Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Low-Fill Hohlraums Improve Efficiency

Low-gas-fill hohlraums and diamond capsules have significantly reduced laser-plasma interactions in NIF implosions and improved efficiency in the conversion from laser energy to x rays. Learn more »

Automated System Tests Its 200th Target

NIF’s automated target proofing system recently completed leak-testing its 200th cryogenic target in a little more than a year, saving almost 1,500 hours of effort over the previous manual system. Learn more »

NIF Researchers Honored

Two LLNL researchers who work with NIF have been named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions. Learn more »