Pulsed Power

Experiments Conducted at the DICE Facility


3" Compressed Gas Driven Gun

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  • Compressed gas driven
  • 76mm bore diameter
  • 240-540 gm projectile mass
  • 80-450 meters/second velocity
  • 0.3-6 GPA (60kbar)
  • VISAR, Line ORVIS, X-ray diffraction
  • Sample Soft capture
  • X-ray diffraction
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Gas gun target and projectile


VELOCE 3.5MA Isentropic Driver

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  • 10mm-30mm Panels
  • 8-26mm sample diameter
  • 420-540ns rise times
  • 5-14GPA (140kbar)
  • VISAR
  • Sample Pre-Heating
  • Sample Soft capture

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Ramp load on Cu panel

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VELOCE sample holders (panels)


THOR Pulsed Power Machine

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  • 6mm-20mm Panels
  • 5-26mm sample diameter
  • 260-850ns rise times
  • 1-40GPA (panel size dependent)
  • VISAR, PDV
  • Sample Pre-Heating
  • Sample Soft capture
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Thor’s brick tower racks


Target Fabrication Lab

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  • Class 100 clean room
  • High precision optical measurement systems
  • High precision weight measurement systems
  • Precision sample preparation
  • Ultra sonic measurements

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VELOCE Panels

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Gas Gun Targets