Dynamic Compression Sector

At the Advanced Photon Source

The Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS), sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the Department of Energy (DOE), is a first-of-its-kind capability dedicated to dynamic compression science.

Washington State University operates the DCS and led the effort to develop and build the DCS experimental capabilities and instrumentation, in collaboration with the Advanced Photon Source (APS); DOE/NNSA National Laboratories (Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, and Sandia); Army Research Laboratory; and University of Rochester (LLE).  The DCS represents a novel and visionary capability in support of the NNSA’s scientific mission, and offers an opportunity to pursue fundamental science that has not been possible at any other synchrotron facilities to date.

The Frontier of Dynamic Compression Platforms

The DCS is now available to national/ international scientific users.

State-of-the-Art Dynamic Compression Platforms

DCS optimally links state-of-the-art dynamic compression platforms to a dedicated synchrotron beamline.

High Energy X-Ray Capabilities

Utilizing the tunable, high energy X-ray capabilities at the Advanced Photon Source.