Another dramatic climb toward fusion conditions for Sandia Z accelerator Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Sandia Z-Pinch
Description:
The Z-Pinch machine in this photo (hi-res version) at Sandia National Laboratories is a plasma confinement system that discharges a very large voltage through fine wires. For more information, see Sandia Z Accelerator, and to learn about fusion power production, see Fusion Machines at the American Physical Society's outreach website Physics Central. To explore plasma confinement, see FusEdWeb.
Image:
photo credit: <a href="http://www.sandia.gov/Main.html" target="_blank">Sandia National Laboratories</a>; <a href="http://www.sandia.gov/media/z290.htm" target="_blank">image source</a>
photo credit: Sandia National Laboratories; image source
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/zpinch-large-4-7-07.jpg
Featured:
April 16, 2007 - May 1, 2007