Part 9: Having blazed the path to fusion ignition at NIF, LLNL researchers are making plans for sustained, and even higher, nuclear yields to enable and expand applications for stockpile stewardship and basic science research (For previous stories, see The Age of Ignition: Inside NIF’s Fusion Breakthrough).
Just published in Nature: An international research team conducted experiments at NIF that offer important implications for astrophysics and nuclear fusion research.
The Krell Institute has awarded LLNL physicist Tammy Ma with its 2023 James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building, and Communication.
Attendees at this year’s NIF and JLF User Groups Meeting celebrated LLNL’s fusion ignition breakthrough, but also kept their focus on the bright future of HED science research.
Part 8: The targets used in NIF experiments are marvels of engineering, but to exceed LLNL’s milestone ignition shot, an even higher level of perfection may be needed.
Two LLNL physicists joined colleagues from Germany, Sweden, and the UK as co-authors of a Physics of Plasmas paper summarizing current research on warm dense matter.
Researchers are using NIF’s unique capabilities in a renewed experimental campaign to confirm elusive post-diamond phases of carbon.
Time named physicist Annie Kritcher one of the world’s 100 most influential people for her role as principal designer of the historic fusion ignition shot at NIF.
Tri-Valley business and civic leaders honored LLNL’s fusion ignition team for its “game-changing” breakthrough.