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The laboratory’s National Security Programs serves as a gateway for government sponsors and contractors to link into tailored, diverse teams of elite researchers to solve R&D challenges in national security.

Game-changing scientific discovery drives the technological advancements that protect and defend our nation. Argonne National Laboratory’s combination of scientific and engineering expertise, along with some of the world’s best research and development (R&D) facilities is making unique contributions to defending the United States against current and future security threats.Data to DecisionEnergy for ManeuverPreventing WeaponizationPREVIOUS

Brandon Sforzo and a former colleague prepare an experiment to investigate fuel injector design at the Advanced Photon Source.
This three-dimensional numerical simulation captures complex combustion dynamics in a realistic non-premixed rotating detonation engine configuration.
While visiting Argonne, Under Secretary Gordon-Hagerty toured the Advanced Leadership Computing Facility, which is the future home of Aurora, set to be the nation’s first exascale system. From left to right: Keith Bradley, Megan Clifford, Mike Papka, Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Joanna Livengood, Pete Hanlon, John Stevens and Christopher Osborn. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Brandon Sforzo and a former colleague prepare an experiment to investigate fuel injector design at the Advanced Photon Source.

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Going with the hypersonic flow

The United States’ hypersonics program recently was reinvigorated, by both the threat of being surpassed by rival nations and increased investment by the U.S. Department of Defense to accelerate new innovations, including hypersonic technology.FEATURE STORY

Argonne engineers streamline jet engine design

Research that’s fueled to take offComputational Science,  Computational Fluid Dynamics,  Modeling And SimulationFEATURE STORY

New Argonne computational model to accelerate engine development for next-generation hypersonic flight

Argonne’s new numerical modeling tool helps researchers better understand a powerful engine that could one day propel the next generation of airplanes and rockets.Computational Science,  Modeling And Simulation,  Energy SystemsPRESS RELEASE

Argonne welcomes DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security 

Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), visited DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory on August 30. Nuclear Reactors,  National Security,  Nuclear EnergyFEATURE STORY

Going with the hypersonic flow

The United States’ hypersonics program recently was reinvigorated, by both the threat of being surpassed by rival nations and increased investment by the U.S. Department of Defense to accelerate new innovations, including hypersonic technology.FEATURE STORY

Argonne engineers streamline jet engine design

Research that’s fueled to take offComputational Science,  Computational Fluid Dynamics,  Modeling And SimulationNEXT

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ILSAMP Symposium showcases benefits for diverse students, STEM pipeline

National Security,  EducationUndergraduate ProgramsIN THE NEWS

Argonne an R&D Treasure for National Defense Community

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Argonne’s fundamental science is made mission-ready through ARL Central partnership

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Harnessing hypersonic propulsion—flight five times the speed of sound or faster

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are using the world’s brightest hard X-ray sources to reveal the previously inaccessible complexities of combustion associated with hypersonic flightWATCH VIDEO 

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HPC modeling of supersonic combustion shrinks design cycle for propulsion systems

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With an unwavering focus on our mission, our researchers take an interdisciplinary approach to research, advancing their fields of study and generating new knowledge for the benefit of future generations.PREVIOUS

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