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Quantum research gets a boost at Sandia

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Department of Energy 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 […]

A splash of detergent makes catalytic compounds more powerful

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — Researcher David Rosenberg examines images of a white powder under a powerful scanning electron microscope. Up close, the powder looks like coarse gravel, a heap of similar but irregular chunks. Then he looks at a second image — the same material produced by colleague Hongyou Fan instead of purchased from a catalog […]

Clean water that’s ‘just right’ with Sandia sensor solution

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Water utilities have a Goldilocks problem: If they don’t add enough chlorine, nasty bacteria that cause typhoid and cholera survive the purification process. Too much chlorine produces disinfection byproducts such as chloroform, which increase cancer risks. The amount of chlorine needs to be “just right” for safe drinking water. The Environmental Protection […]

Nanotechnology manager elected president of Materials Research Society

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Senior manager Sean Hearne, who leads the Center of Integrated Nanotechnology (CINT) group for Sandia National Laboratories, has been elected president of the Materials Research Society. MRS is an international organization that promotes interdisciplinary materials research with 15,000 members from academia, industry and national labs. Hearne will serve as vice president beginning […]

Sandia storing information securely in DNA

Sandia researchers explore a biologically inspired information storage system ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider generate 15 million gigabytes of data per year. That is a lot of digital data to inscribe on hard drives or beam up to the “cloud.” George Bachand, a Sandia National Laboratories bioengineer at the Center for […]

Two Sandia student interns named Goldwater Scholars

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories student interns Hattie Schunk and Julian A. Vigil have been named 2016 Goldwater Scholars. The undergraduate scholarship, established by Congress in 1986 to honor former Sen. Barry Goldwater, annually pays tuition, fees, books and room and board for 250 college sophomores and juniors pursuing research careers in mathematics, the […]

Hongyou Fan chosen for prestigious lecture on creating nanomaterials

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Hongyou Fan has been selected by the Materials Research Society (MRS) and the Kavli Foundation to deliver the 2015 Fred Kavli Distinguished Lecture in Nanoscience. Fan is the first lecturer identified with a national laboratory to be so honored. “I am glad that I have an opportunity to […]

Diamond plates create nanostructures through pressure, not chemistry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — You wouldn’t think that mechanical force — the simple kind used to eject unruly patrons from bars, shoe a horse or emboss the raised numerals on credit cards — could process nanoparticles more subtly than the most advanced chemistry. Yet, in a recent paper in Nature Communications, Sandia National Laboratories researcher Hongyou […]

Improvements in MRIs, passenger screening, other image-detection applications on the horizon

Sandia, Rice University, Tokyo Institute of Technology developing terahertz detectors with carbon nanotubes LIVERMORE, Calif. — Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could lead to significant improvements in medical imaging, airport passenger screening, food […]

Get ready for the computers of the future

Sandia National Laboratories launches push to innovate next-generation machines ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Computing experts at Sandia National Laboratories have launched an effort to help discover what computers of the future might look like, from next-generation supercomputers to systems that learn on their own — new machines that do more while using less energy. “We think […]

2014 Rank Prize for envisioning strained-layer superlattices awarded to Sandia Fellow

Theoretical work opened door to many modern devices ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In 1982, then-Sandia National Laboratories researcher Gordon Osbourn published a theoretical paper that asserted the previously unthinkable: that ultra-thin layers of mismatched atomic lattices could overcome the strain of their union and successfully form a defect-free bond. Going against the grain of the times, […]

Already “outstanding poster” selected for international exhibit

Sandia researchers score MRS  “outstanding” rating two years running ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Hongyou Fan was honored for his “outstanding poster” at the 2013 Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS) in San Francisco. His was one of only 12 posters selected out of 2,147 at the conference. His poster then was chosen as […]