Posts tagged with "nuclear"


Warhead life extension passes key milestone

Jun. 28, 2018 -  
The program to extend the life of the W80 nuclear warhead recently achieved a significant milestone when the National Nuclear Security Administration ( NNSA ) gave passing grades to the plans to refurbish certain components and the proposed approach to developing component cost estimates. Passing...
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Lab team uses pulsed ion beams to probe radiation defect dynamics in nuclear materials

Aug. 26, 2016 -  
Materials scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed a novel experimental method to access the dynamic regime of radiation damage formation in nuclear and electronic materials. Their approach is based on using pulsed ion beams for measurements of defect lifetimes,...

NNSA completes removal of high security special nuclear material from the Laboratory

Sep. 21, 2012 -  
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on Friday announced that the last of the Security Category I/II special nuclear material items that required the highest level of security at the Laboratory have been removed. LLNL's primary mission will continue to be to ensure the safety,...

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory team achieves breakthrough detecting nuclear materials

Jan. 11, 2012 -  
When a young man was advised to pursue a career in plastics in the 1967 movie, "The Graduate," people could not have envisioned one of the material's uses developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists. In a key discovery, a team of LLNL researchers has developed the first...

NTI works to reduce danger of nuclear, bio and chemical weapons

Oct. 22, 2010 -  
The Washington, D.C.-based Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) combines the voices of its experts with projects to reduce the dangers from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons and material. That's the view of Lab employee Page Stoutland, who for the past seven months has been serving on a high-...