Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Shot Efficiency Helps Experiments Succeed

An important experimental campaign on NIF has been successfully completed, producing meaningful results that will help guide future experiments, thanks in part to the NIF Team’s dedicated efforts to boost the facility’s shot rate through efficiency improvements. Learn more »

Ignition: Taming Symmetry With the 2Shock

Physicists from Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories are answering an important question on an incredibly complicated problem—whether a spherical capsule can be kept almost perfectly symmetric as it implodes. Learn more »

Real-Time NAD Detector

Engineer Jaben Root installs a real-time neutron activation detector (NAD) assembly into a hole in the gunite that surrounds the NIF Target Chamber. The new detectors are monitored remotely, improving accuracy and saving time and money. Learn more »