Investigating the Relationship Between Microstructure and Dynamic Response Using X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers

Jon Eggert | 21-ERD-032

Executive Summary

Using high-energy, long-pulse optical laser drivers at two x-ray free electron lasers, we will develop a new generation of experiments exploring how the microstructure of materials responds at extreme pressure and temperature. The findings will help researchers better understand how weapon materials behave at these conditions, providing essential information needed in the current efforts to revitalize the nuclear stockpile.