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December S&TR 2003 Magazine Cover

December
2003

The Laboratory in the News

Let There Be Light Sources
Commentary by William H. Goldstein

An Extraordinarily Bright Idea
With its record-shattering brightness, a new x-ray laser will revolutionize the imaging of proteins, viruses, and other biological materials.

Using Proton Beams to Create and Probe Plasmas
Streams of protons created by ultrashort pulses of laser light are proving surprisingly useful for generating and diagnosing plasmas.

Multigrid Solvers Do the Math Faster, More Efficiently
Livermore researchers are using a multigrid approach to develop new scalable linear solvers.

Predicting Stability for the High-Energy Buckyball
Computer models are helping scientists predict which fullerenes are the most stable.

Patents and Awards


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