skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Science & Technology Review July/August 2016

Abstract

At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, we focus on science and technology research to ensure our nation’s security. We also apply that expertise to solve other important national problems in energy, bioscience, and the environment. Science & Technology Review is published eight times a year to communicate, to a broad audience, the Laboratory’s scientific and technological accomplishments in fulfilling its primary missions. The publication’s goal is to help readers understand these accomplishments and appreciate their value to the individual citizen, the nation, and the world. In this issue for the months of July and August 2016, there are two features: one on Science and Technology in Support of Nuclear Nonproliferation, and another on Seeking Out Hidden Radioactive Materials. Then there are highlights are three research projects--on optics, plasma science, and the nature of neutrinos--along with a news section and patents and awards.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1305853
Report Number(s):
UCRL-TR-52000-16-7/8
TRN: US1601808
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; NEUTRINOS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; OPTICS; PLASMA; PROLIFERATION; SECURITY

Citation Formats

Vogt, Ramona L., Meissner, Caryn N., and Chinn, Ken B. Science & Technology Review July/August 2016. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1305853.
Vogt, Ramona L., Meissner, Caryn N., & Chinn, Ken B. Science & Technology Review July/August 2016. United States. doi:10.2172/1305853.
Vogt, Ramona L., Meissner, Caryn N., and Chinn, Ken B. 2016. "Science & Technology Review July/August 2016". United States. doi:10.2172/1305853. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1305853.
@article{osti_1305853,
title = {Science & Technology Review July/August 2016},
author = {Vogt, Ramona L. and Meissner, Caryn N. and Chinn, Ken B.},
abstractNote = {At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, we focus on science and technology research to ensure our nation’s security. We also apply that expertise to solve other important national problems in energy, bioscience, and the environment. Science & Technology Review is published eight times a year to communicate, to a broad audience, the Laboratory’s scientific and technological accomplishments in fulfilling its primary missions. The publication’s goal is to help readers understand these accomplishments and appreciate their value to the individual citizen, the nation, and the world. In this issue for the months of July and August 2016, there are two features: one on Science and Technology in Support of Nuclear Nonproliferation, and another on Seeking Out Hidden Radioactive Materials. Then there are highlights are three research projects--on optics, plasma science, and the nature of neutrinos--along with a news section and patents and awards.},
doi = {10.2172/1305853},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 7
}

Technical Report:

Save / Share:
  • On the occasion of Edward Teller's 90th birthday, S&TR has the pleasure of honoring Lawrence Livermore's co-founder and most influential scientist. Teller is known for his inventive work in physics, his concepts leading to thermonuclear explosions, and his strong stands on such issues as science education, the nation's strategic defense, the needs for science in the future, and sharing scientific information. The articles in this issue also show him, as always, tirelessly moving forward with his new and changing interests.
  • This issue covers the following topics: (1) Laboratory in the News; (2)Mike Anastasio's commentary on ''Fusion Ignition as an Integrated Test of Stockpile Stewardship; (3) ''On Target: Designing for Ignition''--researchers are designing and fabricating the exacting targets needed for laser fusion experimentation at the National Ignition Facility, now under construction; (4) ''A New View of the Universe''--Livermore's laser guide star and adaptive optics systems are opening up the skies for astronomers to take a better look; (5) Research Highlights of ''Quantum Molecular Virtual Laboratory'' and ''AAA in the Sky for Satellites; and (6) Patents, Awards and Abstracts.
  • This month`s issues are entitled Assuring the Safety of Nuclear Power; The Microtechnology Center, When Smaller is Better; Speeding the Gene Hunt: High Speed DNA Sequencing; and Microbial Treatments of High Explosives.
  • This issue contains the following articles: (1) ''National Security Is Our Unifying Theme''. (2) ''Annual Certification Takes a Snapshot of Stockpile's Health'' The annual assessment of the stockpile is central to Livermore's mission and vital to national nuclear security. (3) ''Sensing for Danger'' Networked sensors are getting smarter so they can better detect, track, and ward off a variety of threats. (4) ''It's the Pits in the Weapons Stockpile'' Getting old is serious business for nuclear weapon pits. (5) ''Looking into the Shadow World'' New software and better radiography are yielding higher-quality tomographs.
  • This Science and Technology Review has the following stories: (1) Integration is Key to Understanding Climate Change; (2) The Outlook is for Warming, with Measurable Local Effects--Livermore climate models are zeroing in on the effects of human activities on global climate, representing them in simulations with the finest resolution ever; (2) How Metals Fail--experiments are guiding the development of codes that predict how metals react to high explosives; (4) Converting Data to Decisions--a new statistical method executed on supercomputers is bridging the gap between complex data and usable information; (5) Knowing the Enemy, Anticipating the Threat--The Laboratory's charter to countermore » the nuclear threat has evolved over the years and now includes intelligence analysis and technology to understand and counter biological and chemical threats.« less