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Graphic of new NIF record yield of 1.3 megajoules: Credit John Jett

NIF Researchers on Threshold of Fusion Ignition

A NIF experiment in August made a significant step toward ignition, achieving a yield of more than 1.3 megajoules (MJ). This advancement puts researchers at the threshold of fusion ignition.


LLNL Research Chipped into Mobile Phones

The microprocessors at the heart of some of the world’s newest mobile phones and PCs were made possible in part by LLNL research spanning the last three decades.

Data-Driven Approaches to NIF Diagnostics

Su-Ann Chong’s meticulous organization and impressive work experience made the NIF&PS Summer Scholar an excellent match to work on neutron detection projects.

LLNL Scientists Honored as APS Fellows

NIF&PS physicists Tammy Ma and Tilo Döppner and Physical and Life Sciences physicist Xueqiao Xu have been named 2021 fellows of the American Physical Society.

Lighter-Than-Air Gold

LLNL researchers collaborated with target fabrication scientists to test storing, transporting, and mounting lighter-than-air gold aerogel “foam’ on targets at NIF.

Optical Components for World’s Newest Telescope

NIF’s state-of-the-art optical assembly building played a role in the making of the last shipment of optical filters for world’s newest telescope in the Vera C. Rubin Observatory.