Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



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  • National Ignition Facility & Photon Science—Science on a Mission

    The National Ignition Facility is the world premiere institution of nuclear science. Since 2009, NIF has been home to the world’s largest and most energetic laser.

    Physics

  • How Does the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Work?

    Scientists rely on AMS to count the number of rare radioactive atoms in a sample, frequently using this information to find out how old a sample is.

    Atmosphere & Earth

  • The Dawn of an Optical Revolution | S&TR Preview

    Combining optics design and additive manufacturing technology, Livermore creates a new class of functionally graded optical materials.

    Materials Science

  • What will happen during an earthquake?

    A new simulation from LLNL provides the highest level of detail ever achieved when simulating what might happen in the wake of a Hayward fault earthquake.

    Atmosphere & Earth

  • What Can Algae Do For Us?

    Three scientists explain what algae are and why they’re interesting to scientists and the world.

    Bioscience & Biotechnology

  • S&TR Preview: The Game-Changing Telescope

    As the revolutionary Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) breaks ground, scientists move closer to solving universal mysteries.

    Physics

  • Turning ocean water into drinking water

    LLNL researchers are finding ways to make it cheaper and easier to desalinate ocean water.

    Bioscience & Biotechnology

  • Learn about carbon fiber composites during LLNL webinar

    LLNL scientist James Lewicki discusses an extraordinary innovation in 3D printing: high-performance carbon fiber composites.

    Materials Science

  • Is dark matter similar to the Force?

    Explore the similarities and differences between dark matter and the Force and find out why LLNL studies dark matter.

    Nuclear & Chemical

  • Protein analysis with human hair

    Researchers have developed the first-ever biological identification method that exploits the information encoded in proteins of human hair.

    Nuclear & Chemical

  • Creating and studying nanoscale materials

    At LLNL’s Nanoscale Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory, teams of experts design, fabricate, and characterize materials with nanometer-scale structural components.

    Materials Science

  • S&TR Preview: Reducing reliance on critical materials

    Livermore researchers are supporting efforts to limit the need for rare-earth elements in U.S. clean-energy technologies.

    Materials Science

  • Toward preventative treatment of osteoarthritis

    LLNL scientists discuss research that will help doctors better treat the onset of arthritis after a high-impact injury.

    Bioscience & Biotechnology

  • S&TR Preview: Understanding materials at the nanoscale

    Six projects funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences showcase Livermore’s expertise in materials science research.

    Materials Science

  • Creating a tiny human body on a chip

    Go “Inside the Lab” to learn about the iChip (In-vitro Chip-based Human Investigational Platform) project at LLNL.

    Bioscience & Biotechnology

  • S&TR Preview: Smashing materials to reveal unusual behavior

    With enough heat and pressure, scientists can turn pencil lead (graphite), one of Earth’s softest materials, into diamond, one of its hardest.

    Physics

  • The grandfather of today’s climate models

    From LLNL’s earliest days, large computers simulated three classes of fluid dynamics problems: weapons explosions, the plasmas contained in magnetic fusion energy machines, and stellar physics.

    Atmosphere & Earth

  • How we 3D-print aerogel

    A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis, and separations.

    Materials Science

  • Carbon nanotube fabric repels chemical, biological agents

    LLNL scientists and collaborators are developing a new military uniform material that repels chemical and biological agents using a novel carbon nanotube fabric.

    Bioscience & Biotechnology

  • Meet Livermore Chemist Dawn Shaughnessy

    Dawn Shaughnessy leads the experimental nuclear and radiochemistry group and is the principal investigator for the heavy element group at the Livermore Lab.

    Nuclear & Chemical

  • Movie-mode electron microscope captures nanoscale processes

    A new instrument developed by LLNL scientists and engineers captures billionth-of-a-meter-scale images with frame rates more than 100,000 times faster than those of conventional techniques.

    Materials Science