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Title: Z Machine at Sandia Labs

Abstract

Sandia Labs' Z machine is the largest laboratory source of x-rays in the world. For the few nanoseconds of a Z Machine test, its electrical output equals the output of 50x the electrical generating stations of all the power plants on earth. The Z Machine complex encompasses an area roughly the size of a major college basketball arena. Originally created to validate nuclear weapons models, the Z Machine is also considered a "dark horse" in the race for viable fusion energy production. After the famous "arcs and sparks" photo of Z (a photo no longer possible after its refurbishment), this is a fast-motion video of workers completing Z's recent refurbishment.

Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
987747
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; Z MACHINE; PULSED POWER; X-RAYS; DARK HORSE

Citation Formats

. Z Machine at Sandia Labs. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
. Z Machine at Sandia Labs. United States.
. Wed . "Z Machine at Sandia Labs". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987747.
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year = {2007},
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