Tarver honored with American Physical Society award

Feb. 24, 2021- 
Craig Tarver, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) retiree and consultant to the Lab’s Energetic Materials Center, has been honored with the American Physical Society’s (APS) 2021 George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award for “theoretical advancement of the understanding of shock-driven reactions and detonation in condensed phase explosives.” Since 1987, the award —...

NIF conducts first-ever shot with explosives

Jan. 26, 2021- 
The first-ever shot to study a high explosive sample was recently conducted at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world’s most energetic laser. The results from the shot included novel data that will help researchers unlock the mysteries of high-explosive (HE) chemistry and position Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to continue its legacy as a leader in HE science and...

Celebrating 25 years of high explosive research

May 22, 2014- 
This year,Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL)High Explosives Applications Facilit y (HEAF) celebrates a milestone - 25 years as a center of excellence for the research, development, synthesis, formulation and characterization of explosives.The creation of HEAF stemmed from the recognition that the high explosives (HE) facilities at the Lab were old and scattered across LLNL, and...

HEAF adds a major new capability

April 14, 2011- 
The High Explosives Applications Facility (HEAF) has activated an additional, higher velocity research gun to be used for shock physics research. Such guns are used to study the behavior of materials under sudden high pressure and temperatures.The new gas gun, which utilizes two stages, can launch a projectile to velocities of 8,000 meters/second. (In comparison, a typical rifle bullet is...