Zebra Pulsed Power Lab

Leading in High-Energy-Density Science

World-renowned Research and Education

The Zebra Pulsed Power Lab (ZPPL) 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.


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.

Contact Us

Contact Zebra Pulsed Power Lab (0372)

Zebra Pulsed Power Lab

Reno, NV 89506

Phone (775) 682-9700 (Front Desk)

Phone (775) 784-8020 (24-Hour Emergency)

Fax (775) 682-9703

Sage Building: Stead Complex: 5625 Fox Avenue