Posts tagged with "NIF"

For article Edward Moses to lead Fusion Ignition Science and Applications research effort -- Jeff Wisoff appointed acting principal associate director of NIF & Photon Science

Edward Moses to lead Fusion Ignition Science and Applications research effort -- Jeff Wisoff appointed acting principal associate director of NIF & Photon Science

Oct. 1, 2013 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Edward Moses, the principal associate director for the National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate, will be taking a new position to lead a two-year effort to explore the science and applications of ignition, including the commercial prospects for...
For article Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at LLNL's National Ignition Facility

Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at LLNL's National Ignition Facility

Aug. 26, 2013 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- In the early morning hours of Aug.13, Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility (NIF) focused all 192 of its ultra-powerful laser beams on a tiny deuterium-tritium filled capsule. In the nanoseconds that followed, the capsule imploded and released a neutron yield of...
For article D2T3 to join the ranks at National Ignition Facility

D2T3 to join the ranks at National Ignition Facility

Aug. 7, 2013 -  
A new employee will soon be added to the roster of those working on Level 2 of the National Ignition Facility's (NIF) Target Bay. His name is D2T3, and his duties will be a bit different than his colleagues'. D2T3 -- named for the hydrogen isotopes that serve as fuel for NIF's fusion targets -- is...

NIF transitions to international science facility; Jeff Atherton named NIF director

May 2, 2013 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - L. Jeffrey (Jeff) Atherton has been named director of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory , Director Parney Albright announced Monday. Effective May 1, Atherton will take on the role of director as NIF , the world's largest and most...
For article National Academies recommend high priority for work on Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility

National Academies recommend high priority for work on Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility

Feb. 22, 2013 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- A report issued by the National Research Council highlights the significant impact of successful development of inertial fusion energy (IFE), and recommends priorities for future research in this area. As noted in this National Academies' report, "The potential benefits of...
For article NIF diagnostics described at American Chemical Society meeting

NIF diagnostics described at American Chemical Society meeting

Aug. 28, 2012 -  
Laboratory researchers gave presentations about the National Ignition Facility's diagnostic equipment in a symposium organized by LLNL's Dawn Shaughnessy at the American Chemical Society's Meeting on Materials for Health and Medicine Aug. 19-23. Carol Velsco and LLNL colleagues described the...
For article NIF team wins esteemed plasma physics award

NIF team wins esteemed plasma physics award

July 19, 2012 -  
A far-reaching discovery about laser-matter interaction with important implications for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) has led to the selection of a team of researchers named recipients of the 2012 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research. The award, established by the...
For article National Ignition Facility makes history with record 500 terawatt shot

National Ignition Facility makes history with record 500 terawatt shot

July 12, 2012 -  
LIVERMORE, CA. - Fifteen years of work by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility (NIF) team paid off on July 5 with a historic record-breaking laser shot. The NIF laser system of 192 beams delivered more than 500 trillion watts (terawatts or TW) of peak power and 1...
For article LLNL highlighted in upcoming television lineup

LLNL highlighted in upcoming television lineup

March 29, 2012 -  
An 8-10-minute segment about NIF and the progress toward ignition is scheduled to air on "CBS Sunday Morning" Sunday, April 1; the program begins at 6 a.m. Pacific time. New York Times technology columnist and CBS News contributor David Pogue and a CBS camera crew visited NIF on March 8 to prepare...
For article Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility achieves  record laser energy in pursuit of fusion ignition

Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility achieves record laser energy in pursuit of fusion ignition

March 21, 2012 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- The National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world's most energetic laser, surpassed a critical milestone in its efforts to meet one of modern science's greatest challenges: achieving fusion ignition and energy gain in a laboratory setting. NIF's 192 lasers fired in perfect unison...