Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL has been managed since its inception in 1952 by the University of California for the U.S. government.
As a national security laboratory, LLNL is responsible for ensuring that the nation’s nuclear weapons remain safe, secure, and reliable through application of advances in science and engineering. With its special capabilities, the Laboratory also meets other pressing national security needs, which include countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and strengthening homeland security against the terrorist use of such weapons.
Our breakthrough advances are made possible by an extraordinary technical staff and investments in research facilities that provide LLNL wide ranging capabilities. The Laboratory is an international leader in many areas of science and technology central to our national security mission.
With our broadly based capabilities and leadership in mission-focused areas of science and engineering, the Laboratory is able to also make major advances to meet other national needs. LLNL pursues major research programs in energy and environment, bioscience and biotechnology, and basic science and advanced technology.
The Laboratory is able to attract a superb workforce because of its exciting missions and opportunities to pursue leading-edge research as part of multidisciplinary teams. This keeps the Laboratory at the forefront of technical capabilities necessary for our national security mission and ready to effectively respond to evolving changes in national priorities and surprises.
Lawrence Livermore has an annual budget of about $1.6 billion and a staff of over 8,000 employees. It is home to over 3,500 scientists, engineers, and technicians together with professionals in many other disciplines to keep the Laboratory running in a safe, secure and efficient manner.
Computer Simulations Indicate Possible Mechanism for Carbyne Fiber Synthesis
Fabrication of Nanoporous Metals Through Cost-Effective Technique
Ion Channels with Short Carbon Nanotubes Can be Inserted into Live Cell Membranes
DARPA Awards Lawrence Livermore Lab $5.6 Million for Development of Implantable Neural Interface
Researchers Develop New Technique of Using Nanotubes to Detect Molecules at Very Low Concentrations
Xradia’s Lab-Based X-Ray Microscope Delivers 3D Imaging at 50 nm
Fingerprinting Materials to Help Secure The Nation
Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope Wins Microscopy Today's MT-10 Award
LLNL Captures Six Awards for Top Industrial Innovations
Peering into Inner Workings of Catalyst Nanoparticles 3,000 Times Smaller than Human Hair within Nanoseconds
Scientists Discover Newest Superheavy Element
Using Micro-Fabrication Methods to Further Develop Biocompatible Microelectrode Array for Artificial Retina Device
Retired Computational Pioneer Wins National Medal of Science
Siyu Chen, Ph.D.
In this interview, we discuss a new approach to surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy that utilizes nano-pockets to capture target molecules, ensuring a highly sensitive way to detect chemical processes.
Dr. Yitong Dong
Dr. Yitong Dong has recently been awarded funding to study custom composite nanocrystals, which could help to create advanced quantum communication technologies. Learn more about this project in this interview.
Roey Elnathan, Ph.D.
We take a closer look at the fusion of nanotechnology and CAR-T therapy through our interview with Dr. Roey Elnathan about a new approach that harnesses the capabilities of nanoneedles to efficiently deliver genetic materials to target cells.
The Verifire™ interferometer system provides fast and reliable measurements of surface form error.
This article outlines how Unity, Oxford Instruments’ new detector for a revolutionary new imaging technique, can be used to revolutionize imaging.
Discover the compact, fast rotary table V-610 for precision testing and manufacture.