Shock Thermodynamic Applied Research Facility User Facility: Yes

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The Shock Thermodynamic Applied Research Facility (STAR) facility, within Sandia’s Solid Dynamic Physics Department, is one of a few institutions in the world with a major shock-physics program. This is the only experimental test facility in the world that can cover the full range of pressure (bars to multi-Mbar) for material property study utilizing gas/propellant launchers, ramp-loading pulsers, and ballistic applications. This facility is available to support any institution whose applications can benefit from its unique capabilities; contact the user liaison.
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