Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

optics

Lab scientists successfully print glass optics

March 29, 2018 -  
For the first time, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have successfully 3D-printed optical-quality glasses, on par with commercial glass products currently available on the market. In a study published in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies , LLNL scientists and...
For article Martovetsky’s quest for carbon-free power endures at the world's  largest fusion experiment

Martovetsky’s quest for carbon-free power endures at the world's largest fusion experiment

March 30, 2018 -  
Growing up in Protvino, Russia, in the 1960s — home to the largest particle accelerator in the world when it launched in 1967­ — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist Nicolai Martovetsky quickly became fascinated with physics and math. “Protvino was one of the towns in Russia...
sepsis

Machine learning models could save lives through personalized sepsis diagnostics

April 4, 2018 -  
Researchers and clinicians may be able to track the progression of sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by an extreme reaction to infection, with more precision and confidence using machine learning models developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) in...
engine

Lab scientists optimizing high performance fuels for advanced internal combustion engines

March 20, 2018 -  
In support of the Department of Energy’s ( DOE ) Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists are developing models of high performance fuels to see how they would perform in advanced internal combustion engines. The DOE...
dubois

Breaking the Law: Lawrence Livermore, Department of Energy look to shatter Moore’s Law through quantum computing

March 19, 2018 -  
The laws of quantum physics impact daily life in rippling undercurrents few people are aware of, from the batteries in our smartphones to the energy generated from solar panels. As the Department of Energy ( DOE ) and its national laboratories explore the frontiers of quantum science, such as...
For article FSC earns 8th straight A in OPCW tests

FSC earns 8th straight A in OPCW tests

March 14, 2018 -  
During its 15 years as a certified laboratory for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a score of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) chemists have developed some first-rate habits. One of them is earning A grades on the organization's environmental proficiency...
For article Lab scientists to improve energy efficiency of copper catalysts that convert CO2 to methane

Lab scientists to improve energy efficiency of copper catalysts that convert CO2 to methane

March 8, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have received $1 million from the Department of Energy to improve the energy efficiency of copper-based catalysts to convert carbon dioxide into methane and other valuable hydrocarbon products. Led by LLNL’s Juergen Biener, the project will...
For article Lab employee and retiree named fellows

Lab employee and retiree named fellows

March 2, 2018 -  
Two researchers affiliated with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) -- a current employee and a retiree -- have been named fellows of the international Combustion Institute (CI). Bill Pitz, a combustion scientist in the Lab’s Materials Science Division, and Charlie Westbrook, a retired...
For article Earth’s core metals react well to electrons

Earth’s core metals react well to electrons

March 1, 2018 -  
At temperatures and pressures found on Earth’s surface, metallic elements are electropositive and lose their valence electrons to form positively charged cations. Metals have free electrons that naturally form compounds with electronegative elements. For example, iron reacts with oxygen to form...
electrolyte material

Scientists find 'frustration' in battery materials

Feb. 22, 2018 -  
Adding carbon atoms to a new type of solid lithium ion battery could make it charge faster and more safely. Solid-state lithium-ion batteries can provide dramatically improved safety, voltage and energy density compared with today’s batteries, which use liquid components. They could be used in...