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
Microstructure-based Forming Simulation Tools for Face-centered Cubic and Hexagonal Close-packed Metals and Alloys Los Alamos National Laboratory This capability is based on Los Alamos National Laboratory’s unique, multiscale, crystal plasticity expertise used for developing and using physically based and experimentally validated,...
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...
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...
Elevated Temperature Mechanical Testing Los Alamos National Laboratory LANL can perform mechanical testing (tensile, compressive, and shear) on materials at temperatures up to 1000°C in vacuum or inert gas. Additional capability exists for doing this at high...
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...
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,...
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...
Constitutive Strength Modeling Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Dynamic and Quasi-static Experimental Team has long-standing expertise in the development of fully parameterized Johnson-Cook, Zerilli-Armstrong, and mechanical...
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...
Multiscale Process Modeling of Bulk Nanolaminates Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational models at Los Alamos National Laboratory can help guide the design of processing pathways for making stable bulk nanolaminate microstructures with tailored properties. The current model...
In Situ Characterization of Processing Los Alamos National Laboratory Proton, neutron, and x-ray probes are used for real-time process monitoring of phase transformations and microstructural evolution. As part of this capability, Los Alamos National Laboratory can...
Dynamic Performance Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory provides the capability to evaluate high-strain rates and high-stress performance of materials in small-scale, integrated loading environments, which can include: sheet...
Bulk Fabrication of Damage-tolerant Layered Nanocomposites Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory offers synthesis and performance evaluation of bulk nanocomposites fabricated using scalable thermomechanical technologies. LANL can synthesize kilograms of...
Advanced High Strength Steel Development Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed an in-house capability to examine the effects of alloying and thermomechanical processing—including primary processing, heat-treatment, rolling, and...
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...

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