/year

animals on site

American bison, coyotes, geese and 285 other bird species

Idaho National Laboratory

location

Southeast Idaho

areas of research

nuclear science and engineering; national security research and testing; energy and environmental sustainability

did you know?

The technology for the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine was pioneered in the desert of Idaho. From 1953 to 1994, thousands of sailors trained there using full-scale submarine prototype reactors.

animals on site

sage grouse, pygmy rabbits, pronghorn, mule deer, elk, coyotes, bobcats, rattlesnakes, bears, moose, mountain lions and wolves

opened

1949

lab colors

blue, tan, orange

employees

3,500 employees

Advanced Test Reactor
modeling and simulation

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

location

Berkeley, California

areas of research

physics, chemistry, nuclear science, accelerator research, photon science and engineering sciences; computational research and mathematics; earth sciences; energy efficiency; materials sciences; and life sciences, genomics and physical biosciences

did you know?

Berkeley Lab claims 13 Nobel prizes: 10 for work done here, 2 for work by lab scientists who did the work elsewhere, and 1 for a large contingent of lab scientists who were members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that shared the 2007 Peace Prize.

animals on site

mountain lions, foxes and turkeys

opened

1931

lab colors

blue, white

employees

4,000 employees
8,500 users/year

Advanced Light Source
first cyclotron

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

location

Livermore, California

areas of research

nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, nuclear nonproliferation, high performance computing, national security, biology, energy research, climate science, additive manufacturing, lasers and high-energy-density physics

did you know?

Star Trek Into Darkness was filmed at the lab’s National Ignition Facility.

National Ignition Facility

opened

1952

lab colors

blue

employees

6,500 employees

animals on site

red-legged frogs (a protected species), coyotes, wild turkeys and the occasional mountain lion

Los Alamos National Laboratory

location

Los Alamos, New Mexico

areas of research

accelerators and electrodynamics; bioscience, biosecurity and health; chemical science; Earth and space sciences; energy; engineering; high-energy-density plasmas and fluids; information science, computing and applied math; materials science; national security and weapons science; nuclear and particle physics; astrophysics and cosmology; and sensors and instrumentation systems

did you know?

A Los Alamos theorist created the arXiv, a free archive of scientific journal article preprints that revolutionized communications within the scientific community, in 1991. Today, arXiv contains close to 800,000 full texts, receives 83,000 new texts each year, and serves about 400,000 distinct users every week.

Mars Rover camera
astrophysics simulation

opened

1943

lab colors

blue, gold

employees

10,000 employees
1,200 users/year

animals on site

southwestern willow flycatchers, spotted owls, jemez mountain salamanders, black bears, elk, deer, bobcats, cougars and coyotes

National Energy Technology Laboratory

location

Albany, Oregon; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown,West Virginia

areas of research

high-efficiency boilers, turbines, fuel cells and other power systems; emissions controls for coal-fired power plants; carbon capture and storage; efficiency and environmental quality of domestic oil and natural gas exploration, production and processing; and materials for extreme environments

did you know?

The United States has reduced its NOx emissions 88 percent and SO2 emissions 82 percent since 1970, essentially eliminating acid rain. Major contributors to these reductions have been the scrubbers, low-NOx burners and selective catalytic reduction systems demonstrated through the clean coal programs managed by NETL.

animals on site

fairy diddles, red foxes, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and the occasional raccoon

opened

1910

lab colors

blue

employees

1,500 employees

gas turbine nanocoatings
new energy-efficient metals

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

location

Golden, Colorado

areas of research

renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development, including energy systems integration, solar, wind, renewable fuels and vehicle systems, buildings, geothermal, energy sciences, computational sciences and energy analysis

did you know?

Laboratory-designed solar cells powered the first two Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity; the solar cells’ durability extended the rovers’ lifetimes beyond predictions.

National Wind Technology Center

opened

1977

lab colors

blue

employees

2,500 employees

animals on site

mule deer, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, rabbits, mountain lions, American kestrels and red-tailed hawks

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

areas of research

energy-related science and technology, from basic research to the development and demonstration of breakthrough materials, processes and systems

did you know?

