Sandia LabNews

Quantum research gets a boost at Sandia

DOE has awarded Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories $8 million for quantum research — the study of the fundamental physics of all matter — at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies. The award will fund two three-year projects enabling scientists at the two labs to build advanced tools for nanotechnology research and development.

Nobel Laureate underscores CINT annual meeting

Nobel laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart gave the plenary address at the annual meeting of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, which took place Sept. 24-25 in Santa Fe. This year’s conference highlighted research performed by the CINT user community in the areas of quantum materials, nano-mechanics and imaging.

A splash of detergent makes catalytic compounds more powerful

Uniform catalytic compounds produced at Sandia don't just look nice, they outperform commercial varieties used as catalysts in solar cells and which could be used to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel. If developed for industry, the new technology could improve performance while reducing costs of catalysts used everywhere from environmental cleanup to cancer treatment.