The quality of the high-density carbon (HDC), or diamond, target capsule was a factor in NIF’s record-smashing 1.3-megajoule (MJ) energy-yield experiment. Fourth in a series.
New research examined entropy—the measure of internal energy per unit temperature that is unavailable for doing useful work—in NIF ICF experiments.
Natalie Shultz became enthralled with optics in high school. That led to her NIF&PS Summer Scholar Program project to help protect NIF’s final optics assembly.
A neodymium-doped fiber amplifier that doubles the capacity of fiber-optic cables is among many LLNL-developed ideas awarded technology commercialization funds.
LLNL researchers now have a better understanding of how strong the magnetic fields are during an ICF implosion at NIF.
LLNL’s seventh-annual Early and Mid-Career Recognition Program included five scientists whose work has made a significant impact on NIF & Photon Science research.