defense programs

  • The construction of the 192-beam 1.8 MJ UV NIF, the world’s most energetic laser, was completed in March 2009. Current experiments are focusing on using the NIF laser and other ICF high energy
  • 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
  • Properties of Materials under Extreme Conditions and HydrodynamicsDuring open solicitations research proposals are solicited for grants and Centers of Excellence in the area of fundamental
  • Established in 2002, the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program funds academic research in the areas of materials under extreme conditions, low energy nuclear science, radiochemistry, and
  • NNSA’s Office of Inertial Confinement Fusion and DOE’s Office of Science established a joint program in HEDLP in 2008. Initially, this program was a combination of work that was funded as part of
  • By 2025, the weapons complex will have replaced the entire generation of scientists who designed, tested and built the weapons in the current stockpile.  Ensuring the long-term success of
  • The Office of ICF provides experimental capabilities and scientific understanding in high energy density physics (HEDP) necessary to ensure a safe, secure, and effective nuclear weapons stockpile
  • The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester (UR) was established in 1970 to investigate the interaction of high power lasers with matter.  It is home of the Omega
  • The Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF)The Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship trains scientists to meet U.S. workforce needs in advanced science and engineering by providing
  • There are a wide variety of reports that address the world class research and experiments in ICF being performed on behalf of the U.S. ICF Program and stockpile stewardship. Some of these reports