Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Proton Radiography Team

Invented at Los Alamos National Laboratory, proton radiography employs a high-energy proton beam to image the properties and behavior of materials driven by high explosives.
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    The Proton Radiography Beam Line

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  • Radiographs of Shocked Metals

    Radiographs of Shocked Metals

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Experimental Research

For a single experiment, the Proton Radiography (pRad) facility is able to make multiple images over time to form a time-lapse movie that illuminates ultra-fast phenomena. This capability is used to study shocked materials and other dynamic processes.

Major Projects
Proton Radiography Team