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Laboratory for Energy Applications for the Future (LEAF)


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R&D Capabilities

Discover what the Laboratory for Energy Applications for the Future (LEAF) has to offer.

Additive Manufacturing

Development of in silico design tools to automatically generate optimally performing engineered architectures and systems for energy applications.

3D Printing

Creation of new battery material architecture and associated fabrication capabilities based on 3D printing techniques.

Surface Nuclear/Chemical Analysis and Modeling

Lawrence Livermore researchers couple x-ray spectroscopy with modeling to understand interfacial phenomena in energy materials.


Development of novel technologies for electric energy storage is critical for the widespread adoption of emission-free energy sources, such as solar and wind, for electricity generation. Supercapacitors offer a promising technology due to their intrinsic high power densities that enable fast charging and discharging.


Lawrence Livermore researchers are working to make better electronic devices by delving into the way nanocrystals are arranged inside them

Water Splitting

Materials scientists at LLNL are integrating high-fidelity simulations, high-performance computing, and in situ experiments to accelerate materials development for hydrogen production.


Development of flexible dual-phase membrane technology for applications such as carbon capture, fuel cells, and ammonia production.

Ground Water

Developing revolutionary desalination technologies that use electricity to remove salt from water using a process called capacitive deionization (CDI)

Energy Storage

Addressing challenges in solid-state battery design through high performance computing and modeling.

Rare Earth Materials Technology

Use of biotechnology for rare-earth element (REE) recovery from non-traditional feedstocks, enabling more sustainable rare-earth extraction and separation methods.

Carbon Capture

Advanced manufactured materials developed at LLNL are well-suited for carbon capture, storage, transport, and delivery.

Hybrid Materials for Thermoelectrics & Hydrogen Storage

Home to some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, LLNL is a leader in predictive modeling and simulation of materials and complex interfaces, accelerating the development of solid-state hydrogen storage.