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CRF Article Chosen by The Journal of Chemical Physics to Commemorate 80th Anniversary

A 2012 article by CRF researchers David Chandler (in Sandia’s Transportation Energy Center) and the late Kevin Strecker, “Dual-etalon frequency-comb cavity ringdown spectrometer,” was chosen by The Journal of Chemical Physics as one of 80 articles to highlight the 80 years of outstanding work published in the journal. “I am honored that this paper was [...]

Power Production Started on All Three SWiFT Turbines

The week of September 30th marked the first week of power production on all three turbines at the Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility. Josh Bryant, Eric Mallet, and Dave Kroeker (all in Sandia’s Wind Energy Technologies Dept.) worked on-site to monitor the performance of the machines during the initial run-in testing. Through the initial [...]

Sandia Maps Multiple Paths to Cleaner, Low-Temp Diesels

A few years ago, the automotive and engine industries presented researchers at Sandia National Laboratories with a mystery. Notably, the companies did so separately, each approaching their national-lab research partners at the Combustion Research Facility (CRF) in Livermore, California, with in-house lab engine test results that none of their highly experienced experts had yet encountered. [...]

Two CRF Papers Named “Distinguished” for 34th International Symposium on Combustion

Two papers by CRF researchers have been named distinguished papers for the 34th International Symposium on Combustion held from July 29–August 3, 2012, in Warsaw, Poland. “Synchrotron photoionization measurements of fundamental autoignition reactions: Product formation in low-temperature isobutane oxidation” by Arkke Eskola, Oliver Welz, John Savee, David Osborn, and Craig Taatjes (all in Sandia’s Combustion [...]

Lyle Pickett Named a Society of Automotive Engineers Fellow

Lyle Pickett (in Sandia’s Engine Combustion Dept.) was just elected to a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Fellow-grade membership. He was selected based on his pioneering research on direct-injection engine fuel sprays and the international leadership he has brought to the field. His contributions are providing both a new understanding of the fundamentals of fuel [...]

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