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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.
Artist's comnception of cation adsorption
// S&T Highlights
Livermore scientists study ion size and shape's role in energy storage and water desalination technologies.
Two scientists in lab
// S&T Highlights
A cooperative research center that aims to develop vaccines for chlamydia has been established by the National Institutes of Health at Lawrence Livermore.
Asteroid simulation
// S&T Highlights
An interagency team of researchers led by Lawrence Livermore has completed the first ever in-depth investigation into how an asteroid would respond to a nuclear deflection attempt.
Journal cover with image of wind turbines
// Journal Covers
LLNL atmospheric researchers co-authored three publications describing the DOE’s Wind Forecast Improvement Project (WFIP2) and the Mesoscale to Microscale Coupling (MMC) project. WFIP2 is highlighted on the front cover of the September issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Astronaut next to American flag and rover on surface of moon
// S&T Highlights
A team of Lawrence Livermore scientists has challenged the long-standing theory that the moon experienced a period of intense meteorite bombardment about 3.8 billion years ago.