Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



July 11, 2018

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Experimental Highlights

NIF Sets New Laser Energy Record

The NIF laser system has set a new record, firing 2.15 megajoules (MJ) of energy to its Target Chamber—a 15 percent improvement over NIF’s design specification of 1.8 MJ, and more than 10 percent higher than the previous 1.9 MJ energy record set in March 2012. Read more...


Artist's Impression of a Super-Earth

Studies Provide New Insights into the Formation of ‘Super-Earths’

Recent experiments suggest that the early-stage formation of extrasolar Earth-like planets could result in the presence of liquid water near the surface, as well as a magnetic magma ocean at the core. Read more...
L3-HAPLS Laser Installed in ELI Beamlines

LLNL-Developed Petawatt Laser System Ready for Experiments

The L3-HAPLS advanced petawatt laser system has been declared fully integrated and operational at the ELI Beamlines Research Center in the Czech Republic. Read more...
Simulation of Rayleigh-Taylor Instability

Paper Reports on NIF Hydrodynamic Instability Studies

Recent experiments designed to improve understanding and control of hydrodynamic (fluid) instabilities in NIF implosions also shed light on many astrophysical phenomena. Read more...
Tammy Ma

Tammy Ma Selected for DOE Early Career Award

NIF & Photon Science plasma physicist Tammy Ma has been named a recipient of the prestigious Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Program. Read more...