Dynamic Compression Sector
at the Advanced Photon Source
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring the development of the Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS), a first-of-a-kind user facility dedicated to dynamic compression science.
Washington State University (WSU) is leading the effort to develop and build the DCS infrastructure and instrumentation (at Sector 35 on the APS experimental hall floor), in collaboration with the APS; DOE/NNSA National Laboratories (Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, and Sandia); Department of Defense Laboratories, including the Army Research Laboratory and Naval Research Laboratory; and academic institutions. The DCS represents an exciting 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 synchrotron radiation facility to date.
The Frontier of Dynamic Compression Science
Commissioning experiments at the DCS (Sector 35) are currently underway. Starting in 2016, the DCS will be 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.