Energy and Climate


CRF Researchers Awarded David A. Shirley Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement

Craig Taatjes and David Osborn (both in 8353), along with collaborators at the universities of Manchester and Bristol, were given this LBNL Advanced Light Source (ALS) award for their work in making the first direct measurements of the reactions of Criegee intermediates and showing that their impact on tropospheric chemistry and climate may be substantially […]

BES Web Highlight: Single-mode gallium nitride nanowire lasers

On January 28, 2013, in EC, Energy Efficiency, Solid-State Lighting

A new top-down method for fabricating gallium nitride (GaN) nanowires with precisely controlled geometries enables single-mode, rather than typically-observed multi-mode, lasing behavior. Single-mode lasing arises from strong mode competition induced by careful restriction of the nanowire dimensions. This research was published by Sandia National Laboratories and is featured in a BES EFRC newsletter that highlights the […]

Chemical Sciences

On February 17, 2011, in

Sandia’s Basic Energy Sciences (BES) Chemical Sciences Program explores fundamental research in focused areas chemistry relevant to DOE missions. The focus of the Chemical Sciences research at Sandia is the production of energy from chemical processes, principally combustion. In addition to supporting research at Sandia, Chemical Sciences constructed and runs the Combustion Research Facility (CRF). […]

Materials Sciences and Engineering

On February 17, 2011, in

The Materials Sciences and Engineering Program within BES supports fundamental studies of materials sciences and engineering to improve the efficiency, economy, environmental acceptability, and safety in energy generation, conversion, transmission, and use. The goals of the Materials Sciences & Engineering program at Sandia are to Conduct forefront, interdisciplinary research Nurture innovation and attract and retains […]


On November 10, 2010, in

Sandia’s work in drilling technology is aimed at reducing the cost and risk associated with drilling in harsh, subterranean environments. The historical focus of the drilling research has been directed at significantly expanding the nation’s utilization of geothermal energy. This focus in geothermal related drilling research is the search for practical solutions to challenges associated […]