The conference technical committee is currently organizing technical tours of national pulsed power / power modulator / beam
facilities for conference attendees to experience firsthand. These tours are limited and seating will be available on a first-come first-served
basis. Buses will leave the La Fonda hotel at 1 PM following the short courses and deliver attendees to one of the three tour sites and return attendees to the La Fonda hotel after the
tours are complete. All tours will take place on Thursday June 5th at the same time, so interested individuals must select one of the tours below. Detailed
schedules of the tours will be released at a later time once the program finalizes. So that we may start to get
a headcount for the tours, please email your interest to Dr. George Laity, Sandia National Laboratories, email@example.com.
LANSCE ACCELERATOR AT LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY (LANL)
The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, or LANSCE, is one of the largest proton linear accelerators in the United States. The 800 MeV linac provides
beam current simultaneously to five major experiments: Proton Radiography facility, Weapons Neutron Research facility, Lujan Neutron Scattering Center,
Isotope Production facility, and Ultra-Cold Neutrons facility. In additional to the national security programs, LANSCE serves a national user community in
basic and applied research. The user program plays a key role in training the next generation of top scientists, attracting the best graduate students,
postdoctoral researchers, and early-career scientists. Since this tour is at a U.S. National Laboratory, there are special requirements for attendance on this
tour, especially for non-U.S. Citizens. Please see the section below on National Laboratory Tour Required Visitor Information.
Z MACHINE AT SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES (SNL)
The Z machine is the largest x-ray generator in the world, and is designed to test materials in extreme conditions using pulsed power technology.
The experiment utilizes z-pinch physics to produce hot dense plasmas with temperatures in excess of 2 billion degrees, pressures above 120,000 atmospheres,
x-ray powers up to 300TW, and currents more than 20 MA. Additional facilities nearby include the SATURN x-ray pulsed power accelerator, and the
700 kA high energy radiation megavolt electron source (HERMES). This tour involves bus travel to Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque from Santa Fe.
Since this tour is at a U.S. National Laboratory, there are special requirements for attendance on this tour, especially for non-U.S. Citizens.
Please see the section below on National Laboratory Tour Required Visitor Information.
THE PULSED POWER, CHARGED PARTICLE BEAMS, PLASMA AND HIGH POWER MICROWAVE LABORATORIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO’S
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT (UNM-ECE)
The UNM ECE applied electromagnetics group comprised of four laboratories involved in fundamental and applied research will
host an open house technical tour. Our laboratories include two 450 kV pulsed power accelerators devoted to magnetron and Backward
Wave oscillator HPM geometries and cathode physics. A Helicon Cathode Dual Source plasma physics device with densities up to 10e20/m3 for
turbulence, transport and astrophysics experiments. A magnetically Insulated accelerator driven by a 750 kV Marx for plasma physics, HPM and charged
particle beam experiments. A Linear Transformer Driver laboratory for switching and pulsed power development as well as high energy density physics
experiments. The University of New Mexico tour does not require a background check. Please email your interest in attending to Dr. George Laity,
Sandia National Laboratories, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Laboratory Tour Required Visitor Information.
In order to attend one of the National Laboratory tours, all interested attendees must submit to a security pre-background check in order
to enter one of the U.S. Department of Energy facilities, as well as in the case of the Sandia tour to enter a U.S. Air Force installation.
Non-U.S. Citizens must fill out the Information Request for Foreign National form and Fax
this along with a resume/CV and your tour preference to Dr. Gregory Dale, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 505-667-8207. In order to allow sufficient
time for processing, these forms must be received before Thursday, April 3, 2014 for the LANL tour and Thursday, April 17, 2014 for the Sandia Tour.
We apologize for the short deadline, especially on the LANL tour. Please allow as much time for the background check as possible.
For U.S. Citizens, please Fax the following information with your tour preference to Dr. Gregory Dale, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 505-667-8207.
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth (City/Province/Region/Country):
Employer Name, Address and Phone Number:
If, for whatever reason, a person is not able to attend one of the National Laboratory tours, we will try to accommodate you on the University of New Mexico tour.