Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Discovery Science Inspires Novel Diagnostics for NIF

Discovery Science Program researchers seeking to explore the physics of far-flung corners of the universe also have inspired many novel or enhanced scientific measurement tools now used at NIF. Learn more »


Two-micron Fill Tubes Fill Two Needs

NIF and General Atomics engineers have created an inertial confinement fusion (ICF) fuel capsule with a 2-micron-diameter fill tube—and along the way, found a solution to a dilemma that could have dramatically slowed the process of fabricating NIF capsules. Learn more »

Laser and ICF Pioneer Nuckolls Honored

Former LLNL director John Nuckolls, father of the Laboratory’s laser program and founder of the inertial confinement fusion (ICF) approach to studying thermonuclear fusion in the laboratory, is the 2018 recipient of the John S. Foster Jr. Medal. Learn more »