defense programs

  • The primary goal of the Office of Test and Evaluation is to ensure that the warheads and bombs in the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile are safe, secure, and reliable by:Providing for development of
  • Support the U.S. scientific community by funding research projects at universities that conduct fundamental science and technology research that is of relevance to Stockpile Stewardship, namely;
  • To achieve our mission objectives, the Office of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation annually invests resources in university-based programs under the Stewardship Science Academic
  • FunctionsThe Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing and Institutional R&D, a program office part of the NNSA Office of Defense Programs, advocates for and manages NNSA’s Laboratory Directed
  • Named after the Greek goddess of victory, the Nike facility includes the world's largest krypton fluoride (KrF) laser. Nike was developed primarily to investigate interactions of high intensity KrF
  • OMEGA amplifiersTwo glass laser systems make up the Omega Laser Facility: the 60-beam, 30kJ UV OMEGA laser that has been operational since 1995, and the OMEGA EP addition with four new beamlines
  • The Trident glass laser system consists of three high-energy beams that can be delivered to two independent target experimental areas. Its long-pulse capabilities have led to innovations in unique
  • Air-gas breakdown when Z Machine at Sandia National Laboratories fires.The Z Machine is a pulsed power driver that delivers enormous power in a short duration pulse to a small complex target at the
  • Glass amplifiers in Laser Bay 2 at the National Ignition Facility.The construction of the 192-beam 1.8 MJ UV NIF, the world’s most energetic laser, was completed in March 2009. Current experiments
  • InvestigatorOrganizationTitleAbramson, EvanUniversity of WashingtonViscosities at Extreme DensitiesBanerjee, ArindamLehigh UniversityThe effects of Strength and De-Mixing in Buoyancy (Rayleigh-