Scientists from LLNL and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) are working to improve polar direct drive neutron sources for use on NIF experiments.
At a virtual conference, representatives from NIF&PS and other high-power laser facilities around the world reported on continued progress of fusion research despite the past year’s added challenges.
NIF&PS’s Matthew Edwards is one of three LLNL postdoctoral appointees selected to attend the 70th annual Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting.
To improve understanding of ICF implosion performance, researchers have developed a compression scaling model benchmarked to 1D implosion simulations spanning a variety of relevant implosion designs.
A high-precision interferometer system, newly developed to measure the pressure dependence of the refractive index and its dispersion in diamond anvil cells, could become another important diagnostic tool for NIF experiments.
The L3-HAPLS, the world’s highest-average-power petawatt laser system designed and built by LLNL, reached a major milestone during a recent demonstration at the ELI Beamlines Research Center.