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National Security Programs

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.


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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 flight

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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.