Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

More than 30,000 photos of scientists and their work

Attention ESVA Patrons:

The Emilio Segrè Visual Archives’ site is moving soon and adopting an open access approach to digital image sharing. Once we have transitioned to the new site in 2021, we will no longer charge for our high-resolution digital images or usage fees (note that we do not hold copyright to all the images in our collections and you will still need to obtain permission for those which we do not own).

If you are working on a long-term project, we advise you to wait until the migration is complete so that you may obtain our copies for free. If you cannot wait, email us at nbl [at] aip.org and we will do what we can to assist you. We will not be offering refunds for past purchases.

For more information, please visit our FAQ page on the Ex Libris Universum blog. 

Lawrence Livermore National Lab F16

Share This


Lawrence Livermore National Lab F16

How will you use this image ?
Select one of the following options.
Individual Use
Not-for-profit Use
For-profit Use (educational only)
Not sure yet

We charge a usage fee per photo if the photo is published, reproduced in a product or publicly exhibited. This is not a license in the legal sense. As a non-profit institution, we do not make any money providing these photographs. It is only by assessing usage fees that we are able to cover the cost of providing publication quality copies of our photos, preserving the photograph collection according to archival standards, and providing access to the collection by maintaining an online image database. The copyright holder may charge a fee in addition to our service fee.

Images are for use in educational projects only and must be used in a respectful manner.

Image title: 
Technician John Evans tightens titanium 'getter' wires inside the Tandem Mirror Experiment (TMX) at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
Credit line: 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory photo by David Proffitt, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection

Technician John Evans tightens titanium 'getter' wires inside the Tandem Mirror Experiment (TMX) at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Electricity passing through the wires after each experiment heats the wire and evaporates a very thin layer of titanium inside the TMX chamber walls. This makes a new, clean surface for the next experiment -- a condition that helps achieve high vacuums inside TMX.

Photo date: 
circa 1978
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 10 x 7.5 inches)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory