Science and Technology Highlights

Lasers beaming into a gold rugby hohlraum holding an aluminum fuel capsule.
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Experiments using a hohlraum shaped like a rugby ball have significantly boosted the amount of laser-induced energy absorbed by an inertial confinement fusion fuel capsule.
A dwarf galaxy
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Lawrence Livermore nuclear scientists for the first time have accurately predicted the properties of polarized thermonuclear fusion.
The element zirconium
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New research reveals that the radioactive isotope zirconium-88 is an excellent neutron absorber.
Simulation of a fusion reactor
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LLNL's Center for Applied Scientific Computing collaborates with its fusion researchers.
Scientists talk at American Physics Society meeting social event
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The Laboratory was well represented at the recent 60th annual American Physical Society (APS) Division of Plasma Physics meeting.
Model of innate immune response
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Livermore and University of Vermont researchers are exploring how deep reinforcement learning can discover therapeutic drug strategies for sepsis.
An artist’s representation of a block copolymer vesicle
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Livermore scientists have created polymer-based membranes that mimic the architecture of cellular membranes.
Two-micron fill-tube
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A newly created two-micron-diameter fill tube solves a problem in inertial confinement fusion experiments.
The zirconium body-centered cubic lattice
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Scientists have discovered an unusual new type of phase transformation in the transition metal zirconium.
Field-responsive mechanical metamaterials
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Livermore researchers have introduced a new class of metamaterials that can nearly instantly respond and stiffen 3D-printed structures when exposed to a magnetic field.