Sandia National Laboratories’ solar researchers and librarians have spent the past few years collecting, digitizing and cataloging a host of reports, memos, blueprints, photos and more on concentrating solar power, a kind of renewable energy produced by using large mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto a receiver on a tower to generate electricity. These historical research documents are now in a publicly accessible digital archive for other concentrating solar power researchers, historians, corporations and citizens to view.
Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories and their collaborators have developed a new membrane, whose structure was inspired by a protein from algae, for electrodialysis that could be used to provide fresh water for farming and energy production.
- Soft Matter
A Sandia National Laboratories team of materials scientists and computer scientists have spent more than a year helping to create 12 new alloys — and model hundreds more — that demonstrate how machine learning can help accelerate the future of hydrogen energy.
Z, a machine that exceeds the power of all the generating power plants on Earth when it fires, is the guest of honor tomorrow when its former directors come together to celebrate 25 years of the machine's existence. Z produces data that protects the nuclear stockpile, investigates aspects of the stars, and has moved forward humanity's quest for controlled nuclear fusion, a distant dream.
Nuclear power is a significant source of steady carbon-neutral electricity, making the design and construction of new and next-generation nuclear reactors critical for achieving the U.S.’s green energy goals. A number of new nuclear reactor designs, such as small modular reactors and non-light water reactors, have been developed over the past 10 to 15 years. In order to help the Nuclear Regulatory Commission evaluate the safety of the next generation of reactors, fuel cycle facilities and fuel technologies, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have been expanding their severe accident modeling computer code, called Melcor, to work with different reactor geometries, fuel types and coolant systems.
- U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Sandia National Laboratories is developing an imaging system that will enable people to safely examine sealed metal boxes when opening them could be dangerous
There isn't a single modern vehicle on the road today that hasn't benefitted from the work done at the CRF.
Sandia Labs Experimental Impact Mechanics Lab packs a world-class punch in 200-plus square feet of weights, rods, cables, bars, heaters, compressors and high-speed cameras.
Experts at Sandia National Laboratories just began their second year of a project to capture important, hard-to-explain nuclear waste management knowledge from retirement-age employees to help new employees get up to speed faster.