High pressure and shock wave research in BARC was initiated in late 1960s.
Over a period of few decades, the division has set up several experimental facilities and has extensive theoretical skills for in depth investigations of materials under high pressures.
• Study of variations in physical properties of materials when subjected to extreme conditions of pressure, temperature etc.
• Determination of reliable equation of state of materials.
• Development of beamlines at Indus synchrotron radiation sources for facilitating in-situ studies of materials under extreme conditions.