R. Montoya/Sandia National Laboratory
The Z Accelerator at Sandia National Laboratories, which is in diameter and high. A capacitor bank, just inside the outer diameter, can be charged to megajoules to generate a current pulse with a peak of mega-amps and a rise time of to . Important thicknesses of the aluminum and quartz drive plates and water samples (see supplemental information in Ref. ) were a few microns; the rear quartz window was a few mm thick. The sparking in the figure is caused by some power leakage from fast switches.