The Lawrence Livermore Nationality Laboratory (LLNL) was founded by the University of California in 1952. The US Department of Energy funds LLNL and is managed by Lawrence Livermore Nationality Security, LLC. LLNL's primary purpose is scientific research and investigations pertaining to national security, including weapons of mass destruction, non-destructive testing, nuclear power, all forms of energy including wind, solar and the like. LLNL is an expert on x-ray and the development of new techniques to evaluate radiation and a host of new imaging devices for testing devices.
Energy storage of the future
Personal electronics such as cell phones and laptops could get a boost from some of the lightest materials in the world.
LLNL researchers define boundaries for petawatt laser absorption
(Phys.org) —The absorption of petawatt (1015 watts) laser light by solid matter is a crucial problem that has been the subject of theoretical and experimental study for more than two decades. In a newly-published paper, ...
Where did all the xenon go?
(Phys.org) —The noble gas xenon should be found in terrestrial and Martian atmospheres, but researchers have had a hard time finding it.
Scientists suggest ocean warming in Southern Hemisphere underestimated
Using satellite observations and a large suite of climate models, Lawrence Livermore scientists have found that long-term ocean warming in the upper 700 meters of Southern Hemisphere oceans has likely been underestimated.
Fusion energy: NIF experiments show initial gain in fusion fuel
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 ...
Serendipitous holography reveals hidden cracks
In a recent article published in the Review of Scientific Instruments, a research team led by scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory describe a technique for 3D-image processing of a high-speed photograph of ...
Microbial detection array detects plague in ancient human remains
(Phys.org) —Scientists who study past pandemics, such as the 14th century Black Death that devastated much of Europe, might soon be turning to an innovative biological detection technology for some extra help.
Researchers build device to concentrate, purify and analyze the debris for radioactive gas products
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.
Identifying the many layers of a bug's design
(Phys.org) —Lawrence Livermore researchers have discovered additional "coats," or layers, of a bacterium spore found in the human gut that may give clues to how this organism develops, spreads and survives in extreme conditions.
Ultra-realistic radiation detection training without using radioactive materials
Training of first responders on the hazards of actual radiological and nuclear threats has been challenged by the difficulties of adequately representing those threats.