Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


The Laboratory in the News

Important Progress on a Scientific Grand Challenge
Commentary by William H. Goldstein

A Significant Achievement on the Path to Ignition
A new shape for the laser pulse used in ignition experiments at the National Ignition Facility is taming long-standing instabilities and producing record levels of alpha-particle self-heating in the fusion fuel.

Particle Detection Technology with a New National Security Mission
An innovative time projection chamber measures neutron-induced fission cross sections for actinides with unprecedented accuracy.

Tangled Nanotubes Ease Identification of Trace Chemicals
Engineering a tangle of twice-coated carbon nanotubes provides a sensitive method for detecting trace amounts of toxic chemicals.

Discerning Humanity’s Imprint on Rainfall Patterns
Livermore researchers link global changes in precipitation to human activities.