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
Additively Manufactured High Performance Carbon Fiber Composites Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL has developed a capability for additively manufacturing carbon fiber thermoset composites via direct ink writing micro-extrusion technology. LLNL can control fiber placement in 2.5 dimensions...
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...
Synthesis, Processing/Manufacturing Capability, and Characterization Expertise in Polymer Sciences Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL has extensive capabilities relevant to synthesis of novel polymers, reactive extrusion, molding, and characterization. Synthesis usually is done in small (0.25 L) to bench-scale (2 L) batch...
High Rate and High Performance Joining of Composites Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL has experience using microwaves to develop joining of polymeric products. Microwave-based joining of polymeric products has been developed via deposition of an electrically conductive material...
High Heat Flux Plasma Testing Facility Oak Ridge National Laboratory The high-heat flux testing facility based on water-wall Plasma Arc Lamps (PAL) was designed for (a) materials testing; (b) Al and steel annealing; (c) infrared heating; and (d) cladding and coating...
Integrated Health Monitoring and Non-destructive Testing of Composite Structures Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Structural health monitoring (SHM) can be defined as the process of on-demand, automated condition monitoring, or continuous self-interrogation of the state of health of a structure over its service...
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...
Laser Ultrasonics Idaho National Laboratory Laser ultrasonics can provide micron- to nanometer-scale elastic property information commensurate with microstructure heterogeneity. Examples include monitoring recrystallization at high...
Laser Based Micron Level Thermal Property Measurement Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory uses a thermoreflectance approach to simultaneously measure thermal conductivity and diffusivity with micron-level resolution. This experimental information, in tandem with...
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.
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.
Elastic Property Measurements and Detection of Component Flaws, Degradation or Damage using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The structural properties of a material can be determined with high accuracy using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS) measurements coupled with finite element modeling predictions of vibrational...
Transport and Thermophysical Properties Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides world-class facilities and a staff of technical experts for determining transport and thermophysical properties, such as thermal conductivity, diffusivity,...
Online Weld Non-Destructive Evaluation using Infrared Thermography Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory has a unique, non-contact weld inspection technology based on infrared (IR) thermography. Developed to address specific critical demands for online non-destructive...
Advanced Non-Destructive Evaluation Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory provides a suite of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) capabilities that span a range of techniques, from industry standards to advanced x-ray macro- and micro-scale computed...
Eddy Current Electrical Conductivity Tester Sandia National Laboratories The eddy current electrical conductivity tester offers non-destructive analysis of conductivity (relates to amount of solute content in aluminum).
Non-Destructive Characterization and Evaluation Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Non-Destructive Characterization Institute, staff research, design, and build novel systems and methods for government, industry, and academia to...
Non-destructive Sheet Metal Inspection Pacific Northwest National Laboratory This capability contains eddy current electrical conductivity and flaw detector and ultrasound flaw, corrosion, and thickness detect sensors. Before or after sheet metal forming and heat treatment,...
Prediction of Corrosion Resistance and Component Life With and Without Protective Coatings Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory offers an integrated experimental/modeling capability that predicts oxide-scale (without coating) or subscale (with coating) growth, characterizes scale/coating...
High-performance Composite Nanomaterials via 3D Nanoprinting Argonne National Laboratory We are able to design and manufacture ultra-strong, lightweight composite materials with physical and mechanical properties on demand. The internal structure is designed digitally, according to the...
The High Temperature Materials Laboratory: Advanced Materials Characterization Oak Ridge National 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:...