Science and Technology Highlights

Diagram of NIF supercamera
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When a fast x-ray camera was successfully coupled to a sophisticated x-ray optic and mounted recently in NIF, it brought powerful new diagnostic capabilities to the world’s highest-energy laser system.
Félicie Albert prepares the tabletop-sized Titan laser system
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The development and potential applications of laser wakefield acceleration-driven light sources are featured in an article in the January issue of Optics & Photonics News.
An artistic rendering of the interface between a photoabsorbing material and an aqueous electrolyte
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Livermore researchers and colleagues have developed an integrated theory-experiment technique to interrogate chemistry at solid/liquid interfaces, with the goal of developing better methods of generating hydrogen fuel from solar power.
Artist conception of 3D-printed woodpile lattices with submicron features
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Livermore researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography, a 3D printing technique that produces features smaller than one-hundredth the width of a human hair.
Microbe colonies growing in a Petri dish.
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Livermore scientists are studying a new “tunable” biosurfactant that is environmentally friendly and can have broad industrial utility.
Three scientists examine an injection vial
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A Lawrence Livermore biomedical technology that can deliver vaccines and drugs inside the human body has been licensed for use in cancer treatments.
Heather Enright (left) and Anna Belle hold the brain-on-a-chip device and a microelectrode array.
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Livermore scientists and engineers have developed a “brain-on-a-chip” device aimed at testing and predicting the effects of biological and chemical agents, disease, or pharmaceutical drugs on the brain.
Graphic of carbon capture process
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Livermore scientists have developed a new CO2 separation technology using molten hydroxide.
Stills from film of nuclear test
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Lawrence Livermore researchers released 62 newly declassified videos of atmospheric nuclear tests films that have never before been seen by the public.
The High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System
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The L3-HAPLS (High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System), developed by Livermore, has been installed at the ELI Beamlines Research Center in the Czech Republic.