Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

Jones

Meet Ivy Krystal Jones

Feb. 3, 2017 -  
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory postdocs and graduate scholars. The postdoc program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides opportunities for postdocs to conduct world-class research in an...

Plate tectonics go to the core

Jan. 30, 2017 -  
The heat from Earth’s core has a significant effect on tectonic plate movement. The new research challenges the previous school of thought that movement of Earth’s tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. The team, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...
Tom Braun

Meet Tom Braun

Jan. 27, 2017 -  
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) postdocs and graduate scholars. ___________________ Full Name: Tom Braun Hometown: Berlin, Germany Education: Braun received his master’s degree in physics from...
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Lab pulsed-ion beam experiments reveal radiation damage processes in silicon

Jan. 24, 2017 -  
Materials scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have used a novel pulsed-ion-beam method to identify mechanisms of radiation defect formation in silicon. The research could have implications for improvements in modern electronics performance. Understanding radiation defects in...
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Carbon-free energy from solar water splitting

Jan. 23, 2017 -  
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist and collaborators are fine tuning the mechanisms to generate hydrogen from water and sunlight. Hydrogen production offers a promising approach for producing scalable and sustainable carbon-free energy. The key to a successful solar-to-fuel...

Meet Madison Martin

Jan. 20, 2017 -  
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory postdocs and graduate scholars. _________ Full name: Madison Martin Hometown: Cooper City, Florida Educational background: Martin received a bachelor’s degree in math and...

Recreating conditions inside stars in the laboratory with compact lasers

Jan. 17, 2017 -  
Using compact lasers, a team including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists has created pressures more than a billion atmospheres, equivalent to the pressure in the center of a star. These conditions of extreme pressure and energy density have previously been created in the...
nanoporus gold

Going inside to get a more efficient catalyst

Jan. 10, 2017 -  
New research shows that the phases that nano-structured materials go through to become an efficient catalyst are as good as gold. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) material scientist Juergen Biener and collaborators found that by restructuring nanoporous gold alloys they become more...
Mukul Kumar

Lab materials scientist accepts joint appointment with Washington State

Jan. 6, 2017 -  
Staff scientist Mukul Kumar from the Materials Engineering Division will serve a joint position with both Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Washington State University (WSU). This is only the third joint appointment for LLNL. Joint appointments tie both institutions together in a...
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Astronomers discover cosmic double whammy

Jan. 5, 2017 -  
Astronomers have discovered a cosmic one-two punch unlike any ever seen before. Two of the most powerful phenomena in the universe, a supermassive black hole and the collision of giant galaxy clusters, have combined to create a stupendous cosmic particle accelerator. By combining data from NASA’s...