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
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Multimodal Integrated Structural and Compositional Materials Analysis Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory houses an integrated set of sample handling, imaging, and analysis capabilities that enable a range...
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:...
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...