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.
Fuel cell-powered mobile lights tested, proven, ready for commercial use
Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen fuel cells are cleaner, quieter and now have a proven track record in applications such as nighttime construction, sports and entertainment events and airport operations, making ...
MESA complex starts largest production series in its history
Sandia National Laboratories has begun making silicon wafers for three nuclear weapon modernization programs, the largest production series in the history of its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications complex.
Iron rain fell on early Earth, new Z machine data supports
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine have helped untangle a long-standing mystery of astrophysics: why iron is found spattered throughout Earth's mantle, the roughly 2,000-mile thick region between Earth's ...
Explosive Destruction System begins first stockpile project
This week Sandia National Laboratories' Explosive Destruction System (EDS) began safely destroying stockpile chemical munitions for the U.S. Army.
Shared opportunities for natural gas and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle markets
Fueling stations that offer both hydrogen and natural gas could benefit distributors of both fuel types, says a new Sandia National Laboratories report, "Transitioning the Transportation Sector: Exploring the Intersection ...
Plasmonic crystal alters to match light-frequency source
Gems are known for the beauty of the light that passes through them. But it is the fixed atomic arrangements of these crystals that determine the light frequencies permitted passage.
Getting bot responders into shape
Sandia National Laboratories is tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency.
Diamond plates create nanostructures through pressure, not chemistry
(Phys.org) —You wouldn't think that mechanical force—the simple kind used to eject unruly patrons from bars, shoe a horse or emboss the raised numerals on credit cards—could process nanoparticles more subtly than the ...
More California gas stations can provide H2 than previously thought, study says
A study by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories concludes that a number of existing gas stations in California can safely store and dispense hydrogen, suggesting a broader network of hydrogen fueling stations may be ...
Studies look at long-term aging of electronics in nuclear weapons
Sandia National Laboratories is studying how environments, including radiation that originates from a nuclear weapon itself, could affect the performance of electronics in the W76-1 warhead as they age.