Science and Technology Highlights

Brain image from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data
// BIO, HPC, S&T Highlights
Livermore will use high-performance computing in partnership with other national labs and universities to improve the scientific understanding and treatment of traumatic brain industry.
The L3-HAPLS laser system
// Lasers & Optics, S&T Highlights, TECH TRANSFER
The L3-HAPLS advanced petawatt laser system has been declared fully integrated and operational at the ELI Beamlines Research Center.
LLNL's Sierra supercomputer
// HPC, S&T Highlights
Lawrence Livermore’s next-generation supercomputer, Sierra, is the third-fastest computing system in the world, according to the TOP500 list.
Rendering of the inside of NIF's target chamber
// HEDS, S&T Highlights
An experimental campaign at the National Ignition Facility has achieved double the previous record neutron yield and fusion energy output.
Map of San Francisco electricity grid
// E&A, HPC, S&T Highlights
Livermore is working to develop and commercialize a tool capable of performing coupled simulations of transmission and distribution grids.
Engineers work on a cubesat.
// Lasers & Optics, S&T Highlights
Livermore researchers are developing new instruments and operational principles for a type of nanosatellite called CubeSat.
Three scientists in front of a crystalline material simulation image
// HPC, LDRD, NCI, S&T Highlights
Using machine learning, evolutionary algorithms, and other advanced computational techniques, researchers at Lawrence Livermore have successfully modeled how atoms are arranged between the crystals that make up most materials.
Scientist working at spectrometry system.
// NCI, S&T Highlights
Livermore and Texas A&M scientists gain a better understanding of how radiation defects form
Artist's representation of neitron beta decay
// HPC, LDRD, NCI, S&T Highlights
A new calculation of nucleon axial coupling offers insights into the properties of neutrons.
U.S. Naval vessel
// AM, S&T Highlights
Livermore researchers are collaborating with the U.S. Navy on 3D-printing critical replacement parts.