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Most Wear-Resistant Metal Alloy in the World Engineered at Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia’s materials science team has engineered a platinum-gold alloy believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world. It’s 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, making it the first alloy, or combination of metals, in the...
16-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Large Supercrystals Promise Superior Sensors

Using an artful combination of nanotechnology and basic chemistry, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have encouraged gold nanoparticles to self-assemble into unusually large supercrystals that could significantly improve detection sensitivity...
1-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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From Concept to Commercialization: 40 Years of Concentrating Solar Power Research

From testing space shuttle tiles to making electricity from sunlight, the world’s first multimegawatt solar tower has contributed to energy research, space exploration, defense testing and solar energy commercialization since it was commissioned...
27-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dry Casks Take the Heat

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have built a scaled test assembly that mimics a dry cask storage container for spent nuclear fuel to study how fuel temperatures change during storage and how the fuel’s peak temperatures affect the...
18-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Generating Electrical Power From Waste Heat

Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a tiny silicon-based device that can harness what was previously called waste heat and turn it into DC power.
9-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smarter, Safer Bridges with Sandia Sensors

Sandia National Laboratories has worked with Structural Monitoring Systems for over 15 years to turn science fiction smart bridges that can send out warnings when they’re damaged into science fact.
3-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Diesel Doesn't Float This Boat

Marine research could soon be possible without the risk of polluting either the air or the ocean. It’s thanks to a new ship design and feasibility study led by Sandia National Laboratories. Despite many advantages, the feasibility of a...
2-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sandia Light Mixer Generates 11 Colors Simultaneously

A multicolor laser pointer you can use to change the color of the laser with a button click — similar to a multicolor ballpoint pen — is one step closer to reality thanks to a new tiny synthetic material made at Sandia National Laboratories....
28-Jun-2018 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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New Radiation Detectors Developed at Sandia Used for New START Inspections

Sandia National Laboratories recently designed and produced new radiation detection equipment for New START Treaty monitoring. New START is a treaty between the United States and Russia that, among other limits, reduces the deployed nuclear...
1-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST

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Reducing the Traffic Jam in Batteries

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Research at Sandia National Laboratories has identified a major obstacle to advancing solid-state lithium-ion battery performance in small electronics: the flow of lithium ions across battery interfaces.Sandia’s three-year...
12-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST

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Radiation Security Team From Sandia Works Behind the Scenes at Events to Protect Public

Richard Stump has been to five Super Bowls and hasn’t seen a single pass, run or touchdown. Stump works security — a very special kind of security — at large public events. He’s a senior scientist on Sandia National Laboratories’...
14-Nov-2016 11:45 AM EST

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X-Ray Vision: Bomb Techs Strengthen Their Hand with Sandia’s XTK Software

An image-processing and analysis software developed at Sandia National Laboratories has swept the ranks of the country’s bomb squads. Called XTK, it has spread through the military and emergency response communities so rapidly that it’s now in...
6-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT

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