Advanced Nuclear Concepts

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Radiation Effects Sciences

At the core of Sandia National Laboratories nuclear weapons mission is the reliability and survivability of a variety of system components and materials in radiation environments. In support of that mission, Sandia has established unique capabilities for generating a wide range of radiation, from the pulsed, high energy X-rays of HERMES-III to the mixed neutron-gamma [...]

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Nuclear Energy Systems Laboratory (NESL) / Transient Nuclear Fuels Testing

Sandia National Laboratories is home to the United States’ only operational pulsed nuclear reactor capable of a comprehensive range of transient nuclear fuels testing. The Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR) was specially designed to provide high power pulses (up to 300-MJ) in very short amounts of time (6-millisecond pulse-width), which allows the ACRR to compete [...]

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Solar Electric Propulsion

Bringing together expertise in advanced Brayton power conversion systems, concentrated solar collector technology and space system design and analysis, Sandia National Laboratories (partnering with Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems and the University of Michigan) has developed a solar electric propulsion concept capable of a wide array of missions for NASA. This multipurpose space vehicle concentrates [...]

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