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Thor’s hammer to crush materials at 1 million atmospheres 

A new Sandia National Laboratories accelerator called Thor is expected to be 40 times more efficient than Sandia’s Z machine, the world’s largest and...
fission chains

Researchers develop a new mathematical tool for analyzing and evaluating nuclear...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have created a new method for detecting and analyzing fission chains to assess and evaluate nuclear material. The powerful mathematical...

National Ignition Facility fires 300th shot in FY15

Last week, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) fired its 300th laser target shot in fiscal year (FY) 2015, meeting the year’s goal more than six weeks...

Discovering a Key to How Stars Transmit Energy

Working at temperatures matching the interior of the sun, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine have been able to determine experimentally, for the...