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.
Novel nanoparticle production method could lead to better lights, lenses, solar cells
(Phys.org) —Sandia National Laboratories has come up with an inexpensive way to synthesize titanium-dioxide nanoparticles and is seeking partners who can demonstrate the process at industrial scale for everything from solar ...
Sandia releases interface to help standardize supercomputer power and energy systems
To help moderate the energy needs of increasingly power-hungry supercomputers, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have released an application programming interface (API) with the goal of standardizing measurement ...
Evaluating powerful batteries for modular grid energy storage
Sandia National Laboratories has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower's GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage system analyzed at Sandia's Energy Storage Test Pad in Albuquerque, N.M.
The brain could be key to a better computer
Your brain is incredibly well-suited to handling whatever comes along, plus it's tough and operates on little energy. Those attributes—dealing with real-world situations, resiliency and energy efficiency—are precisely ...
Adaptive zoom riflescope prototype has push-button magnification
When an Army Special Forces officer-turned engineer puts his mind to designing a military riflescope, he doesn't forget the importance of creating something for the soldiers who will carry it that is easy to use, extremely ...
Low-cost, hydrogen-powered forklifts with rapid refueling, zero emissions coming soon
Zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell systems soon could be powering the forklifts used in warehouses and other industrial settings at lower costs and with faster refueling times than ever before, courtesy of a partnership between ...
Mobile imager of fast neutrons spots radiation source at a distance and through shielding
A nuclear device has been hidden in a high-rise building in a major metropolitan area. Emergency responders have intelligence that narrows down the location to a single city block, but it isn't safe to search door-to-door. ...
Sandia invents sensor to learn about prosthesis fit; system to make fit better
As an amputee walks on a prosthetic leg during the day, the natural fluid in the leg shifts and the muscles shrink slightly.
Fusion instabilities lessened by unexpected effect
(Phys.org) —A surprising effect created by a 19th century device called a Helmholz coil offers clues about how to achieve controlled nuclear fusion at Sandia National Laboratories' powerful Z machine.
Magnetically stimulated flow patterns offer strategy for heat transfer problems
(Phys.org) —Sandia National Laboratories researchers Jim Martin and Kyle Solis have what Martin calls "a devil of a problem."