Sandia LabNews

Large supercrystals promise superior sensors

Using an artful combination of nanotechnology and basic chemistry, Sandia researchers have encouraged gold nanoparticles to self-assemble into unusually large supercrystals that could significantly improve the detection sensitivity for chemicals such as explosives or drugs.

Progress toward plugging an antibiotic pump

Each year in the U.S., at least 23,000 people die from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Using computer modeling, researchers from Sandia and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are helping to develop the means to prevent some of those deaths.

20 years of atmospheric science in the Arctic celebrated at barbecue

A community barbecue featuring science talks, door prizes and boat races celebrated 20 years of research on the changing Arctic climate in mid-July for the Sandia-managed Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Center in Utquagvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska.

Sandia researchers named Combustion Institute fellows

Sandia researchers Robert Barlow and Jacqueline Chen are among 125 members who have been named inaugural fellows of the Combustion Institute.

First responders confront shooters, explosives in emergency exercise

More than 200 members of Sandia’s workforce got a realistic taste of what might happen in a shooting incident on July 25 in the annual full-scale emergency exercise at the New Mexico site.