Key Research Facilities

The Z machine is located in Albuquerque, N.M., and is part of the Pulsed Power Program, which started at Sandia National Laboratories back in the 1960s. Pulsed power is a technology that concentrates electrical energy and turns it into short pulses of enormous power, which are then used to generate X-rays and gamma rays. Learn more at www

Pulsed-Power Facilities

Sandia is home to many of the world’s most powerful and efficient pulsed-power facilities

Z Accelerator
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Z-Beamlet Laser
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Thor Accelerator
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DICE Facility
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RITS Accelerator
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Ursa Minor
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Saturn and HERMES III Accelerators
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STAR Facility
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