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June 27, 2022
Breaking the strongest chemical bonds with laser shock compression
Livermore scientists have obtained high-precision thermodynamic data on warm dense nitrogen at extreme conditions.
June 22, 2022
Big advance reported in metasurfaces for antireflective optics coatings
LLNL researchers have reported a significant advance in broadband antireflective coatings applied to optics using nanostructure metasurface technology.
June 13, 2022
Physics-based cryptocurrency transmits energy (not just information) through bl…
Livermore researchers have devised a physics-based cryptocurrency that links electrical energy and blockchain technologies.
June 1, 2022
El Capitan testbed systems rank among top 200 of world’s most powerful computers
Three predecessor machines for Lawrence Livermore’s future exascale system El Capitan ranked highly on the latest Top500 List of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.
May 31, 2022
New target facility will help unlock plutonium’s secrets
The Laboratory recently installed a new plutonium target fabrication facility to improve our understanding of the physical characteristics of plutonium as it ages.
May 31, 2022
Watery Detective Story
Livermore scientists use isotope hydrology to sleuth out the source of an extensive water leak and clear an innocent suspect.
May 30, 2022
TRUly Well-Managed Waste
The Laboratory successfully manages generation, characterization, and shipment of transuranic waste from research and testing activities.
May 27, 2022
Beaming with Excellence
In 1972, Livermore created its unified Laser Program, enabling cutting-edge research in laser fusion systems that has led to a major fusion milestone.
May 16, 2022
Going beyond Mother Nature’s molecules to target radioactive metals
Livermore scientists and collaborators at Penn State University are improving natural molecules that would help target specific radioactive elements that are found in nuclear waste or used in nuclear medicine.
May 12, 2022
Hunga volcano comparable to Krakatoa
New research by an international team including a Livermore scientist demonstrates that the Hunga explosion was comparable in size to that of the 1883 Krakatoa eruption.