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 5-35 keV – with energies to 100 keV for imaging
- Special purpose experiments to complement dynamic compression
DCS Sector Layout
Additional information pertaining to the facilities dedicated to dynamic compression experiments may be found on the following pages:
- Impact Facilities
- Laser Shock Facilities
- Special Purpose Experiment Enclosure
- Measurement Capabilities
- Beamline Information
- Laboratory Support Facilities
View the APS Beamline Operations schedule on the APS Website.