Sandia engineers world’s most wear-resistant metal alloy
Sandia’s materials science team has engineered a platinum-gold alloy believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world. It’s 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, making it the first alloy in the same class as diamond and sapphire, nature’s most wear-resistant materials.
Blast tube tests at Sandia simulate shock wave conditions nuclear weapons could face
Sandia researchers are using a blast tube configurable to 120 feet to demonstrate how well nuclear weapons could survive the shock wave of a blast from an enemy weapon, and to help validate the modeling.
Sandia Science & Technology Park celebrates 20 years, announces positive economic impact
The Sandia Science & Technology Park, home to 26 buildings, 47 companies and organizations and more than 2,050 jobs, celebrated its 20th anniversary last week and highlighted the park’s economic impact through 2017.