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Direct Measurement of Key Molecule Will Increase Accuracy of Combustion Models

Sandia National Laboratories researchers are the first to directly measure hydroperoxyalkyl radicals — a class of reactive molecules denoted as “QOOH” — that are key in the chain of reactions that controls the early stages of combustion....
5-Feb-2015 2:25 PM EST

The Quest for Efficiency in Thermoelectric Nanowires

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed a single electroforming technique that tailored key factors to better thermoelectric performance: crystal orientation, crystal size and alloy uniformity. The work is outlined in a paper,...
2-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

'Iron Sun' Is Not a Rock Band, but a Key to How Stars Transmit Energy

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Creating the conditions of the sun, researchers for the first time have been able to experimentally revise figures used by theorists to define iron's key role in passing sunlight from the sun's core to its radiative surface.
6-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Breakthrough in Predictions of Pressure-Dependent Combustion Chemical Reactions

Researchers at Sandia and Argonne national laboratories have demonstrated, for the first time, a method to successfully predict pressure-dependent chemical reaction rates. It’s an important breakthrough in combustion and atmospheric chemistry that...
23-Dec-2014 3:00 AM EST

Getting Bot Responders Into Shape

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Sandia National Laboratories is tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency. Through a project supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Sandia is developing technology...
17-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

Linde, Sandia Partnership Looks to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Network

Sandia National Laboratories and industrial gas giant Linde LLC have signed an umbrella Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) that is expected to accelerate the development of low-carbon energy and industrial technologies, beginning...
17-Dec-2014 6:00 AM EST

Studies Look at Long-Term Aging of Electronics in Nuclear Weapons

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Researchers have studied radiation effects since the early days of nuclear weapons. But a 30-year program Sandia National Laboratories began in 2006 will provide real-time data for the first time on how electronics age within the weapon.
9-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

Storing Hydrogen Underground Could Boost Transportation, Energy Security

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Large-scale storage of low-pressure, gaseous hydrogen in salt caverns and other underground sites for transportation fuel and grid-scale energy applications offers several advantages over above-ground storage, says a recent Sandia National...
9-Dec-2014 6:00 AM EST

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