Sandia National Laboratories was founded in 1949 and is a government-owned/contractor operated facility. Lockheed Martin is the private sector contractor operator. Sandia National Laboratories mission is to address national security in the area of nuclear weapons, energy, resource and nonproliferation, defense systems and assessments, homeland security and defense. Sandi National Laboratories main facilities are in New Mexico and California with a number of smaller labs within the US.
Hardware from old nuclear weapons systems becomes valuable teaching resource
Sandia National Laboratories is preserving the history of nuclear weapons in hardware developed since the start of the nuclear era as a way to connect new generations of weapons engineers to the engineering work of past generations.
Tracing the evolution of a drug-resistant pathogen
To fight a pathogen that's highly resistant to antibiotics, first understand how it gets that way.
Sandia's Z machine helps solve Saturn's 2-billion-year age gap
Planets tend to cool as they get older, but Saturn is hotter than astrophysicists say it should be without some additional energy source.
Sandia's new vibration table promises different ways of testing
It took decades for technology to catch up with the math David Smallwood worked out to control vibration table shakers.
New tamper-detecting seal is tough to fool
A critical area of security is ensuring that something inside a container stays there. Sandia National Laboratories has made the job easier with an innovative technology that detects signs of tampering.
Researchers first to measure thermoelectric behavior by 'tinkertoy' materials
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such ...
Testing heats up at Sandia's Solar Tower with high temperature falling particle receiver
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles.
New fog chamber provides testing options that could improve security cameras
Fog can play a key role in cloaking military invasions and retreats and the actions of intruders. That's why physical security experts seek to overcome fog, but it's difficult to field test security cameras, sensors or other ...
Digital in-line holography helps researchers 'see' into fiery fuels
Transportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create catastrophic fires. It's important to understand how burning droplets of fuel are generated and behave in those ...
Small electric voltage alters conductivity in key materials
Modern research has found no simple, inexpensive way to alter a material's thermal conductivity at room temperature.