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Washington State University The Dynamic Compression Sector

Facilities

The Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) constitutes a new paradigm for understanding the dynamic compression and deformation response of materials on ns-μs time scales and at multiple length scales.  Real-time, atomistic-scale investigations of condensed matter phenomena can be undertaken in single event experiments through time-resolved, in-situ measurements utilizing the tunable, high energy X-ray capabilities at the Advanced Photon Source (APS).  The DCS experiments will address long-standing scientific challenges related to structural changes including metastability, deformation and fracture, and chemical reactions under extreme dynamic compression.  To download a list of the DCS Experimental Facilities, please click here.

DCS experimental and beamline characteristics include:

  • Peak stresses: to well over 350 GPa
  • Shock wave time durations: ~5 ns to microsecond
  • Focus on diffraction, imaging, and scattering measurements; simultaneous continuum measurements
  • Energy range from 7-35 keV – with energies to 100 keV for imaging
  • Focused X-ray beam spot sizes: ~14 (V) x 20 (H) μm2 to ~19 (V) x 68 (H) μm2
  • Special purpose experiments to complement dynamic compression

Additional information pertaining to the facilities dedicated to dynamic compression experiments may be found on the following pages:

To view the APS Beamline schedule, please click here.