The Future of Superalloys: Superalloy Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles unlock the future of superalloy metals. ‘Sandia National Laboratories is pioneering the future of superalloy materials by advancing the science behind how those superalloys are made. As part of Sandia’s nanoscale research, a group of experts specializing in inorganic synthesis and characterization, modeling, and radiation science have designed a radical system of experiments to […]

Integrated Microfluidic Platform for Oral Diagnostics (IMPOD): A Lab-On-A-Chip to Analyze Saliva

Saliva-Based Diagnostic Tools on the Horizon. ‘Imagine this scenario at a dental checkup in your future: After settling you in the examination chair and fastening a paper bib around your neck, the dental assistant draws a sample of your saliva with a sterile pipette. Then, while your dentist performs your oral exam and the hygienist […]

Hot Ice, Hotter Than Boiling Water

Ice created in nanoseconds by Sandia’s Z machine. ‘Sandia’s huge Z machine, which generates temperatures hotter than the sun, has turned water to ice in nanoseconds. However, don’t expect anything commercial just yet: the ice is hotter than the boiling point of water. “The three phases of water as we know them — cold ice, […]