Posts tagged with "NIF"

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...
For article NIF's Operations Support Building awarded LEED certification

NIF's Operations Support Building awarded LEED certification

March 14, 2012 -  
The Operations Support Building (OSB) in Bldg. 581 has achieved certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. The OSB, which houses the new Target Alignment System and Final Optics Damage Inspection System alignment labs as well as optics...
For article NIF achieves record ramp-compression pressures

NIF achieves record ramp-compression pressures

Dec. 9, 2011 -  
In the first university-based planetary science experiment at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), researchers have gradually compressed a diamond sample to a record pressure of 50 megabars (50 million times Earth's atmospheric pressure). By replicating the conditions believed to exist in the...
For article World's largest laser sets records for neutron yield and laser energy

World's largest laser sets records for neutron yield and laser energy

Nov. 8, 2010 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- The National Nuclear Security Administration's National Ignition Facility (NIF) has set world records for neutron yield from laser-driven fusion fuel capsules and laser energy delivered to inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets. NIF researchers will report on these and other...
For article Lab's science and engineering a hit at two-day DC festival

Lab's science and engineering a hit at two-day DC festival

Oct. 25, 2010 -  
From children and parents getting their first understanding of fusion ignition, to students and educators looking for ways to meet the planet's energy needs - the Lab's booth proved to be a popular spot at the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival Saturday and Sunday in Washington D.C....
For article LLNL to participate in Science Expo on the National Mall in Washington DC

LLNL to participate in Science Expo on the National Mall in Washington DC

Oct. 19, 2010 -  
On October 23 and 24, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will join hundreds of other research institutions, universities, high-tech industries, professional societies, museums and science centers in a two-day expo on the National Mall in Washington, DC, held as part of the first-ever USA...
For article National Ignition Facility wins prestigious 2010 project of the year award

National Ignition Facility wins prestigious 2010 project of the year award

Oct. 11, 2010 -  
LIVERMORE, CA - Citing groundbreaking technical achievement and exemplary management, the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the first laser expected to achieve fusion ignition in a laboratory setting, has been awarded the Project Management Institute's (PMI's) 2010 Project of the Year. The award,...
For article NNSA and LLNL announce first successful integrated experiment at NIF

NNSA and LLNL announce first successful integrated experiment at NIF

Oct. 6, 2010 -  
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced that the National Ignition Facility (NIF) recently completed its first integrated ignition experiment. In the test, the 192-beam laser system fired 1 megajoule of...