Posts tagged with "Lasers"

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First experimental evidence for superionic ice

Feb. 5, 2018 -  
Among the many discoveries on matter at high pressure that garnered him the Nobel Prize in 1946, scientist Percy Bridgman discovered five different crystalline forms of water ice, ushering in more than 100 years of research into how ice behaves under extreme conditions. One of the most intriguing...

Former LLNL physicist honored by Uppsala University for research with intense X-ray pulses

Jan. 18, 2018 -  
Henry Chapman, who worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) from 1996 to 2007, will be presented on Jan. 26 with an honorary doctorate by Sweden's Uppsala University for his work on developing techniques for imaging and crystallography with intense X-ray pulses. In addition to...

Lab physicist wins Lifetime Achievement award

Jan. 4, 2018 -  
Charles Orth, who has served as a physicist with Lawrence Livermore NationaI Laboratory ( LLNL ) for more than 40 years, was presented with the 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by the publication Marquis Who’s Who . Marquis Who’s Who is a directory of short biographies of...

Lawrence Livermore-developed petawatt laser system installed at ELI Beamlines

Dec. 13, 2017 -  
The L3-HAPLS advanced petawatt laser system was installed last week at the ELI Beamlines Research Center in Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic. L3-HAPLS -- the world’s most advanced and highest average power, diode-pumped petawatt laser system -- was designed, developed and constructed in only three...

Deformation experiments reveal insight into material changes during shock compression

Oct. 26, 2017 -  
For the first time, scientists have reported in-situ diffraction experiments measuring deformation twinning at the lattice level during shock compression. The results were recently published in Nature by a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and collaborators from the...

Haefner elected fellow of Optical Society

Oct. 26, 2017 -  
Constantin Haefner, program director for Advanced Photon Technology (APT) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory , has been elected a fellow of The Optical Society of America (OSA). Haefner was recognized for "pioneering next-generation, high-average-power petawatt laser systems enabling a new...

Lab researcher elected fellow of Optical Society

Oct. 18, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researcher John Heebner has been elected a fellow of The Optical Society of America ( OSA ). Heebner was cited for his "numerous innovations, achievements and technical leadership in high-energy laser systems and integrated optics including nonlinear...

Plasma optic combines lasers into superbeam

Oct. 16, 2017 -  
Since its introduction in the 1977 film “Star Wars,” the Death Star has remained one of science fiction’s most iconic figures. The image of Alderaan’s destruction at the hands of the Death Star’s superlaser is burned into the memory of millions of fans. Scientists and laser experts have maintained...

Lab physicist Félicie Albert receives 2017 Edouard Fabre Prize for laser contributions

Oct. 6, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ’s Félicie Albert was awarded the 2017 Edouard Fabre Prize for her contributions to the physics of laser-driven inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and laser-produced plasmas. Albert, an experimental plasma physicist at the National Ignition Facility ( NIF ),...

Perfecting the spider’s art to support NIF targets

Aug. 28, 2017 -  
Materials scientist Xavier Lepró can’t grow his “spider webs” fast enough to swing from skyscrapers like Spiderman, but he can best another web-maker, Mother Nature, when it comes to consistency. Lepró helped pioneer the spinning of spider-silk-like yarns for use in suspending target capsules...