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
Enhanced Understanding and Expertise of Structural Defects In Metals Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories' staff have the experience and expertise in investigating the mechanisms governing strain localization and dislocation transmission at interfaces of metals. This...
Experimental Mechanics Sandia National Laboratories This research facility, housed within Sandia National Laboratories, includes three laboratories—Mechanics of Materials Laboratory, Micromechanics Laboratory, and Lightweight Structures...
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...
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...
Permeation (x2) and Thermal Desorption Instruments Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories features custom-built equipment for studying very low pressures of dissolved hydrogen or other isotopes in metals.
Hydrogen Effects on Materials Laboratory Sandia National Laboratories Specialized systems in the Hydrogen Effects on Materials Laboratory, known as HEML, allow characterization of structural materials under in-service conditions, such as hydrogen gas pressures up to...
Experimental Impact Mechanics for Material and Structure Characterization Sandia National Laboratories The Experimental Impact Mechanics Lab (EIML) at Sandia National Laboratories is capable of and highly active in research, development, and application work in dynamic mechanical characterization of...
Digital Image Correlation Engine Sandia National Laboratories Digital image correlation (DIC) is a non-contact means of measuring motion and full-field displacements using only digital images of the object studied. DIC also involves computing strains as a...