World-Class Testing Facilities
LLNL’s High-Energy-Density (HED) Testing enables LLNL scientists and research partners to better understand material behavior at extreme temperatures and pressures to support stockpile stewardship as well as scientific advances in planetary science, energy sustainability, and other fields.
National Ignition Facility (NIF)
Experiments in these extreme conditions inform and validate weapon-simulation computer codes and advance discoveries in inertial fusion energy, materials science, hydrodynamics, and astrophysics.
Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF)
The Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF) provides ultra-intense, petawatt-class laser systems with diverse capabilities including short-pulse beams coupled with a kilojoule-class long-pulse beam, nanosecond kilojoule-class beams, and laboratory x-ray beams. JLF offers significant experimental flexibility, high laser shot rates, and direct user operation of experiments.
NIF's Extreme Experimental Conditions
Implosion and basic physics experiments for the National Inertial Confinement Fusion Program.
Pulsed-power radiation source for HED research.
Particle accelerator generating bright x-rays for broad scientific discovery.