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Phenomenological Modeling

Structural Performing complex systems analysis, structural, and mechanical analysis, design, and experiments in support of safety and security assessments of commercial nuclear power generation plants and fuel cycle facilities. Structural Phenomenological Fact Sheet Thermal Performing complete investigations of thermal phenomena by leveraging a comprehensive suite of resources including a unique [...]

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Experimental Testing

Multi-scale and Multi-process Testing Exploring how individual components and subsystems will behave in different environments through the use of multi-scale and multi-process testing as a measure to inform risk and safety assessments and performance certification processes. Multi-scale and Multi-process Testing Fact Sheet Large-Scale Validation Experiments Using science as a foundation, [...]

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Defense Waste Management Programs

Defense Waste Management Programs provides scientific analyses and programmatic advice to the U.S. Department of Energy in support of defense waste management challenges.  Defense waste encompasses radioactive and hazardous materials designated as waste by-products during the manufacture and deployment of weapons, in particular, nuclear weapons.  Defense waste is unique in that all current management strategies [...]

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Advanced Nuclear Energy

The Advanced Nuclear Energy Programs Group conducts research and development in advanced technologies for both the front- and back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle to ensure energy and environmental stability in the interest of national security.  The Advanced Nuclear Energy Programs Group’s primary customer is the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE). [...]

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Nuclear Energy Safety Technologies

Sandia’s Nuclear Energy Safety Technologies Group develops innovative technologies and methodologies through scientific analyses and experiments to enhance the safety of the nuclear fuel cycle and the supporting infrastructure. These solutions cover a broad spectrum of activities ranging from large multiscale/multipurpose experiments to phenomenological modeling, and from risk/safety modeling and assessments to support of [...]

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Risk and Safety Assessment

Risk and Safety Assessments are used in many applications to help people understand the consequences from a set of actions and the probability they will occur. Policy and decision makers rely on techniques like these to inform their processes, including when outcomes are uncertain. At Sandia National Laboratories, we have world class leaders in risk [...]

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Photovoltaics Focused on developing cost-effective, reliable photovoltaic energy systems and accelerating the integration of PV technology in the United States and globally. Research Areas PV Performance and Modeling  Grid Modernization Materials & Fabrication Balance of Systems and Soft Costs R&D Facilities Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Lab [...]

By | 2020-03-24T20:47:20+00:00 April 20th, 2011|Comments Off on Photovoltaics

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)

Developing and testing CSP technologies for the Department of Energy, industry and the world for over 40 years. Research Areas Current Research Projects Research Capabilities Testing Capabilities Facilities & Tools National Solar Thermal Test Facility Chemistry Labs Brayton Lab Tools News & Publications About us [...]

By | 2020-04-01T19:57:33+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Comments Off on Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)

Central Receiver Test Facility

Operated by Sandia National Laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Central Receiver Test Facility (CRTF) is a major location for developing technology to produce electricity from the heat of the sun's energy. This technology is expected to be commercially competitive with other energy sources. The primary goal of the CRTF is to [...]

By | 2018-07-25T18:20:52+00:00 April 4th, 2011|Comments Off on Central Receiver Test Facility

R&D Activities

The first step in a concentrating solar power system is to “collect” and focus the sunlight using a large array of mirrors, or collectors. Different configurations of mirrors can be used depending on the type of CSP technology being employed. CSP system technologies include dish, parabolic trough, linear Fresnel, and central receiver (power tower) [...]

By | 2019-10-23T18:48:34+00:00 March 3rd, 2011|Comments Off on R&D Activities