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Nevada Terawatt Facility

Phone(775) 682-9700 (Front Desk)
Phone(775) 784-8020 (24-Hour Emergency)
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Location Sage Building: Stead Complex: 5625 Fox Avenue
Address Nevada Terawatt Facility
5625 Fox Ave.
Reno,  NV  89506
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  • About NTF

    About the Facility

    Our mission is to conduct research and to train students in the field of high-energy-density (HED) science.

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    Equipment & Support

    The Terawatt facility is a National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA's) Science Center.

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    Faculty & Staff

    Grant-supported research faculty carry out research in HED, laser and materials physics.

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  • Research


    Learn about the research that goes on at the Terawatt facility.

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    Student Engagement

    Part of our mission is to train students in the field of high-energy-density (HED) science.

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Leading in High-Energy-Density Science

World-renowned Research and Education

The Nevada Terawatt Facility (NTF) was established by the University of Nevada, Reno and dedicated in 2000.  Supported primarily by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), its mission is to conduct research and to train students in the field of high-energy-density (HED) science, the study of the behavior of matter subject to conditions of extreme temperature and density. This rapidly developing field explores the fourth state of matter, called plasma, under conditions similar to those occurring in the interiors of stars, nuclear fusion reactors, and lightning bolts.

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NTF Equipment


Our equipment facilitates z-pinch physics and high intensity laser plasma interaction research.


Research Programs

State of the art equipment and research affords the facility national acclaim.

NTF Personnel


Learn about our dedicated and talented research faculty, technical staff, and students.

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