Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Sharing world-premier capabilities

Put our wide-ranging capabilities to use in your research

Sharing word-premier capabilities

Put our wide-ranging capabilities to use in your research

Physical and Life Sciences Division user facilities include LLNL scientific instruments and computational capabilities that are made available to collaborating researchers and institutions. User facilities provide world-premier, one-of-a-kind capabilities to the broader scientific community.

Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS) 

Contact:   Nanette Sorensen
CAMS is a signature facility of LLNL that uses diverse analytical techniques and state of the art instrumentation, to develop and apply unique, ultra-sensitive isotope ratio measurement and ion beam analytical techniques to address a broad spectrum of scientific needs important to the Laboratory and the nation. CAMS hosts a 10-MV FN tandem Van de Graaff accelerator, a NEC 1-MV tandem accelerator and a soon to be commissioned 250KV single stage AMS deck to perform up to 25,000 AMS measurement per year, as well as a a NEC 1.7-MV tandem accelerator for ion beam analysis and microscopy. CAMS activities have broad ranging scientific impact while contributing to LLNL mission needs.

Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF) 

Contact:   Beth Mariotti
The Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF) is a unique laser user facility for research in High Energy Density science. Its three diverse laser platforms offer researchers a wide range of capabilities to produce and explore states of matter under extreme conditions of high density, pressure, and temperature. Titan is a dual-beam platform with a nanosecond, kJ long-pulse beam and a femtosecond, petawatt short-pulse beam derived from a neodymium-glass laser system. Janus is also based on the same neodymium-glass laser system but configured for operation with two nanosecond, kJ beams. COMET is a neodymium-glass laser system designed for the generation of laboratory X-ray lasers. You may submit a proposal for laser time.

Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI) 

Contact:   Karl Taylor
The PCMDI mission is to develop improved methods and tools for the diagnosis and intercomparison of general circulation models (GCMs) that simulate the global climate. The need for innovative analysis of GCM climate simulations is apparent, as increasingly more complex models are developed, while the disagreements among these simulations and relative to climate observations remain significant and poorly understood. The nature and causes of these disagreements must be accounted for in a systematic fashion in order to confidently use GCMs for simulation of putative global climate change. We are primarily funded by the Regional and Global Climate Modeling (RGCM)  Program and the Atmospheric System Research  (ASR) Program of the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division  of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research (BER)  program.

National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) 

Contact:   Gayle Sugiyama
NARAC provides tools and services to the Federal Government, that map the probable spread of hazardous material accidentally or intentionally released into the atmosphere. NARAC provides atmospheric plume predictions in time for an emergency manager to decide if taking protective action is necessary to protect the health and safety of people in affected areas. NARAC is a national support and resource center for planning, real-time assessment, emergency response, and detailed studies of incidents involving a wide variety of hazards, including nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological, and natural emissions.

Joint Genome Institute (JGI) 

Contact:  Crystal Jaing
The JGI is a high-throughput genome sequencing and analysis facility dedicated to the genomics of nonmedical microbes, microbial communities, plants, fungi and other targets relevant to DOE mission areas in clean energy generation, climate change, and environmental sciences. Scientists from the Applied Genomics group support key missions of JGI by performing DNA sequencing experiments and sequencing data analysis utilizing unique molecular biology skills and state-of-the-art instrumentation.