The fog facility at Sandia enables researchers to test new technology, like self-flying vehicles, in conditions that mimic nature.
After a series of tests that mimic a raging-hot fire, the team found that their sealed, stainless steel containers did not break open.
A Sandia chemical engineer has been recognized by DOE’s Women @ Energy: STEM Rising website, which honors women in STEM fields throughout the DOE complex.
The upgrade added new hardware necessary to recover the vehicle and new onboard memory chips, which researchers can retrieve after launch to gather 40 times more data than in previous missions.
Researchers Leo Small, Erik Spoerke and Martha Gross developed sodium batteries that can operate at lower temperatures, at a lower cost, more safely and for longer than standard lead-acid or lithium ion batteries.
Airline safety center departs after 30 years
Sandia retools facilities to design, test sterilizable mask
Sandia is outfitting three stainless-steel storage canisters with heaters and instrumentation to simulate nuclear waste so researchers can study their durability. Researchers plan to study how much salt gathers on the canisters over time.
Paul Cooper, one of the world’s foremost explosives experts, passed away recently at the age of 83. Paul retired from Sandia in 2012, but his explosives research, seminal textbook and mentorship of future scientists lives on at the Labs and in other organizations internationally.