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When laser beams meet plasma: New data addresses gap in fusion research

When laser beams meet plasma: New data addresses gap in fusion research

December 2, 2019

Rochester scientists at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics and their colleagues in California and France have directly demonstrated for the first time how laser beams modify the conditions of a plasma, addressing one of the challenges in the longstanding quest to achieve fusion.

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‘Lasers are everywhere’

‘Lasers are everywhere’

October 31, 2019

In a video for WIRED University alumna and Nobel Prize recipient Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD) explains the inner-workings of lasers to five different people: a child, a teenager, a college student, a graduate student, and, finally, to an expert: Mike Campbell, director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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New National Nuclear Security Administration agreement authorizes record LLE funding

New National Nuclear Security Administration agreement authorizes record LLE funding

October 14, 2019

The renewed NNSA agreement brings record funding to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics—$409.9 million for fiscal years 2019–23—and demonstrates the agency’s long-term support of LLE’s mission.

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Rochester recognized as leader in high-energy-density physics 

Rochester recognized as leader in high-energy-density physics 

October 10, 2019

Three of eight national research grants recently awarded by the Department of Energy were given to researchers at the University of Rochester, which is home to the largest university-based DOE research program in the nation.

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A ‘new chapter’ in quest for novel quantum materials

A ‘new chapter’ in quest for novel quantum materials

August 27, 2019

Aluminum stops being a metal. Metals turns transparent. Remarkable things happen to materials placed under remarkable conditions, and Rochester scientists are at the forefront of the quest to understand why.

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Department of Energy awards $4 million to University’s Extreme Quantum Team

Department of Energy awards $4 million to University’s Extreme Quantum Team

August 27, 2019

The grant will support research in the growing, multidisciplinary field of Quantum Information Science (QIS), the foundation for the next generation of computing and information processing.

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Laser lab ‘truly inspiring’ to federal government visitors

Laser lab ‘truly inspiring’ to federal government visitors

August 23, 2019

National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty said the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics plays a crucial role in advancing research vital to maintaining the safety of America’s nuclear security enterprise.

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David Williams steps down as AS&E dean for research

David Williams steps down as AS&E dean for research

July 8, 2019

Dean for research in Arts, Sciences & Engineering since 2011, Williams stepped down on July 1 to return full time to his research.

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‘Exotic’ form of ice both solid and liquid

‘Exotic’ form of ice both solid and liquid

May 15, 2019

Using lasers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, researchers have created a superionic water ice, identifying and recording the ice’s atomic structure for the first time and changing our understanding of ice giant planets like Uranus and Neptune.

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Researchers turn liquid metal into a plasma

Researchers turn liquid metal into a plasma

March 7, 2019

For the first time, researchers at Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) have found a way to turn a liquid metal into a plasma and to observe the temperature where a liquid under high-density conditions crosses over to a plasma state.

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