Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


The Laboratory in the News

Empowering Research in Mission-Relevant Basic Science
Commentary by Dona Crawford

Science on a Grand Scale
Through Grand Challenges, some 15 to 20 projects a year gain access to extraordinary computer resources to spur scientific discovery.

Biofuel Breakthrough with Engineered Bacteria
Livermore scientists uncover a gene that enables bacteria to survive in the harsh ionic-liquid solvents used in biofuel production.

Supercapacitors Yield Energetic Secrets
Groundbreaking experiments show that supercapacitor electrodes undergo profound changes during operation.

Under Pressure: Granular Studies with Immeasurable Implications
Laser experiments on tantalum using high pressures and strain rates have proved that the benchmark Hall–Petch equation does not hold true under all conditions.