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Schematic diagram of "Frustraum"
// S&T Highlights
An angular hohlraum named “Frustraum” could become a key to the next stages of ICF research at the National Ignition Facility.
National Ignition Facility target chamber
// S&T Highlights
A research team has demonstrated that lead — a metal so soft that it is difficult to machine at ambient conditions — responds similarly to other much stronger metals when rapidly compressed at high pressure.
Scientist posing with another scientist on stage
// Recognition
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has won The Laser Institute (LIA)’s inaugural William M. Steen Award for the Academic & Public Sector.
Man holding award
// Recognition
LLNL’s Eyal Feigenbaum received the Alexander Glass Best Oral Presentation Award from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
Four scientists at computer terminal
// Recognition
Livermore researchers have garnered four awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide.
Artist's conception of Earth's interior
// S&T Highlights
Researchers have discovered that at thermodynamic conditions mimicking that of Earth’s core, argon can react with nickel, forming a stable argon-nickel (ArNi) compound.
Kim Budil
// Recognition
In recognition of outstanding achievements in both academia and public service, Kim Budil, principal associate director for Weapons and Complex Integration, has been honored by her alma mater with the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal from UC Davis’ College of Engineering.
Protein simulation
// S&T Highlights
Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratory are leading a collaboration that has developed a machine learning-based simulation for next-generation supercomputers capable of modeling protein interactions and mutations that play a role in many forms of cancer.
Fused siica metasurface
// S&T Highlights
A Livermore team has developed a Metasurface Laser Printing (MSLP) process that can produce adjustable, nanoscale (billionth of a meter) surface features with patterning that can be locally controlled and spatially modifiable across meter-sized substrates.
Supercomputer with mathematical simulations
// S&T Highlights
A Livermore team searched for 1 quadrillion “triangles”—relationships such as three-way connections between friends of friends on a social network—using 1 million processors on LLNL’s IBM BlueGene/Q Sequoia supercomputer.