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Washington State University The Dynamic Compression Sector

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The Dynamic Compression Sector at The Advanced Photon Source

A new paradigm to understand dynamic compression at multiple length scales in real-time.

DCS Impact

The DCS, with a focus on real-time x-ray diffraction, scattering, and imaging, provides in-situ, time-resolved measurements at microscopic length scales to achieve an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms governing a broad range of time-dependent, condensed matter phenomena under dynamic compression. Such measurements are also essential for validating multi-scale modeling of key materials phenomena under shock wave and shockless compression.

The DCS, with an emphasis on condensed matter and materials science research activities using a variety of dynamic compression platforms, is an excellent complement to other national user facilities that emphasize static pressure research, warm dense matter response, and dense plasma response.

An exciting and visionary scientific undertaking, the DCS integrates scientific/technical expertise across the DOE to address both scientific and programmatic challenges.

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