Doubling creation of antimatter using same laser energy

March 3, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have achieved a near 100 percent increase in the amount of antimatter created in the laboratory. Using targets with micro-structures on the laser interface, the team shot a high-intensity laser through them and saw a 100 percent increase in the amount of antimatter (also known as positrons). The research appears in Applied Physics...

New X-ray analysis method opens the door to researching an elusive class of proteins

Feb. 13, 2014- 
An international team of researchers has demonstrated a new method for studying the structure of proteins that could lead to important advances in biology and other fields. For the first time, protein crystals have been studied in two dimensions at room temperature with X-rays, using a new technique that could open the door for scientists to learn more about an important class of proteins...

X-ray imaging of biomolecules technology awarded $25 million

Nov. 8, 2013- 
This is the first Science and Technology Center grant UB has received. With the grant, UB and its partner institutions will establish the Biology with X-ray Free Electron Lasers (BioXFEL) research center, headquartered in Buffalo. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a partner institution of the BioXFEL center.The BioXFEL (pronounced bio-x-fell) center will focus on developing...

Lab researchers achieve record pressure for solid iron

Aug. 9, 2013- 
Iron is the most abundant element in Earth's core and the sixth most abundant element in the universe. As a key component of terrestrial planets and exoplanets, iron has been one of the most studied materials under extreme conditions.In a series of campaigns led by the Lab's Yuan Ping using the OMEGA laser at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester...

'Science on Saturday' lecture examines the extreme X-ray universe

Jan. 31, 2013- 
"The Extreme X-ray Universe: Discovery Science with NASA's NuSTAR Mission," by Lab scientists Michael Pivovaroff and Bill Craig, and Granada High School teacher Tom Sheffler is the second in the Science on Saturday series to be held Feb. 2 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Two presentations will be offered -- 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft, launched in June 2012...

Lawrence Livermore researchers delve into airborne particulates

June 27, 2012- 
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore researchers and international collaborators have peered into the makeup of complex airborne particulate matter so small that it can be transported into human lungs -- usually without a trace. The structure of micron-size particulate matter is important in a wide range of fields from toxicology to climate science (tobacco smoke and oil smoke particles...

New issue of Science & Technology Review focuses on brightest X-rays

Jan. 13, 2011- 
The January/February 2011 issue of Science & Technology Review is now online. This issue's feature article "Groundbreaking Science with the World's Brightest X Rays," reports on how Livermore researchers are conducting some of the first experiments on the Linac Coherent Light Source, which generates X-ray pulses more than a billion times brighter than ever before produced. In addition, a...