Yogendra Gupta
Yogendra Gupta

The Dynamic Compression Sector, a first-of-its-kind-worldwide research capability, will help unravel the mysteries of material behavior at extreme conditions and short time scales.

The National Nuclear Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Washington State University  will dedicate the DCS in a ceremony hosted by WSU this week at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source near Chicago.

The DCS will help address challenges related to the nation’s energy and national security needs, understand the structure of planetary interiors and make new, lightweight materials for industrial, aerospace and automotive applications.

“DCS supports a broad range of multidisciplinary research and will allow scientists to observe material behaviors and the underlying microscopic mechanisms using techniques that have not been possible before,” said Yogendra Gupta, director of the WSU Institute for Shock Physics.

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