Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

NIF Experiments Close In on Burning Plasma

Recent experiments at NIF have shown that the “burning plasma” stage needed for achieving ignition may be within reach.
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An Optical Revolution for X-Ray Imaging

Scientists from LLNL, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, NASA, and Sandia built an optical instrument for imaging pulsed-power x-ray sources. Learn more »


A “Steadfast Supporter” of NIF

The late-Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher was remembered as a longtime champion of NIF in the Livermore Valley, in Washington D.C., and beyond. Learn more »