Sandia LabNews

February 20, 2004


MICROSCALE FRICTION — Maarten de Boer (1762), foreground, and Alex Corwin (1762) investigate friction at the microscale using a recently developed inchworm actuator fabricated by the Sandia Ultraplanar Multilevel MEMS Technology (SUMMiT) process.

In this issue…

  • Sandia’s new ‘inchworm’ actuator studies friction at the microscale, provides detailed information
  • Team analyzing security standdown reports, proposals
  • Stat of Labs talks tout Sandia’s tech innovations, national security work
  • Julia Phillips elected to National Academy of Engineering
  • Team solves mystery of magnetism and chemistry
  • Novel simulations harness proteins to build nanostructures
  • 2004 Quality New Mexico conference: ‘On the Road to Performance Excellence’
  • Sandia honored by United Way for top contributions
  • Paul Robinson on Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century
  • Is Sandia really the first choice for technology solutions?
  • Military base realignment and closure
  • ASC program and ‘Off the Clock’ win international video awards