The physical processes of stars have long been of interest to Lawrence Livermore researchers. The prime stellar energy mechanism, thermonuclear fusion, lies at the very heart of the Laboratory's national security mission.

Laboratory Astrophysics

Duplicating the Plasmas of Distant Stars

EBIT Facility

NIF: Laser Experiments

Collaborations

SLAC: Stanford Linear Accelerator, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

USP Laser Facility, LULI-ECOLE PolyTechnique, France

Pulsed Power Facility: Lab astrophysics, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico



Livermore technician Jim Emig inspects a Livermore-designed spectrometer undergoing calibration with a laser-plasma x-ray monochrometer.