Sandia's Pulsed Power Research Programs
Sandia has become the undisputed leader in fast pulsed power science and technology. Beginning in the 1960s, our pulsed power devices have helped assure the performance of every nuclear system in the stockpile.
In July 2014's issue of Sandia Research, learn more about the amazing capabilities of the Z Machine and our Pulsed Power technologies and the critical work we perform here at the laboratories.
Next Generation Pulsed Power Accelerator
We have developed the design of Thor: a pulsed power accelerator that delivers a precisely shaped current pulse with a peak value as high as 7 MA to a strip-load. Thor is powered by as many as 288 decoupled and transit-tiime isolated bricks. Read more about this pulsed power concept in this article, Pulsed Power Accelerator for Material Physics Experiments by DB Reisman, et al.