The Sandia National Laboratories, managed and operated by the Sandia Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation), are two major United States Department of Energy research and development national laboratories.
Their primary mission is to develop, engineer, and test the non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons. The primary campus is located on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the other is in Livermore, California, next to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Sandia is a National Nuclear Security Administration laboratory.
It is Sandia’s mission to maintain the reliability and surety of nuclear weapon systems, conduct research and development in arms control and nonproliferation technologies, and investigate methods for the disposal of the United States’ nuclear weapons program’s hazardous waste. Other missions include research and development in energy and environmental programs, as well as the surety of critical national infrastructures. In addition, Sandia is home to a wide variety of research including computational biology, mathematics (through its Computer Science Research Institute), materials science, alternative energy, psychology, MEMS, and cognitive science initiatives. Sandia formerly hosted ASCI Red, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers until its recent decommission, and now hosts ASCI Red Storm, originally known as Thor’s Hammer. Sandia is also home to the Z Machine. The Z Machine is the largest X-ray generator in the world and is designed to test materials in conditions of extreme temperature and pressure. It is operated by Sandia National Laboratories to gather data to aid in computer modeling of nuclear weapons.
Sandia National Laboratories research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Iron nitride transformers could boost energy storage options – March 27, 2016
- Enormous blades longer than two football fields could lead to more offshore energy in U.S. – January 30, 2016
- Thor’s hammer pulsed-power accelerator to crush materials at 1 million atmospheres – January 10, 2016
- Way cheaper catalyst may lower fuel costs for hydrogen-powered cars – October 8, 2015
- Algae nutrient recycling is a triple win – August 26, 2015
- Storing hydrogen underground could boost transportation, energy security – December 11, 2014
- New Portable Nuclear Device Detector – November 3, 2014
- Magnetized fusion technique produces significant results: ‘Break-even’ point close – September 26, 2014
- Diamond plates create nanostructures through pressure, not chemistry – June 28, 2014
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- Miniature Sandia sensors to Help Climate Research
- Sandia simulation suggests sunny skies for fusion reactors
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- A development that could have profound implications for the future of electronics, sensors, energy conversion and energy storage. | metal-organic framework
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