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Article ID: 700286

Cracking the Code to Soot Formation

Sandia National Laboratories

The longstanding mystery of soot formation, which combustion scientists have been trying to explain for decades, appears to be finally solved, thanks to research led by Sandia National Laboratories.Soot is ubiquitous and has large detrimental effects on human health, agriculture, energy-consumption efficiency, climate and air quality.

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10-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700271

Blast Tube Tests at Sandia Simulate Shock Wave Conditions Nuclear Weapons Could Face

Sandia National Laboratories

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers are using a blast tube configurable to 120 feet to demonstrate how well nuclear weapons could survive the shock wave of a blast from an enemy weapon and to help validate computer modeling.

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10-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700133

Society of Women Engineers Recognizes Sandia Researcher with Its Highest Honor

Sandia National Laboratories

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Jacqueline Chen, a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the Society of Women Engineers for her impact on the engineering community and the society.This award is the highest honor given by the society and recognizes outstanding technical contributions for at least 20 years in engineering.

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6-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700034

Researchers Discover New Source of Formic Acid Over Pacific, Indian Oceans

Sandia National Laboratories

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Insights from experiments at Sandia National Laboratories designed to push chemical systems far from equilibrium allowed an international group of researchers to discover a new major source of formic acid over the Pacific and Indian oceans.The discovery was published in the July 3 issue of Nature Communications and featured on the “Editors’ Highlights” webpage.

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5-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699414

Cutting it short

Sandia National Laboratories

Gene editing technology could one day eliminate diseases currently considered incurable. Thanks to a new test developed by Sandia National Laboratories scientists, that day is closer to dawning.

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22-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699246

Progress Toward Plugging an Antibiotic Pump

Sandia National Laboratories

Using computer modeling, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are helping to develop the means to prevent some deaths from infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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20-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699089

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

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 same class as diamond and sapphire, nature’s most wear-resistant materials.

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16-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698385

Large Supercrystals Promise Superior Sensors

Sandia National Laboratories

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 to chemicals in explosives or drugs.

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1-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698149

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

Sandia National Laboratories

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 at Sandia National Laboratories in July 1978. The solar tower is a key component of a specific type of utility-scale solar energy technology that uses hundreds of large mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto a receiver on a tower. The heat from the concentrated sunlight is absorbed by either a liquid, gas or solid and stored or used immediately in a heat exchanger to generate electricity. This type of energy, called concentrating solar power, is appealing because it can supply renewable energy — even when the sun is not shining — without using batteries for storage. To mark the National Solar Thermal Test Facility’s 40th anniversary this month, present and past Sandia leaders and researchers, industry leaders and government represen

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27-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697591

Dry Casks Take the Heat

Sandia National Laboratories

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 integrity of the metal cladding surrounding the spent fuel. Regulators could use the data to help verify computer simulations that show whether nuclear power utilities are complying with regulations that specify how much heat a dry cask can safely handle.

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18-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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