Energy and Climate


Novel Nanoparticle Production Method Could Lead to Better Lights, Lenses, Solar Cells

Titanium-dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles show great promise as fillers to tune the refractive index of anti-reflective coatings on signs and optical encapsulants (protective coverings or coatings) for light-emitting di­odes (LEDs), solar cells and other optical devices. Industry has shunned TiO2 nanoparticles because they have been difficult and expensive to make, and current methods produce particles that are too […]

Senator Heinrich Touts Energy Savings & Job Creation through Shaheen-Portman Bill

On September 17, 2013, in News

“New Mexico is already capitalizing on a diversified but rapidly transforming energy sector and stands to benefit from leveraging investments in efficiency projects and innovative technologies.” -Senator Martin Heinrich Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, a member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, delivered a speech on the Senate floor in support of […]

SSLS Scientist Andy Armstrong Receives 2013 Employee Recognition Award

Congratulations to SSLS EFRC Sr. Investigator Andy Armstrong, who was honored with Sandia’s 2013 Employee Recognition Award. Andy was awarded in recognition of his development and application of novel defect characterization for III-Nitride materials. Sandia’s prestigious Employee Recognition Awards (ERA) are presented to individual employees and teams nominated by their peers and chosen by a […]

Research Challenge 0: Overarching and spillover research

On August 7, 2013, in

The “zeroth” scientific research challenge is what we call overarching and spillover research. “Overarching” research is what connects the six main scientific research challenges to SSL technology. SSL technology is itself evolving rapidly, and we devote some effort to understanding this evolution so as to provide guidance for the directions of our inquiry to surmount […]

Jerry Simmons Is One of Three Researchers Named as Laboratory Fellows

This status is reserved for those who are nationally or internationally recognized pioneers in their fields. It is considered a promotion to the highest level of R&D staff, equivalent to the level of management immediately below Sandia’s vice presidents. “The three new fellows have histories of sustained and equally distinguished accomplishments in their fields,” said […]

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