Our mission is to understand and exploit the generation, propagation and interaction of electromagnetic phenomena for Laboratory mission needs. We fit within a larger eco-system at the Laboratory and collaborate with other divisions and directorates. We develop strategies for improving short and long-term performance and capability of our local accelerator (LANSCE), and lead the technical charge in preparing for potentially large future programs, e.g., Matter-Radiation Interactions in Extremes (MaRIE). Further, we influence the R&D roadmap for accelerator R&D within the Laboratory and nation (e.g., ADEF, LDRD).

Key Thrust Areas

  • Free-electron lasers (FELs)
  • High-power microwaves (HPM)
  • Compact radiography