High-Energy-Density Science

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Project Title   Project Code   Principal Investigator   Project Type   Project Status  
Plasma Amplifiers to Enable Dramatic Increases in Laser Power and Energy to Access New Physical Processes 19-DR-011 Patrick Poole Disruptive Research Continuing
Exploring Laser-Produced Relativistic Pair Plasma Jets 17-ERD-010 Hui Chen Exploratory Research Final
Foams in Hohlraums 17-ERD-118 Ogden Jones Exploratory Research Final
Next-Generation Hohlraums for High Coupling Efficiency 17-ERD-119 Peter Amendt Exploratory Research Final
Accurate Temperature Determination from X-Ray Diffraction and X-Ray Absorption Measurements 18-ERD-001 Federica Coppari Exploratory Research Continuing
Simulating Magnetized Particle Dynamics in Z-Pinch Plasmas 18-ERD-007 Mikhail Dorf Exploratory Research Final
Probing Liquid Phases and f-Electron Systems at the Dynamic Compression Sector 18-ERD-012 Richard Briggs Exploratory Research Continuing
X-Ray Optics Solutions for Studying Mesoscale Science 18-ERD-014 Stefan Hau-Riege Exploratory Research Continuing
Direct Measurement of Mass-Temperature Distributions in the Core of Implosions on the National Ignition Facility 18-ERD-015 Daniel Thorn Exploratory Research Final
Quantum Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Electronic Transport in Nonlinear Regimes 18-ERD-031 Alfredo Correa Tedesco Exploratory Research Final
Pressure Ionization in Ultrahigh-Density Plasmas 18-ERD-033 Tilo Doeppner Exploratory Research Final
Metal Ejecta: Transport, Interaction, and Recollection 18-ERD-060 Alison Saunders Exploratory Research Continuing
Imaging Dynamics of Defects Far from Equilibrium 18-ERD-063 Leora Dresselhaus-Cooper Exploratory Research Continuing
Unraveling the Physics and Chemistry of Water-Rich Mixtures at Extreme Pressures and Temperatures 19-ERD-031 Marius Millot Exploratory Research Continuing
Laser-Plasma Interactions in Magnetized Environments 19-ERD-038 Yuan Shi Exploratory Research Continuing
Using Nano-Structured Targets and Ultra-Intense Lasers for Nuclear Science and Source Development 20-ERD-026 Gary Grim Exploratory Research Continuing
Plasma Transport at the Nexus of Measurement and Modeling 20-ERD-035 Robert Rudd Exploratory Research Continuing
Scalable and Accurate Simulation of Magnetized Plasmas 20-ERD-038 Ilon Joseph Exploratory Research Continuing
Tailored Particle Sources Driven by Precision-Shaped Short-Pulse Laser Pulses 20-ERD-048 Derek Mariscal Exploratory Research Continuing
Behavior and Utility of Flow or Turbulence in Compressing Plasma 20-ERD-058 Seth Davidovits Exploratory Research Continuing
Development of Multilayer Laue Lenses for 25 Kilo-Electronvolt X-Ray Imaging 19-FS-044 Bernard Kozioziemski Feasibility Study Final
New Design for Low-Mode Asymmetry Mitigation in Inertial Confinement Fusion Implosions 19-FS-061 Andrea Kritcher Feasibility Study Final
Development of Beryllium Carbide Capsules for Inertial Confinement Fusion Implosions 19-FS-067 Abbas Nikroo Feasibility Study Final
Quantum Leap for Fusion Energy Sciences 19-FS-072 Ilon Joseph Feasibility Study Final
Generating Extreme Magnetic Fields by Engineering Short-Pulse Laser Targets 20-FS-013 Mark Sherlock Feasibility Study Final
Development of Secondary Toroidal Diamond Anvil Cell Gaskets for Highly Compressible Low-Z Sample Containment at Pressures Above 4 Megabars 20-FS-028 Earl O'Bannon Feasibility Study Final
Capturing a New State of Matter: Relativistic Electron-Positron Plasma 20-LW-021 Hui Chen Lab-Wide Continuing
Establishing a Laser-Driven Megaelectronvolt X-Ray and Neutron Radiographic Capability 19-SI-002 Andrew Mackinnon Strategic Initiative Continuing
Magnetically Assisted Ignition 20-SI-002 John Moody Strategic Initiative Continuing