Sébastien Hamel


Contact information:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-413
Livermore, CA 94550
email: hamel2@llnl.gov
phone: 925-423-8048
fax: 925-422-6594


  • Ph.D., physics, University of Montreal, 2003
  • M.S., astrophysics, University of Montreal, 1998
  • B.S., physics, University of Montreal, 1995


My research uses electronic structure calculations to study the properties of a number of materials at extreme conditions of pressure and temperature to further our understanding of inertial confinement fusion experiments and of the evolution and structure of planets in and out of our solar system. Another side to my research is focused on the scintillation properties of molecular crystals and plastics for radiation detection.

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