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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

5/18/2011 10:18:38 AM | Materials | 0 comments
New form of girl's best friend is lighter than ever
By combining high pressure with high temperature, Livermore researchers have created a nanocyrstalline diamond aerogel that could improve the optics for something as big as a telescope or as small as the lenses in eyeglasses.
4/6/2011 11:20:56 PM | Research | 0 comments
Livermore researchers develop battery-less chemical detector
Unlike many conventional chemical detectors that require an external power source, Lawrence Livermore researchers have developed a nanosensor that relies on semiconductor nanowires, rather than traditional batteries.
8/22/2010 10:58:52 AM | Energy | 0 comments
Drilling down to the nanometer depths of leaves for biofuels
By imaging the cell walls of a zinnia leaf down to the nanometer scale, energy researchers have a better idea about how to turn plants into biofuels.
8/4/2010 6:57:37 PM | Research | 0 comments
Livermore's DTEM earns innovation award from Microscopy Today
An innovation that can help scientists observe a reaction moving at greater than 10 meters per second, with a few nanometers spatial resolution, is a feat some would say is nearly impossible.
6/17/2010 6:17:10 PM | Research | 0 comments
Peering into the never before seen
Scientists can now peer into the inner workings of catalyst nanoparticles 3,000 times smaller than a human hair within nanoseconds.
6/15/2010 11:26:44 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
Lawrence Livermore Teams with Fusion-io to Re-define Performance Density
Innovative Collaboration Creates World’s Highest Performance Storage Array with Just Two Racks and One Hundred Terabytes of Fusion-powered I/O
4/7/2010 4:03:50 PM | Research | 0 comments
International team discovers element 117
An international team of scientists has discovered the newest superheavy element, element 117.
11/26/2009 8:23:16 PM | Research | 0 comments
Scientists watch as peptides control crystal growth with "switches, throttles and brakes"
By producing some of the highest resolution images of peptides attaching to mineral surfaces, scientists have a deeper understanding how biomolecules manipulate the growth crystals. This research may lead to a new treatment for kidney stones using biomolecules.
11/12/2009 11:59:55 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory licenses carbon nanotube technology to local company
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has exclusively licensed to Porifera Inc. of Hayward a carbon nanotube technology that can be used to desalinate water and can be applied to other liquid based separations.
9/1/2009 12:23:03 AM | Electronics | 0 comments
Nanoelectronic transistor combined with biological machine could lead to better electronics
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have devised a versatile hybrid platform that uses lipid-coated nanowires to build prototype bionanoelectronic devices.
8/12/2009 12:29:30 AM | Electronics | 0 comments
Nanoelectronic transistor combined with biological machine could lead to better electronics
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have devised a versatile hybrid platform that uses lipid-coated nanowires to build prototype bionanoelectronic devices.
6/1/2009 7:18:15 AM | Research | 0 comments
Dedication of world’s largest laser marks the dawn of a new era
NIF, the world’s highest-energy laser system, consists of 192 laser beams that will focus nearly two million joules of energy and create temperatures and pressures that exist in the cores of stars and giant planets. By harnessing the massive power generated by its lasers, NIF will be able to create conditions and conduct a wide range of experiments never before possible on earth.
1/8/2009 6:05:18 PM | Research | 0 comments
Billion-Point Computing for Computers
A powerful computing tool that allows scientists to extract features and patterns from enormously large and complex sets of raw data has been developed by scientists at the University of California, Davis, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
11/19/2008 1:30:39 AM | Research | 0 comments
Billions of particles of anti-matter created in laboratory
Take a gold sample the size of the head of a push pin, shoot a laser through it, and suddenly more than 100 billion particles of anti-matter appear.
10/14/2008 8:09:00 PM | Research | 0 comments
New tools that model 3D structure of amorphous materials to transform technology driven R&D
Researchers have accurately identified tools that model the atomic and void structures of a network-forming elemental material. These tools may revolutionize the process of creating new solar panels, flat-panel displays, optical storage media and myriad other technological devices.
9/16/2008 6:04:38 PM | Research | 0 comments
Improving our ability to peek inside molecules
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are helping to develop a new technique that will enable them to create detailed high-resolution images, giving scientists an unprecedented look at the atomic structure of cellular molecules.
9/14/2008 1:36:35 AM | Research | 0 comments
A snapshot of the transformation of nanoscale structures
Researchers have achieved a milestone in materials science and electron microscopy by taking a high-resolution snapshot of the transformation of nanoscale structures.
8/1/2008 5:11:49 PM | Research | 0 comments
Size-specific cracking shakes out at the nanoscale
Certain sizes of nanostructures may be more susceptible to failure by fracture than others.
7/30/2008 5:56:11 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Scientists determine strength of “liquid smoke” with 3D images
Researchers have created a 3D image of a material referred to as “liquid smoke.” Aerogel, also known as liquid smoke or “San Francisco fog,” is an open-cell polymer with pores smaller than 50 nanometers in diameter.
7/4/2008 11:32:33 AM | Research | 0 comments
Visualizing atomic-scale acoustic waves in nanostructures
Acoustic waves play many everyday roles – from communication between people to ultrasound imaging. Now the highest frequency acoustic waves in materials, with nearly atomic-scale wavelengths, promise to be useful probes of nanostructures such as LED lights.
6/24/2008 12:57:30 AM | Research | 0 comments
A look into the nanoscale
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have captured time-series snapshots of a solid as it evolves on the ultra-fast timescale.
6/15/2008 6:07:30 PM | Defense | 0 comments
Detection instrument can sniff out
Security and law enforcement officials may some day have a new ally – a universal detection system that can monitor the air for virtually all of the major threat agents that could be used by terrorists.
5/8/2008 9:05:56 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Researchers identify pressure effects on nanomaterials
Transistors, lasers and solar-energy conversion devices may be easier to manipulate because of recent research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists.
12/11/2007 7:33:59 PM | Research | 0 comments
Explosives at the microscopic scale produce shocking results
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created the first quantum molecular dynamics simulation of a shocked explosive near detonation conditions, to reveal what happens at the microscopic scale.
10/17/2007 6:55:10 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Researchers measure carbon nanotube interaction
Researchers for the first time have been able to measure a specific interaction for a single functional group with carbon nanotubes using chemical force microscopy – a nanoscale technique that measures interaction forces using tiny spring-like sensors
7/10/2007 9:59:10 PM | Products | 0 comments
JMAR Technologies Completes Sale of BriteLight Laser to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
BriteLight laser heads to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for use in the National Ignition Facility (NIF) program.
6/16/2007 1:31:02 PM | Research | 0 comments
Microbes at work cleaning up the environment
A team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that bacteria from an abandoned mine excrete proteins that cause metal nanoparticles to aggregate.
5/21/2006 7:10:59 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Nanotube membranes offer possibility of cheaper desalination
A nanotube membrane on a silicon chip the size of a quarter may offer a cheaper way to remove salt from water.
1/21/2006 1:09:53 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Superheated nanotubes gain strength as they stretch, researchers find
Carbon nanotubes used in the electronics for such devices as cell phones might have a longer life thanks to a strengthening technique pioneered by researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Boston College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
11/14/2005 11:27:55 PM | Research | 0 comments
Lasers improve scientists’ understanding of complex proteins
By shooting lasers at an RNA polymerase (RNAP) and a strand of DNA, scientists have learned a critical component of how a complex protein develops

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