Science and Technology Highlights

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The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, the world's most sensitive dark matter detector, has passed a check-out phase of startup operations and delivered its first results.
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Livermore is partnering with Ampcera Inc. to develop solvent-free Laser Powder Bed Fusion additive manufacturing technologies for the fabrication of 3D-structured lithium battery cathodes.
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Livermore scientists have obtained high-precision thermodynamic data on warm dense nitrogen at extreme conditions.
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LLNL researchers have reported a significant advance in broadband antireflective coatings applied to optics using nanostructure metasurface technology.
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Livermore researchers have devised a physics-based cryptocurrency that links electrical energy and blockchain technologies.
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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.
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Livermore scientists use isotope hydrology to sleuth out the source of an extensive water leak and clear an innocent suspect.
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The Laboratory recently installed a new plutonium target fabrication facility to improve our understanding of the physical characteristics of plutonium as it ages.
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The Laboratory successfully manages generation, characterization, and shipment of transuranic waste from research and testing activities.
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In 1972, Livermore created its unified Laser Program, enabling cutting-edge research in laser fusion systems that has led to a major fusion milestone.