Félicie Albert

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Félicie Albert is an experimental plasma physicist at the National Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, who earned her Ph.D. in physics from the Ecole Polytechnique in France in 2007. She has conducted many experiments using high-intensity lasers in France and the US. Her areas of interest include the generation of novel sources of electrons, x rays, and gamma rays through laser-plasma interaction, Compton scattering, and laser-wakefield acceleration. She is currently leading an effort to develop these sources for applications in high-energy density sciences as well as doing experiments for the National Ignition Facility.

Nuclear Physics

Viewpoint: Free-Electron Lasers Trigger Nuclear Transitions

New theoretical calculations show that an x-ray free-electron-laser pulse can generate transitions in excited nuclei via an indirect process involving electron capture. Read More »