Posts tagged with "NIF"

Orion spacecraft

NASA taps Livermore photon scientists for heat-shield research

Oct. 27, 2014 -  
Researchers in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's NIF & Photon Science Directorate are working with NASA Ames Research Center at Moffet Field, California on the development of technology to simulate re-entry effects on the heat shield for the Orion spacecraft , NASA's next crewed...
For article LLNL to play key role in 10 petawatt laser project

LLNL to play key role in 10 petawatt laser project

Oct. 8, 2014 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has once again been selected to support the development and construction of an ultra-intense laser system for the European Union's Extreme Light Infrastructure Beamlines (ELI-Beamlines) in the Czech Republic. A consortium led by National Energetics Inc. , in...
For article Susana Reyes assumes chair of American Nuclear Society Fusion Energy Division

Susana Reyes assumes chair of American Nuclear Society Fusion Energy Division

Oct. 1, 2014 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) nuclear engineer Susana Reyes has assumed the 2014-15 chairmanship of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Fusion Energy Division, following her election as vice chair in 2012. Reyes has more than 12 years of experience in international fusion projects...
For article From RAGS to riches

From RAGS to riches

Sept. 25, 2014 -  
The Radiochemical Analysis of Gaseous Samples (RAGS) is a true trash to treasure story, turning debris from the National Ignition Facility's (NIF) target chamber into valuable data that helps to shape future experiments. The RAGS diagnostic, developed for NIF by Sandia National Laboratories and...
For article Right on target

Right on target

Sept. 23, 2014 -  
Dozens of employees gathered on Friday to celebrate two important milestones achieved by the NIF & Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate's and Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate's Target Fabrication team. Target Fabrication Manager Alex Hamza welcomed the crowd and kicked off...
For article Edward Moses to lead Giant Magellan Telescope Organization

Edward Moses to lead Giant Magellan Telescope Organization

Sept. 3, 2014 -  
Ed Moses, a longtime scientific leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been appointed by the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) as president of their organization, effective Oct. 2, 2014. "Ed is ideally positioned and qualified for this scientific leadership role,"...
For article Peering into giant planets from in and out of this world

Peering into giant planets from in and out of this world

July 17, 2014 -  
Lawrence Livermore scientists for the first time have experimentally re-created the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets, such as Jupiter, Uranus and many of the planets recently discovered outside our solar system. Researchers can now re-create and accurately measure material properties...
For article Wisoff selected as principal associate director for NIF & Photon Science

Wisoff selected as principal associate director for NIF & Photon Science

June 10, 2014 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein has named Peter J.K. "Jeff" Wisoff the principal associate director for the Lab's National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (PAD/NIF&PS) directorate. The appointment is effective immediately. Wisoff has been acting PAD/NIF...
For article NIF experiments show initial gain in fusion fuel

NIF experiments show initial gain in fusion fuel

Feb. 19, 2014 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Ignition -- the process of releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of energy used to confine the fuel -- has long been considered the "holy grail" of inertial confinement fusion science. A key step along the path to ignition is to have "fuel gains" greater...
For article NIF experimental campaign highlighted by Physical Review Letters

NIF experimental campaign highlighted by Physical Review Letters

Feb. 10, 2014 -  
Demonstrating the controlled fusing of deuterium and tritium (hydrogen isotopes), such that more energy is produced than is used to create the fusions, is one of the stated goals of the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Two papers published Feb. 5 in Physical Review Letters describe the "high-foot...