The 1994 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Clifford Shull for neutron diffraction techniques developed at ORNL’s Graphite Reactor, the world’s first continuously operating nuclear reactor. Today at ORNL and other labs around the world, neutron diffraction is used to reveal the underlying structure of materials and to create new materials for use in energy technologies, electronics and many other areas.

animals on site

black bears, groundhogs, deer, raccoons, water snakes, turkeys, snapping turtles, ospreys, bobcats and coyotes

opened

1943

lab colors

green

employees

4,400 employees
3,000 users/year

X-10 Graphite Reactor
Spallation Neutron Source

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

location

Richland, Washington

areas of research

chemical and molecular sciences; biological systems science; climate change science; subsurface science; chemical engineering; applied materials science and engineering; and applied nuclear science and technology

did you know?

In the early 1970s, PNNL invented a technique called optical digital recording that stores information as a track of dots about 1 micron in diameter. This innovation served as the critical design element for compact discs and players, later manufactured and sold worldwide.

animals on site

cottontail rabbits, red foxes, jackrabbits, coyotes and several species of waterfowl and birds of prey

opened

1965

lab colors

copper, silver

employees

4,500 employees
800 users/year

chemical conversions for sustainable energy
efficient, secure power grid

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

location

Plainsboro, New Jersey

areas of research

nuclear fusion and plasma physics

did you know?

Laboratory founder Lyman Spitzer conceived of the laboratory during a Colorado ski trip after being inspired by thoughts of fusion as a boundless source of energy for generating electricity. The laboratory was founded as a classified facility under the code name “Project Matterhorn” in 1951; it was declassified in 1958 when it halted bomb research and became the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in 1961.

interior of the National Spherical Torus Experiment

opened

1951

lab colors

orange, black

employees

450 employees
300 users/year

animals on site

wild turkeys

Sandia National Laboratories

locations

Albuquerque, New Mexico; Livermore, California; Tonopah, Nevada; Carlsbad, New Mexico; Kauai, Hawaii

areas of research

nuclear weapons; defense; energy; materials science and homeland security; nonproliferation; supercomputing and cybersecurity; robotics; climate and infrastructure security; nuclear reactor safety; nanodevices and microsystems; geosciences; bioscience; radiation effects; and nuclear fusion

did you know?

The “clean room” technology essential to every microelectronics fabrication plant and hospital surgery facility today was invented and patented for free use by Sandia engineers in 1961.

Mighty Mouse robot
National Solar Thermal Facility

opened

1945

lab colors

blue

employees

10,000 employees

animals on site

greater roadrunners

Z machine firing

Savannah River National Laboratory

location

near Aiken, South Carolina

areas of research

environmental remediation and risk reduction; nuclear materials processing and disposition; nuclear detection, characterization and assessments; gas processing, storage and transfer systems

did you know?

To support U.S. nonproliferation efforts, SRNL has been involved in repatriation efforts for proliferant nuclear materials from around the world; in 2012, SRNL earned White House recognition for a three-year project to remove plutonium from Sweden for secure disposition in the United States.

robotic and remote systems
environmental restoration

opened

1951

lab colors

blue, white

employees

825 employees

animals on site

alligators, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys and wild hogs

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

location

Menlo Park, California

areas of research

accelerator research; astrophysics and cosmology; biology; elementary particle physics; environmental science; materials, chemistry and energy sciences; scientific computing; and X-ray science

did you know?

At 3,073.72 meters (1.9 miles), the housing for SLAC’s linear accelerator is one of the longest buildings on Earth.

SLAC linear accelerator
SLAC research yard
Linac Coherent Light Source

opened

1962

lab colors

red

employees

2,000 employees
3,400 users/year

animals on site

black-tailed deer, great horned owls and gopher snakes

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

location

Newport News, Virginia

areas of research

experimental nuclear physics, computational and theoretical nuclear physics, accelerator science, cryogenics, superconducting radiofrequency technologies, radiation detectors, medical imaging devices and free-electron lasers

did you know?

An electron beam travels around Jefferson Lab’s accelerator five times in about 22 millionths of a second. At that speed, the electron beam could circle the Earth 7.5 times in one second.

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

opened

1984

lab colors

red, black

employees

800 employees
1,350 users/year

animals on site

deer

aerial of Jefferson Lab

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location

City, State

areas of research

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Caption

opened

1900

lab colors

color & color

employees

X employees

animals on site

animal