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LLE Diversity Statement

To LLE staff, students, faculty, and colleagues: In a recent message to the University community, President Sarah Mangelsdorf and Chief Diversity Officer Mercedes Ramírez Fernández shared some steps that are being taken to address issues of systemic racism on and around the campus.

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Measuring the Crystal Structure of HED Materials: X-Ray Diffraction at the Omega Laser Facility

X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a quantitative tool for characterizing a material's atomic structure that exploits the periodicity of atomic arrangements to produce constructive interference of x rays at specific angles scattered from parallel planes of atoms in a sample.

OMEGA Laser System Second Line-of-Sight Project

Achieving controlled thermonuclear fusion, an energy source with the potential to provide a virtually unlimited source of clean energy, requires diagnostics to better understand the complex process that takes place in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments.

The Multi-Terawatt Laser at LLE

The MTW, shown schematically in Fig. 1, is a single-beam,…

New (Cd,Mn)Te X-Ray Detectors for the OMEGA Laser System

Recent investigations conducted at the Omega Facility…

The OMEGA Magnetic Recoil Spectrometer

The MRS is comprised of three basic components.…

Tiled Gratings

Liquid Crystals