LightMAT Capabilities

The LightMAT resource network contains capabilities from the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory system. This search function enables you to view and filter these capabilities within LightMAT.
 
Many of the capabilities listed on this page are user facilities managed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Each user facility has established processes for submitting a proposal and gaining access. Visit http://science.energy.gov/user-facilities/user-resources/getting-started for more information.

Capability National Lab Description
Nanoscale In Situ Mechanical Testing Stage Los Alamos National Laboratory Mechanical properties unattainable via bulk testing can be explored and quantified with small-scale testing. For example, mechanical behavior of individual interfaces, small-scale particles, and low...
Aberration-corrected Lorentz Transmission Electron Microscope (ALTEM) Argonne National Laboratory The ALTEM instrument is dedicated to imaging magnetic fields and magnetic materials in a field-free region, which is critical for magnetic materials. Compared to standard magnetic imaging, aberration...
In-Situ Deformation Testing of Light Weight Materials Los Alamos National Laboratory LANL can perform tensile testing in selected regions of a microstructure to obtain insight on local deformation and failure modes. Using electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), focused ion beam (FIB...
Polymer & Composite Material Development and Additive Manufacturing Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL is on the forefront of polymer and composite materials research and additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities. The collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing...
Top-down Design and Processing of Light Weight Alloys Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Large volume manufacturing of complex geometry components such as cylinder heads, engine block and turbo charger compressor impellers require castable ligh weight alloys that retain mechanical...
Pitch-based Carbon Fiber Precursor Development and Conversion Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL has multiple pieces of equipment that can be used for processing and producing mesophase pitches. The carbon and composites group has multiple vacuum furnaces, atmospheric furnaces, and...
Grain Size, Texture, and Materials Variation Measurements using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (SAM) and Ultrasonic Backscatter, Diffuse Field, and Birefringence Measurements Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Grain size, texture, and material variation measurements can be performed using complementary ultrasonic techniques that include: Scanning acoustic microscopy (SAM). This method uses a...
Spallation Neutron Source Oak Ridge National Laboratory The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) features 18 neutron beamlines that may be accessed through a competitive "user proposal" process.
The High Temperature Materials Laboratory: Advanced Materials Characterization Ames Laboratory The High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML) at ORNL is a national resource focused on technological and application-oriented materials characterization research. Key research areas include:...
Capabilities for Materials Characterization and Performance Sandia National Laboratories SNL has a broad suite of materials characterization and performance capabilities that includes equipment and expertise in sample preparation, surface analysis, microstructural imaging, and chemical...
Non-destructive Characterization: Quantitative X-ray Computed Technology Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory has a variety of X-ray imaging systems capable of non-destructive three-dimensional (3D) imaging of objects and materials. These systems vary significantly in size and...
High Flux Isotope Reactor Oak Ridge National Laboratory The High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) is an 85-MW research reactor that features 12 neutron beamlines accessible via a competitive "user proposal" process.
Alloy Design through Integration of Mechanical Testing, Characterization, and Modeling Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Reactor Materials and Mechanical Design Group has the expertise and equipment to perform metallography, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive...
Magnesium Alloy and Coating Corrosion Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory is applying advanced characterization techniques to understand how magnesium alloy and coating composition/microstructure affect the formation of protective surface...
Materials Characterization Center Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently introduced the Materials Characterization Center, or MCC, which offers a broad range of state-of-the-art microscopy, spectroscopy, and other characterization...
X-ray Diffraction (Residual Stress and Phase Identification, Room and High Temperature, and Texture) Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s x-ray diffraction (XRD) provides information about the arrangement of atoms in top surfaces (typically <50 μm) of materials/samples. These samples can be...
X-ray Imaging and Image Processing (Radiography and Computed Tomography) Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory has expertise in processing algorithms to extract information from x-ray imaging systems, along with several x-ray radiography/computed tomography systems. ORNL’s...
Materials from Liquid Precursors and Inert Atmosphere Materials Processing National Renewable Energy Laboratory The Atmospheric Processing Platform offers powerful capabilities with integrated tools for depositing, processing, and characterizing materials—all within an inert gas environment. The tool can...
High-throughput Experimental Capabilities for LightMAT Alloys National Renewable Energy Laboratory High-throughput experimental (HTE) capabilities include combinatorial synthesis, spatially resolved characterization, and semi-automated data analysis. Combinatorial synthesis features depositions of...
In Situ Characterization of Processing Los Alamos National Laboratory Proton, neutron, and x-ray probes are used for real-time process monitoring of phase transformations and microstructural evolution. As part of this capability, Los Alamos National Laboratory can...
Joining, Electron Beam, Laser Beam, and Brazing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides varied capabilities related to materials joining, including microstructural evolution during thermal processing of metals and alloys, kinetics of non-...
Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope, or DTEM, is a unique in situ electron microscope at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that is designed to observe fast materials processes at the...
Electron Microscopy for Materials Characterization Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The materials science and characterization facilities at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are home to a suite of high-resolution analytical microscopes that support characterization of base...
Atom Probe Tomography (Cameca LEAP 3000) Sandia National Laboratories The Cameca LEAP 3000 atom probe is a voltage-pulsed instrument that allows three-dimensional atomic characterization of metals.
Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscopy Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscopy (DTEM) capability, housed within the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is new, novel, and specially...

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