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
Tools and Techniques for Development of High-fidelity Interatomic Potentials Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories’ Mechanics of Materials Department has tools and techniques specialized for the development of high-fidelity interatomic potentials, used in molecular dynamics...
LAMMPS, an Open-source, High-performance Molecular Dynamics Code For Materials Modeling Sandia National Laboratories LAMMPS is a classical molecular dynamics code, widely used within the materials science community. It has potentials for solid-state materials (metals; semiconductors) and soft matter (biomolecules;...
SPPARKS, a Mesoscale Model for Simulating Microstructural Evolution Sandia National Laboratories SPPARKS is a parallel Monte Carlo code for on- and off-lattice models that includes algorithms for kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC), rejection kinetic Monte Carlo (rKMC), and Metropolis Monte Carlo (MMC)....
Alloy Formulation and Processing National Energy Technology Laboratory NETL uses computational methods in alloy design, melting, casting, heat treating and deformation processing. Melt processing methods employed include induction melting (air & vacuum), vacuum arc...
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...
Transportation and High Volume Composite Materials Manufacturing Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL's integrated composite materials manufacturing capability incorporates materials and processing research and development via prototypical parts, components, and system demonstration.
Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection-molded Long-fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL's capability allows for integrated use of state-of-the-art processes and constitutive models to calculate tensile and flexural stiffness properties of injection-molded long-fiber...
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...
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...
Tramonto, an Open-source Code for Modeling Complex Fluids at Interfaces Sandia National Laboratories Tramonto is a code developed at SNL to solve classical density functional theories in three dimensions. These theories are used for predicting the structure and properties of fluids at the nanoscale...
Computational Materials Science Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers capabilities for modeling lightweight materials and their performance at length scales ranging from atomistic to engineering applications. These capabilities...
Phase-Field Modeling of Microstructure Evolution of Lightweight Materials Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The mechanical properties and behaviors of lightweight metallic alloys are largely dictated by their microstructures at various length scales, ranging from nanoscale precipitate morphologies to...
Multiscale Experiments and Modeling of Metal Alloy Solidification Dynamics Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory can provide experimentally validated solidification dynamics models, from the microscopic to macroscopic scales (timescales depend upon manufacturing processes). LANL...
Predicting the Strength of Lightweight Alloys Using a Multiscale Approach Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employs a multiscale strength model, where strength depends on pressure, strain rate, temperature, and evolving dislocation density, that has proven to be an...
Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Argonne National Laboratory Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) codes are available to model phase formation in multicomponent alloys (Precipicalc), as well as phase-field codes for multicomponent phase...
Theory-Driven/Rapid Experimental Alloy Development Ames Laboratory Theory-Driven/Rapid Experimental Alloy Development (T-READ) is the unique Ames Lab capability that integrates recently developed high-throughput bulk alloy synthesis and characterization facilities...
Phase-field Models for Microstructure Evolution Predictions Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The phase-field model (PFM) approach is a computational tool of predicting materials microstructure and property evolution under different thermal mechanical processes based on thermodynamic and...