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April 2006


The Laboratory in the News

Bridging the Gap between Scientific Discovery and Solutions to National Needs
Commentary by Steven R. Patterson

Measuring Contact Stress inside Weapon Systems
New stress sensors allow researchers to measure loads inside weapon systems for the first time.

Transparent Ceramics Spark Laser Advances
A team of Livermore researchers is acquiring advanced transparent ceramics that can handle the high heat loads and optical requirements needed for high-power lasers.

Studying the Behavior of Crystal Deformation in Three Dimensions
Three-dimensional image correlation gives materials scientists a more accurate understanding of the behavior of single crystals.

An Accelerated Collaboration Meets with Beaming Success
A Livermore–Los Alamos collaboration tested key components for the Los Alamos DARHT Facility—an accelerator for producing intense x rays for flash radiography.

Patents and Awards

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