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Z Machine

Sandia is home to Earth’s most powerful pulsed-power facility and X-ray generator. The Z machine compresses energy in time and space to achieve extreme powers and intensities for research in high energy density science.


Robot hands, prosthetics, unmanned vehicles that can jump buildings, rescue robots…yeah, we do that. For more than 25 years, we’ve specialized in complex robotics for national security needs.

Researchers working in the CRF facility


Many of Sandia's unique research facilities are available for use by industry, academia, and the scientific community.


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