Links to Pulsed Power Plasmas Groups

Sandia National Laboratories 

Sandia National Laboratories leads the pulsed pwoer plasmas community in the drive towards Inertial Confinement Fusion, and investigates radiation physics, plasma and HED science, and materials in extreme conditions. The newly refurbished Z-machine delivers 26MA of current to magnetically driven loads, and is the world's most efficient (15%) and powerful laboratory x-ray source. Sandia also operates the ZBL laser, the third largest laser facility in the world, which provides diagnostic imaging of casules and plasma loads, along with various smaller pulsed power machines.

 

Laboratory of Plasma Studies, Cornell University 
Cornell University heads the Center for Excellence in The Center for Pulsed-Power-Driven High Energy Density Plasma Studies, and operates the 1MA COBRA facility, and 450kA XP machine

 

MAGPIE Project, Imperial College London 
The Imperial College Plasma Physics Group has played a key role in the development and understanding of wire array z-pinches, and operates the 1MA MAGPIE facility.

 

High Energy Density Physics Group, UCSD 
The HEDP Group at UCSD pursues research on inertial confinement fusion (ICF), fast ignition, laser matter interactions, wire array z-pinches, x-pinches and neutron sources. The group has a strong simulation component and has access to Particle-in-Cell (PIC) (LSP and Osiris), radiation-hydrodynamic (H2D) codes.

 

Nevada Terawatt Facility, University of Nevada, Reno 
NTF oeprates both the 1 MA Zebra pulsed power machine, and the 50 TW short-pulse laser facilties, and conducts reasearch in a range of areas in HED science and related topics.

 

Plasma, Pulsed Power, and Microwave Research Group, University of Michigan 
The UM group explores the physics and applications of high-energy-density-plasmas (HEDP) and intense, pulsed power accelerators, electron beam and microwave generators, and operates the 1MA MAIZE linear-transformer driver.

 

Optics and Plasma Physics Group, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile 
The group investiages a range of topics in pulsed power plasmas, including the plasma focus, capilliary discharge, and exploding wire experiment.

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