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High-speed fire footage reveals key insights for power plant safety

by Melissae Fellet High energy arcing faults are high-power electrical discharges between two or more conductors that can release tens of thousands of amps of current. They can result in explosions that reach about 35,000 degrees Celsius — about the temperature of lightning strikes — and vaporize steel and spew hot metal particles into the [...]

By | 2019-12-23T15:47:22+00:00 December 23rd, 2019|Capabilities, Energy Assurance, Energy Surety, Modeling & Analysis, Nuclear Energy, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on High-speed fire footage reveals key insights for power plant safety

Join Sandia at the AGU 2019 Fall Meeting

Coastal erosion on the Arctic shore. As the Arctic ice sheet melts and the permafrost thaws, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories continue to carefully monitor conditions there. On Monday, Dec. 9th, Sandia’s Arctic researchers will present talks and posters. Those interested can download more information and a complete listing of talks and posters from [...]

By | 2019-12-09T19:03:20+00:00 December 9th, 2019|Conferences, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Join Sandia at the AGU 2019 Fall Meeting

Sandia research focuses on ‘switching on’ iron in clay minerals

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Anastasia Ilgen runs experiments in an anaerobic glovebox. (Photo by Randy Montoya) Click the thumbnail for a high-resolution image. By Michael Padilla ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers have discovered the mechanism to “switch on” iron residing in clay mineral structures, leading to the understanding of how to [...]

By | 2019-11-04T19:56:26+00:00 November 4th, 2019|News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia research focuses on ‘switching on’ iron in clay minerals

Sandia participates in Montana’s first DOE National Lab Day

By Michael Padilla Representatives from Sandia took part in Montana’s first Department of Energy (DOE) National Lab Day last month at Montana Technological University (Montana Tech). The goal of the Montana Tech event was to enable Montanans to learn about and explore opportunities for partnerships with DOE national laboratories. This event was similar to National [...]

By | 2019-10-28T22:14:46+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia participates in Montana’s first DOE National Lab Day

Containing a nuclear accident with ground-up minerals

Sandia’s injectable materials could stop contamination from spreading By Kristen Meub Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are developing a promising new way to prevent the spread of radioactive contamination and contain the hot molten mass that develops within a nuclear reactor during a catastrophic accident. During a three-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development project, a [...]

By | 2019-10-17T14:56:24+00:00 October 17th, 2019|Energy, News, News & Events, Nuclear Energy, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Containing a nuclear accident with ground-up minerals

Sandia helps Puerto Rico grid resilience

The days and weeks following a natural disaster are a critical time for residents, emergency response teams, and government entities to recover and rebuild infrastructure. Example of a substation to be used in a Puerto Rico microgrid. (Photo by Robert Broderick) Recovery can be time-consuming, and rebuilding after disaster presents a critical juncture [...]

By | 2019-10-17T14:57:42+00:00 October 15th, 2019|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia helps Puerto Rico grid resilience

Materials for hydrogen service advanced by new multilab consortium

Sandia, PNNL lead group studying metals and polymers in hydrogen environments By Melissae Fellet Researchers at Sandia and Pacific Northwest national laboratories are leading a collaborative effort to investigate how hydrogen affects materials such as plastics, rubber, steel and aluminum. The Hydrogen Materials Compatibility Consortium, or H-Mat, will focus on how hydrogen affects polymers and [...]

By | 2019-10-08T19:26:56+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Advanced Materials Laboratory, Capabilities, Hydrogen, News, News & Events, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Materials for hydrogen service advanced by new multilab consortium

Ducted fuel injection promises cleaner combustion

By Michael Langley Click the image to watch a video with additional information about ducted fuel injection. An engine innovation first conceived and tested by Sandia scientists has attracted the attention of big business because it synergizes with renewable fuels and takes almost all the soot out of a diesel engine’s exhaust without [...]

By | 2019-10-07T18:41:01+00:00 October 4th, 2019|Analysis, CRF, Fuel Options, News, News & Events, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Ducted fuel injection promises cleaner combustion

Latest solicitation calls for energy innovators

Since 2016, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technology Commercialization Fund has promoted National Laboratories’ promising energy technologies and expanded their impact. With the latest solicitation announced for 2020, private companies can find support to collaborate with Sandia and other National Laboratories to commercialize promising energy technologies. Strengthening partnerships, realizing potential The Technology Commercialization Fund helps [...]

By | 2019-10-02T15:28:29+00:00 October 2nd, 2019|News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Latest solicitation calls for energy innovators

New Sandia report looks at reducing power outages

by Dan Ware For many people, there’s nothing more annoying than when the power goes out. Sometimes the outage is mercifully brief, but other times, depending on the cause, they can last for hours or even days. A new report from Sandia highlights advances in technology developed to improve the stability of large power systems, [...]

By | 2019-09-30T17:31:50+00:00 September 30th, 2019|Energy, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Partnership, Publications|Comments Off on New Sandia report looks at reducing power outages