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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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sandia technology may substantially reduce thermoelectric power water usage

Thanks to technology created by Sandia researchers, cooling power plants using significantly less water may someday be a reality. The technology uses a thermodynamic cycle for a cooling loop that makes it easier to transfer [...]

Jon Ihlefeld is awarded the American Ceramics Society’s 2017 Richard M. Fulrath Award

Jon Ihlefeld, a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, has been selected to receive the 2017 Richard M. Fulrath Award from The American Ceramics Society. Jon was selected by unanimous decision [...]

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