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// Recognition

LLNL employees, participating in five project teams, were recognized with Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary’s Honor Awards.

Laboratory employees in front of a gas chromatography mass spectrometer
// S&T Highlights

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team has uncovered a new thermal decomposition pathway for an important explosive compound.

LLNL researcher Nitish Govindarajan sits at table
// S&T Highlights

A multi-disciplinary team used chemical transient kinetics and microkinetic modeling to understand a key reaction in electrochemical CO2 conversion.

The spent target assembly is reported in the cover article of Physical Review Letters
// S&T Highlights

The details of the historic Dec. 5, 2022, fusion ignition experiment are presented in the Feb. 5, 2024, issue of Physical Review Letters.

LLNL scientist Xavier Mayali sits in a laboratory
// S&T Highlights

New research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of Oklahoma, and other collaborators significantly changes how we understand the global nitrogen cycle.

Defense Programs Award of Excellence graphic
// S&T Highlights

Seven teams of LLNL researchers were honored with the Defense Programs Award of Excellence for their outstanding contributions.

Graphic depicting structural components of plants being broken down into simple sugars by enzymes
// S&T Highlights

A research team sheds new light on how to access the sugars locked up in plant materials in order to convert byproducts into new feedstocks.

Dayne Fratanduono, deputy NIF director leading the effort for the enhanced yield capability, stands in a critical spot under the NIF beamline.
// S&T Highlights

Studies using recent ignition experiments indicate such an upgrade in laser energy could increase fusion output by a factor of 10, resulting in yields in the 30 MJ range.

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// S&T Highlights

Scientists at LLNL have found that synthetic antibacterial minerals exhibit potent antibacterial activity against topical MRSA infections and increase the rate of wound closure.

Illustrative graphic of the Earth's core
// S&T Highlights

Researchers combined lasers and X-ray diffraction methods to examine how different crystal structures of iron are related to each other.