Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Unlocking the secrets of star creation

On April 1, 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope (link is external), now celebrating its 25th anniversary, captured the famous images of the "Pillars of Creation" in the Eagle Nebula. Twenty years later to the day, the NIF Team ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Astronomy
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Determining structural evolution under pressure

The study of material properties under the conditions of extreme high pressures and strain rates is very important for understanding meteor, asteroid or comet impacts, as well as in hyper velocity impact engineering and inertial ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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Thinner capsules yield faster implosions

In National Ignition Facility (NIF) inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments, the fusion fuel implodes at a high speed in reaction to the rapid ablation, or blow-off, of the outer layers of the target capsule. To reach ...

dateApr 27, 2015 in General Physics
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