News Archive: 2021 August
High Energy Density Science PhD student Jason Chou has been awarded the Best Poster award at the LaserNetUS Users Meeting 2021 for his work on "Optimizing ion beam quality from laser radiation pressure acceleration". Many congratulations to Jason!
Scientists have come tantalizingly close to reproducing the power of the sun — albeit only in a speck of hydrogen for a fraction of a second.
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory reported on Tuesday that by using 192 gigantic lasers to annihilate a pellet of hydrogen, they were able to ignite a burst of more than 10 quadrillion watts of fusion power — energy released when hydrogen atoms are fused into helium, the same process that occurs within stars.