Contributing to the Next Generation of Nuclear Power Generation

Our nuclear energy and fuel cycle technologies supports the safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable use of nuclear power worldwide through strengths in repository science, nonproliferation, safety and security, transportation, modeling, and system demonstrations.

Areas of Expertise

Sandia advises the U.S. Department of Energy in support of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)—the world’s only licensed and operating deep geologic repository for transuranic nuclear waste disposal.

Sandia conducts scientific analyses and experiments to enhance the safety of the nuclear fuel cycle and the supporting infrastructure.

Sandia conducts research and development in advanced technologies for both the front- and back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle.

Recent Videos

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Technical Assessment Report Released

The DOE released a report by an independent technical assessment team (TAT) that evaluated the mechanisms and chemical reactions contributing to the failure of a waste drum at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in […]

Resolving a Key to How Stars Transmit Energy

Working at temperatures matching the interior of the sun, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine have been able to determine experimentally, for the first time in history, iron’s role in inhibiting energy transmission from […]

Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors To Receive Up To $121.5M Over Five Years

The Department of Energy approved the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors’ (CASL’s) “Phase 2” renewal to develop advanced computing capabilities that serve as a virtual version of existing, operating nuclear reactors—to enable nuclear […]

Sandia Magnetized Fusion Technique Produces Significant Results

Sandia Z-Machine researchers have produced a significant fusion-neutron output, using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year. The experimental work is described in a paper “Experimental Demonstration of Fusion-Relevant Conditions in […]

  • Test Event May 1, 2015
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