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DOE Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (OE) Energy Storage Safety Workshop

On February 17–18, 2014, Sandia National Laboratories and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory co-hosted the DOE OE Energy Storage Safety Workshop in Albuquerque, NM. This workshop’s goal was to address the need for validated energy-storage safety as identified in the DOE strategic plan for “Grid Energy Storage.” Thought leaders in the fields of deployment, operation, regulation, […]

Magnetically Stimulated Flow Patterns Offer Strategy for Heat-Transfer Problems

Sandia’s Jim Martin and Kyle Solis (both in the Nanoscale Sciences Dept.) have discovered how to harness magnetic fields to create vigorous, organized fluid flows in particle suspensions. The magnetically stimulated flows offer an alternative when heat transfer is difficult because they overcome natural convection limits. Martin and Solis even demonstrated a heat-transfer valve that […]

Sandians as Guest Editors of Modeling & Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering Focus Section

Many vital needs in worldwide energy production, from electrifying trans­portation to enhancing renewable-energy production, depend on developing economical, reliable batteries with improved performance and safety. Meeting these needs will require dramatic changes in electrical energy storage materials and chemistries. New methods and computational capabilities offer the potential that modeling and simulation can fundamentally advance improved […]

Sandia Has Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Case Western Reserve University

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) initiates a relationship between our institutions to better leverage our inherently complementary energy research strengths—focusing on R&D activity in utility-scale power and includes energy storage (batteries, capacitors), grid integration of renewable-energy resources, real-time residential and industrial energy management and control, lifetime degradation and science and various forms of advanced energy […]

Sandia Metal-Organic Framework LDRD Research Published in Science

Alec Talin, Farid El Gabaly, and François Léonard (all in Sandia’s Materials Physics Dept.); Mike Foster (Materials Chemistry Dept.); Vitale Stavila (Hydrogen and Combustion Technology Dept.); and Mark Allendorf (Biological and Materials Sciences Center), plus National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) collaborators, published “Tunable electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework thin-film devices” in the December […]

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