Visite of the Megajoule Laser:

Friday June 3rd at 9 H

The Megajoule Laser facility (LMJ) is a key component of CEA's Simulation Program. Its purpose is to study, at a very small scale, the behavior of materials under extreme conditions similar to those reached during the operation of nuclear weapons. The LMJ is designed to deliver, in a few billionths of a second, more than one million joules of light energy to targets measuring a few millimeters in size. It was officially commissioned on October 23, 2014, with the performance of a first series of experiments.


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TOP- The LMJ in December 2013. BOTOM LEFT - One of the four laser halls.
BOTOM RIGHT - The LMJ's experimental chamber, installed in November 2006. © CEA


The Megajoule project manager will guide us all around the facility and will present in a scientific way the features of this world-wide unique installation.


The access of this area is restricted by the French government.



If you would like to participate please contact us!