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Sandia’s falling particle receiver drops ceramics like they’re hot, because they are

By April Gocha / July 10, 2015

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratory have mounted a new falling ceramic particle receiver at the lab’s thermal test facility to measure the utility of ceramic particles to efficiently collect and store solar energy.

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Glass-grown algae may be the future of biofuel

By April Gocha / November 18, 2014

Algae are biofuel powerhouses, and while challenging, scientists estimate that it is within the realm of possibility to scale algae production high enough to meet many of the energy demands of a growing population.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 8, 2014

Fuel cells provide mobile power, making perfect solar absorbers, oxide-based magnetism for the future of computing, material defects make better batteries—and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 8, 2014.

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DOE pledges $9M to advance hydrogen storage technologies for fuel cells

By April Gocha / May 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it will be dishing out $9 million to help fund projects aimed at advancing hydrogen storage systems and developing a supply chain for hydrogen storage systems for fuel cells.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / March 11, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / April 2, 2013

Strategic Materials Advisory Council cautions DOD against stockpiling Chinese rare earths The Strategic Materials Advisory Council has cautioned the Department of Defense to avoid the risky mitigation strategy of stockpiling strategic and critical materials from China. The DOD recently completed its biannual “Strategic and Critical Materials 2013 Report on Stockpile Requirements,” which recommended stockpiling $120.43…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / March 26, 2013

Nanowire crystals used as the solar cells. SEM image of GaAs nanowire crystal grown on a silicon substrate. Credit: Krogstrup et al., Niels Bohr Institute. Nanowire solar cells raise efficiency limit Scientists from the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark, and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, have shown that a single GaAs…

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Sandia Lab researcher develops materials method that allows temperature-stable ceramic-based circuits

By / June 5, 2012

Sandia National Laboratories materials science researcher Steve Dai has come up with a unique approach to creating materials whose properties won’t degenerate with temperature swings. Credit: Randy Montoya; SNL. A researcher at Sandia National Lab reports he has figured out a way to create multilayered, ceramic-based, 3D microelectronics circuits that compensate for how temperature fluctuations affect…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / September 16, 2011

Check ’em out: Global support for nuclear energy drops after Fukushima Quantum behavior with a flash: Pulsed quantum optomechanics Europeans reignite fusion energy project: The test of a new lining that can take the heat of fusion could be crucial for a planned reactor in France High-tech demand sparks return of cobalt mines Collaboration puts…

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Sandia, TEES and Khalifa U. launch GNEII nuclear energy safety institute for Middle East region

By / March 18, 2011

GNEII nuclear energy safety, security institute was officially launched with the signing of an agreement among TEES, Sandia National Laboratories and Khalifa University. Credit: Khalifa University. The world now is quite a bit more tuned in to the need for multinational cooperation on nuclear energy issues than it was ten days ago. Hopefully, that awareness…

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