Links to Pulsed Power Plasmas Groups
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.
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.