Science and Technology Highlights

Artist's conception of liquid water under extreme compression
// HEDS, S&T Highlights
A team of theorists from Livermore has solved a long-standing puzzle in the nucleation of a high-pressure phase of ice known as ice VII.
Video window for National Ignition Facility
// Lasers & Optics, S&T Highlights

Take a peek inside the National Ignition Facility, the world’s largest and most energetic laser, to see how we develop and execute some of the most complex experiments conducted anywhere.

Artist’s illustration of a new optical fiber
// Lasers & Optics, S&T Highlights
LLNL has received two significant awards that will help advance the next stage of developing fiber-optic cable technology.
3D image of microscopic cracks in nickel alloy
// AM, S&T Highlights
Scientists have for the first time captured 3D images of microscopic cracks in metal caused by exposure to hydrogen, also known as hydrogen embrittlement.
Image capture of metal 3D printing
// AM, LDRD, S&T Highlights
Researchers are exploring machine learning to process the data obtained during 3D builds.
Schematic view of capsule support system
// HEDS, S&T Highlights
Two new experimental techniques are shedding new light on the effects of hydrodynamic instabilities in NIF inertial confinement fusion implosions.
Anna Belle holding probes
// BIO, LDRD, S&T Highlights
The Laboratory has developed a new technique that enhances the performance of its flexible thin-film biological sensors,
A colorized scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli (E. coli).
// BIO, S&T Highlights
Multi-institutional research team develops a new system to control gene expression in laboratory bacteria.
Nanoporous gold structure
// AM, LDRD, S&T Highlights
Combining 3D printing through extrusion-based direct ink writing and an alloying and dealloying process, researchers have engineered nanoporous gold.
Scientist in front of the CMS detector
// HEDS, S&T Highlights
A research team announced the discovery of the Higgs boson particle transforming into bottom quarks as it decays.