Dynamic Mechanical Strain-Induced Temperature Gradient Coating

A non-destructive coating to enhance observations of dynamic thermal strain and reduce false positives in sonic infrared (SIR) inspections Evaluating components for discontinuities without damaging the part or system remains a priority for diverse industries and research fields. Low-cost techniques such as fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) are in widespread use by major industries, such as [...]

Dynamic Mechanical Strain-Induced Temperature Gradient Coating2019-11-11T13:07:22-07:00

Enhanced Substrates for Controlled Explosive Properties

Improved control of initiation and detonation from enhanced substrates with minimal post-processing and fabrication compared to traditional explosive processes In high explosives, the density and porosity of energetic materials contributes to initiation and detonation characteristics. Traditional explosive processing methods like melt casting or powder pressing are known for their less than optimal control of initiation [...]

Enhanced Substrates for Controlled Explosive Properties2019-11-07T13:08:18-07:00

ADDSec: Artificial Diversity & Defense Security

© 2017 National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC. Questions & Comments Privacy & Security Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract [...]

ADDSec: Artificial Diversity & Defense Security2019-03-29T14:09:14-07:00

Organic Glass for Radiation Detection

Technology Summary Sandia National Laboratories developed an organic glass scintillator that will improve safety and security at our nation’s ports and borders. Current radiation monitors typically utilize plastic scintillators, which are unable to differentiate between special nuclear materials and normal or non-threatening sources of radiation without a separate helium tube. The type of helium used [...]

Organic Glass for Radiation Detection2018-06-13T12:40:11-07:00