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MESA Complex Starts Largest Production Series in Its History

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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.
26-Mar-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Sandia Showcases Biology Breakthroughs Available for Licensing

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Technologies developed in Sandia’s biosciences program could soon find their way into doctors’ offices. At a recent seminar for potential investors and licensees, Sandia bioscientists presented eight ready-to-license technologies in three key...
19-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Explosive Destruction System Begins First Stockpile Project

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This week the Explosive Destruction System, designed by Sandia for the U.S. Army, began safely destroying stockpile chemical munitions. The project to destroy 560 chemical munitions at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot with EDS is a prelude to a...
19-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Iron Rain Fell on Early Earth, New Z Machine Data Supports

Experiments at Z at pressures equalling when worlds collide show that iron vaporizes at far lower pressures than its theoretical value , explaining for the first time iron's widespread distribution in Earth's mantle.
18-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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

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