HEDS Research Areas

High energy density science (HEDS) research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) involves the study of matter and energy under extreme conditions, such as those found inside stars or the cores of giant planets. This work integrates multiple disciplines, including atomic, nuclear, and condensed-matter physics. It also involves efforts to generate HED conditions in the laboratory, creating a microphysics observatory to study the HED domain, and enabling scientists to manipulate matter and energy toward achieving controlled fusion.