stockpile stewardship

  • 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
  • DOE/NNSA has identified LLNL's High Explosives Applications Facility (HEAF) as the complex-wide "Center of Excellence" for High-Explosives Research and Development. In this capacity, HEAF is a
  • 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
  • LANSCE provides the scientific community with intense sources of neutrons supporting both civilian and national security applications.  The principal sponsors of LANSCE include the DOE, NNSA,
  • An integral part of the national hydrotest program, the DARHT is the world's most powerful x-ray machine. DARHT consists of two electron accelerators oriented at right angles to one another. Each
  • 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
  • The U1a Complex is an underground laboratory at the Nevada National Security Site used for dynamic experiments with special nuclear material (SNM) and other weapon materials.  The Complex
  • The JASPER gas gun at the Nevada National Security Site is used to fire a projectile at a plutonium target.  The shock wave produced by the impact passes through the plutonium, and diagnostic