Posts tagged with "Lasers"

New form of girl's best friend is lighter than ever

May. 17, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- By combining high pressure with high temperature, Livermore researchers have created a nanocyrstalline diamond aerogel that could improve the optics for something as big as a telescope or as small as the lenses in eyeglasses. Aerogels are a class of materials that exhibit the...

Lab showcases energy research at annual gathering of American Association for Advancement of Science

Feb. 11, 2011 -  
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will showcase its work in energy research when the American Association for the Advancement of Science holds its annual gathering, Feb. 17-21, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This year's theme, "Science Without Borders,"...

Four LLNL researchers selected 2010 APS fellows

Jan. 5, 2011 -  
L IVERMORE, Calif. -- Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have been selected as 2010 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS). Less than half of a percent of the APS members are fellows. It is a distinct honor because the evaluation process, conducted by the fellowship...

World's largest laser sets records for neutron yield and laser energy

Nov. 8, 2010 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- The National Nuclear Security Administration's National Ignition Facility (NIF) has set world records for neutron yield from laser-driven fusion fuel capsules and laser energy delivered to inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets. NIF researchers will report on these and other...

National Ignition Facility wins prestigious 2010 project of the year award

Oct. 11, 2010 -  
LIVERMORE, CA - Citing groundbreaking technical achievement and exemplary management, the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the first laser expected to achieve fusion ignition in a laboratory setting, has been awarded the Project Management Institute's (PMI's) 2010 Project of the Year. The award,...

NNSA and LLNL announce first successful integrated experiment at NIF

Oct. 6, 2010 -  
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced that the National Ignition Facility (NIF) recently completed its first integrated ignition experiment. In the test, the 192-beam laser system fired 1 megajoule of...

NIF’s Gina Bonanno inducted into Women’s Hall of Fame

Apr. 24, 2009 -  
LIVERMORE — It’s not easy for a woman to succeed in the field of laser physics. But Alameda County’s Women’s Hall of Fame is sure that the career of LLNL’s Gina Bonanno is a successful one. This weekend, Bonanno will be inducted into the county’s Women’s Hall of Fame as the top nominee in the...