Advanced Power Source Engineering Facility

The Power Sources Technology Group (PSTG) provides comprehensive capabilities in power source research, design, engineering, characterization, evaluation, and testing. Supporting PSTG is a staff of more than 80 scientists, engineers, and technicians with backgrounds in chemistry, electrochemistry, metallurgy, chemical engineering, materials science, engineering, and physics.

State-of-the-art capabilities are available to perform research, design, development, and production for a variety of primary, reserve or rechargeable technologies. Facilities (over 60,000 sq. ft.) include:

  • Wet chemistry laboratories
  • Analytical and diagnostic laboratories
  • Extensive dry room capabilities: >10,000 sq. ft. that is agile/reconfigurable to meet dynamic customer needs
  • Environmental battery test facility
  • Production/prototyping facilities for lithium-ion, lithium primary, and thermal batteries
  • Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory (BATLab)
  • Energy Storage Analysis Laboratory (ESAL)
  • World-class non-destructive analysis tools
  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing battery hardware
  • Access to comprehensive environmental testing, modeling & simulation, materials synthesis, analysis, and diagnostic equipment across the laboratory

Core business areas for PSTG include:

  • Thermal battery research, design, development, and prototyping
  • Production and stockpile support for power sources
  • Lithium primary battery research, design, development, and prototyping
  • Transportation energy storage
  • Grid scale energy storage solutions
  • Power sources testing and evaluation
  • Battery safety research and development
  • Advanced power source concepts
  • Advanced diagnostic tool development

Availability

This facility is available to support applications that can benefit from its unique capabilities. To make arrangements, contact the user liaison.

User liaison

Christopher Orendorff
Sandia National Laboratories
PO Box 5800, MS-0613
Albuquerque, NM 87185
corendo@sandia.gov