Posts tagged with "Weapons"

Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at LLNL's National Ignition Facility

Aug. 26, 2013 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- In the early morning hours of Aug.13, Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility (NIF) focused all 192 of its ultra-powerful laser beams on a tiny deuterium-tritium filled capsule. In the nanoseconds that followed, the capsule imploded and released a neutron yield of...

Charles Verdon selected as Lawrence Livermore principal associate director for Weapons & Complex Integration

Aug. 21, 2013 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Parney Albright has selected Charles Verdon as principal associate director for Weapons & Complex Integration . Verdon has served in this position in an acting capacity since April 2013. "Charlie brings an extraordinarily...

'Route 66 to the Atomic West' class visits the Lab

Aug. 1, 2013 -  
It's the road trip of a lifetime. One professor and 19 students traveling through 11 states in 27 days across the American West to develop an in-depth understanding of western Cold War, urban and cultural history. "Route 66 to the Atomic West" is a class offered by the University of West Florida (...

Lab scientist and engineers train to be inspectors for Test Ban Treaty Organization

Jul. 25, 2013 -  
The Laboratory's Don Felske, Walter Dekin and Sean Ford have traveled to the corners of the globe to train as on-site surrogate inspectors for the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). Training has been held in Austria, Jordan, South Korea and,...

Nine scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

Apr. 4, 2013 -  
Nine Laboratory scientists have joined the ranks of 14 other researchers by being named members of the Lab's Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions as acknowledged by their professional peers...

LLNL technology wins award

Dec. 14, 2012 -  
A new technology developed by LLNL researchers for detecting nuclear materials has won a first place award in Government Security News magazine's fourth annual Homeland Security Awards competition. The Livermore technology -- the first plastic material capable of efficiently distinguishing neutrons...

Plutonium at 150 years

Dec. 14, 2012 -  
The article below presents a summary of ongoing work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The work is to assess how radioactive decay in plutonium affects its material properties as they relate to the performance of nuclear weapons. This work is a continuation of the joint plutonium aging...

Iraq strengthens commitment to safeguards agreement

Dec. 10, 2012 -  
Iraqi Ambassador to Austria Surood Rashid Najib has submitted an official letter from the Iraqi Foreign Minister to Yukiyo Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), announcing the ratification and entry into force of the Additional Protocol to its Comprehensive...

NARAC to more quickly predict haz mat releases

Nov. 27, 2012 -  
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on Monday announced that it recently sponsored the installation of a 336-processor computing cluster at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC). This new cluster allows consequences...

Observations on arms control and tactical nuclear weapons in Europe

Oct. 2, 2012 -  
Most people are probably unaware of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) and this agreement is nowhere near the top of the priority list for Congress, but CFE is regarded by many in the arms-control community as a cornerstone of European stability. As explained by Jeff McCausland...