Energetics Research Facility

Catherine Johnson, Assistant Professor

This facility is the only one of its kind in a university environment.  The Center has two blast-containment chambers, one rated for 1kg of explosives and the other rated for 4kg. In addition to workstations running advanced simulation software, the Center has explosion imaging equipment that includes an ultra-high speed Cordin 10-A framing camera (capable of 1,250,000 frames/sec), high-speed video cameras (a Phantom V2012, capable of 22,500 frames per second at full resolution and up to 1 million frames per second at lower resolutions), a gated ICCD camera (capable of single exposures down to 55 nanosecond exposure times) and flash x-ray equipment.