solutions 1/2007 – Additional informations

”SCHOTT did the machine and design engineering to make the laser glass and came up with all of the chemicals we’d have to buy. Livermore bought the equipment SCHOTT needed and SCHOTT built a plant using all of this Livermore-furnished equipment. This had never been done before at this scale.”

Jack Campbell, NIF Project Manager Advanced Optical Materials, on NIF as a culmination of the 30-year partnership between SCHOTT and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The national security laboratory for the U.S. Government focuses on research in strategic, homeland and energy security. Based in Livermore, California, (about 40 miles east of San Francisco), Lawrence Livermore has an annual budget of 1.6 billion U.S. dollars and more than 8,000 employees, 3,500 of whom are highly qualified scientists, engineers and other experts.