Posts tagged with "Lasers"

For article NIF's Operations Support Building awarded LEED certification

NIF's Operations Support Building awarded LEED certification

March 14, 2012 -  
The Operations Support Building (OSB) in Bldg. 581 has achieved certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. The OSB, which houses the new Target Alignment System and Final Optics Damage Inspection System alignment labs as well as optics...
For article Ten scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

Ten scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

Feb. 21, 2012 -  
Ten Laboratory researchers have been named 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 and the larger community. Jim Candy of the Engineering Directorate...
For article Scientists create new atomic X-ray laser

Scientists create new atomic X-ray laser

Jan. 26, 2012 -  
Lab scientists and international collaborators have created the shortest, purest X-ray laser pulses ever achieved, fulfilling a 45-year-old prediction and ultimately opening the door to new medicines, devices and materials. The researchers, reporting today (Jan. 26) in Nature , aimed radiation from...
For article Lawrence Livermore physicist John Edwards elected 2011 APS fellow

Lawrence Livermore physicist John Edwards elected 2011 APS fellow

Jan. 25, 2012 -  
John Edwards, associate program director for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and high energy density (HED) science at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has been selected as a 2011 American Physical Society (APS) fellow. Edwards was cited in the plasma physics category for fundamental...
For article Barty named SPIE Fellow

Barty named SPIE Fellow

Jan. 19, 2012 -  
Christopher Barty, chief technology officer for LLNL's National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate, is one of 75 newly-named fellows of SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics). Barty is recognized for his achievements in a leadership role in the advancement and...
For article Lab researchers gain microscopic understanding of nuclear fusion

Lab researchers gain microscopic understanding of nuclear fusion

Jan. 4, 2012 -  
Lab scientists have taken a crucial step toward describing thermonuclear reactions from first principles. Over the past decade, progress has been made in understanding the static properties of light nuclei based on realistic interactions among protons and neutrons. But ab initio calculations of...
For article 2011 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award

2011 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award

Dec. 22, 2011 -  
Mike Dunne, director of Laser Fusion Energy at LLNL, has been awarded the 2011 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award by Fusion Power Associates (FPA). Dunne received the award Dec. 14 at the FPA's annual meeting and symposium in Washington, D.C. The FPA board chose Dunne for the honor based on his...
For article NIF achieves record ramp-compression pressures

NIF achieves record ramp-compression pressures

Dec. 9, 2011 -  
In the first university-based planetary science experiment at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), researchers have gradually compressed a diamond sample to a record pressure of 50 megabars (50 million times Earth's atmospheric pressure). By replicating the conditions believed to exist in the...
For article Lab physicist recognized with NNSA Award

Lab physicist recognized with NNSA Award

Nov. 15, 2011 -  
Steve MacLaren, a physicist with LLNL's Weapons and Complex Integration Principal Directorate, has been recognized with the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Defense Programs' Employee of the Quarter Award. Recipients of the awards are recognized for going beyond the call of duty in...
For article LLNL helps open a new era of plasma nuclear science

LLNL helps open a new era of plasma nuclear science

Sept. 29, 2011 -  
In a unique experiment recently published in Physical Review Letters , researchers used the Omega Laser Facility at the University of Rochester to make precise measurements of a fundamental nuclear process -- the elastic scattering of neutrons off heavy forms of hydrogen. This is the first time a...