Posts tagged with "Lasers"


Petawatt laser system passes a key milestone

Jan. 22, 2016 -  
The High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS) under construction at LLNL recently achieved a key average power milestone more than two months ahead of schedule, and is now moving into the next phase in its development. The HAPLS high-energy diode-pumped solid-state pump laser,...

Researchers go for the gold on a single chip

Jan. 20, 2016 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have created a library of nanoporous gold structures on a single chip that has direct applications for high-capacity lithium ion batteries as well as neural interfaces. Nanoporous gold (np-Au), a porous metal used in energy and biomedical research...

LLNL wins three R&D 100 awards

Nov. 16, 2015 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are the recipients of three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2014. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Friday in Las Vegas. With this...

Event honors 20 years of Stockpile Stewardship

Oct. 22, 2015 -  
The proven success of the Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP) – which pushed the limits of modern science and engineering by requiring the transition from explosive nuclear weapons testing to what is effectively virtual nuclear testing – was celebrated Wednesday at a half-day public event hosted by...

Shaped laser pulse experiments boost understanding of NIF performance

Oct. 15, 2015 -  
In a recent series of papers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists examined the role of ablation-front instability and capsule convergence ratio in ignition science experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The papers address different aspects of an “adiabat-shaping”...

Rare earths advance search for unified theory

Oct. 14, 2015 -  
Rare earth elements are used in computer hard drives, electric motors and to generate and amplify the lasers at Lawrence Livermore’s National Ignition Facility (NIF). Future applications may include serving as memory for a quantum computer or the basis for ultrastable clocks. In recent work by LLNL...

Fusion Power Associates honors LLNL scientists

Sep. 29, 2015 -  
The Fusion Power Associates (FPA) Board of Directors has selected Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) nuclear engineer Susana Reyes as the recipient of its 2015 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award. The FPA also will present a Special Award to LLNL fusion scientist Wayne Meier. The...

Researchers put pressure on hydrogen

Sep. 23, 2015 -  
A National Ignition Facility (NIF) experimental campaign may have unlocked scientific secrets behind how hydrogen becomes metallic at high pressure. “Hydrogen properties are still puzzling,” said Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicist Marius Millot. “In particular, back in 1935, it...

Experiments illuminate supersonic radiation flow

Sep. 9, 2015 -  
A multi-institutional team of scientists fired the 26th and final shot of the Pleiades experimental campaign at the National Ignition Facility last month. The campaign has created a new scientific foundation for the study of supersonic radiation flow in astrophysical phenomena and in inertial...