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Pulsed Power Technology &
Radiation Effects Science


Z-Machine

Time-exposure photograph of electrical flashover arcs produced over the surface of the water in the accelerator tank as a byproduct of Z operation. These flashovers are much like strokes of lightning

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Electromagnetic Technology at Sandia National Laboratories



Pulsed Power Capabilities: High Energy Density Physics and Inertial Confinement Fusion

Our mission is to perform high energy density physics (HEDP) experiments for stockpile stewardship and develop the basic science of HEDP while delivering a high-yield inertial confinement fusion (ICF) capability for application to weapons effects, weapons physics, and energy production. We team with universities, industry, international partners, and other Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories.

Research Emphasis

Reports on High Energy Density and ICF
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