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Sandia gives Japanese elected official a tour of Z machine

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Sandia gives Japanese elected official a tour of Z machine

Sandia recently hosted Yasuyuki Kaneko, a Sapporo city councilor from Japan, to provide an understanding the importance of the work done at the Z machine and to explain the purpose of plutonium experiments conducted at Z.

Sandia Pulsed Power Sciences Center director Keith Matzen answered Kaneko’s question of how much plutonium was involved in a Z experiment shot by pulling a nickel from his pocket. “The amount of plutonium used is less than the size of this coin,” Matzen said.

Read more about the visit.

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 11:34 am ET