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The Center for the Study of Pulsed-Power-Driven High Energy Density Plasmas

The Center for the Study of Pulsed-Power-Driven High Energy Density Plasmas at Cornell University has been established to study exploding wires, wire-array z-pinches, and their applications, as well as other high-energy density applications of pulsed power generation. This work is being carried out by the Laboratory of Plasma Studies (LPS) at Cornell in collaboration with researchers at Imperial College, London, the University of Nevada, Reno, the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow. Examples of other areas of pulsed-power-driven high energy density science are atomic physics studies of highly stripped metals, isentropic compression experiments that take advantage of the ultra-high magnetic pressures that can be generated with a 1,000,000 Ampere pulsed power generator, and using the x-pinch.