Researchers are installing new high-quality fused silica debris shields to cut the rate of optics damage. This should increase NIF’s shot rate, and enhance the drive toward fusion ignition.
When NIF&PS structural engineer Brian Berman recovered from an injury and illness that sidelined him for two years, he was determined to take the road less traveled—literally.
A new machine learning-based approach that combines simulation and experimental data for ICF experiments is more accurate than simulations alone.
Shockless compression experiments at NIF and Sandia’s Z machine established new high-precision measurements of gold and platinum when squeezed to 1 terapascal.
The quest for fusion energy and an innovative technique to protect NIF’s optical components from laser damage inspired a new high-speed 3D manufacturing technology.
LLNL and Sandia National Laboratories are continuing their long-standing collaboration on diagnostic advancements for the nation’s premier high energy density research facilities.