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
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...
Low-temperature Boriding of Lightweight Engine Materials Argonne National Laboratory ANL offers a breakthrough technology that enables boriding of aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys that are very thick and operates fast at temperatures of ~200°C using a proprietary molten...
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...
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...
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...
Morphological Analysis and Synthesis of Light Alloy Interior and Surface Structure Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory can perform morphological analysis of industrial surfaces, including aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys, with the ultimate goal of providing surface representations....
Casting Foundry Aluminum Alloy Design Idaho National Laboratory At a customer's request, Idaho National Laboratory can design novel foundry aluminum alloys that possess excellent castability, molten metal fluidity, resistance to hot solidification cracking,...
Aluminum Alloy Phase Equilibria, Thermodynamic Properties, and Microstructure Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory has the required computational tools and expertise (VASP, LAMMPS, GIBBS, PHONON, THERMO-CALC, DICTRA, and PRISMA) that enable designing different aluminum alloy tempers for...
Electrolytic Processing Argonne National Laboratory Argonne has extensive experience in light metals technology development and molten salt electrolysis. Facilities include: 3-20A, 2-100A, and one 1800A fully equipped molten salt electrolysis cells,...
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...
Thermal Spray Coating/Deposition and Advanced In-Process Diagnostics Idaho National Laboratory U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding has supported development of a suite of thermal spray and diagnostic capabilities now reputed as one of the world’s most unique. These capabilities...
Physical and Mechanical Properties Testing for Demanding Environments Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory can perform testing related to creep-fatigue, stress relaxation, and in situ crack growth at elevated temperatures in vacuum or controlled chemistry/gas environments.
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...
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...
Dislocation Core Engineering for Improved Mechanical Properties of Magnesium Alloys Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The increased use of magnesium alloys in the automotive industry continues to drive intensive efforts to optimize/tailor their properties to various potential applications in cars. Finding an optimal...
Materials Implementation, Database, and Analysis Source Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The web-based Materials Implementation, Database, and Analysis Source tool, known as MIDAS, allows users to explore strength models under a variety of conditions and compare the model parameters to...
Crystal Mechanics and Experiments Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides classical crystal plasticity models for cubic and hexagonal symmetry materials, which includes treatment of both dislocation-glide- and twinning-based...
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...
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...
X-ray Characterization of Materials Argonne National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory provides various capabilities for x-ray characterization of materials that includes and array of instrumentation, including:Tomography using 1-ID, 2-BM, or 6-BM beamlines...
Light Materials Microstructural and Mechanical Characterization Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Staff from Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories compose an established materials characterization team with long-term experience in mechanical and microstructural measurements under...

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