The January/February 2011 issue of Science & Technology Review is now online. This issue's feature article "Groundbreaking Science with the
World's Brightest X Rays," reports on how Livermore researchers are conducting
some of the first experiments on the Linac Coherent Light Source, which
generates X-ray pulses more than a billion times brighter than ever before
produced. In addition, a research highlight describes control system
enhancements at the National Ignition Facility that are helping to bolster
understanding of experimental data and keep the system performing at its peak.
Another highlight features Livermore-developed multilayer mirrors on board the
Solar Dynamics Observatory, which are enabling unprecedented full-disk,
high-resolution images of the sun. A final highlight reports on a novel
combination of imaging techniques being used to understand the
three-dimensional architecture of plant cell walls.
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