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...
Finite Element Tools and Simulations Connecting Properties to Performance Sandia National Laboratories Fundamental consideration of finite deformation mechanics within the context of nonlinear finite element methodologies integrated with constitutive model domain expertise provides a path to material...
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...
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)....
Dual E-beam Evaporator Sandia National Laboratories The dual E-beam evaporator affords the ability to make thin layers of alloys, including compositions that can be difficult to achieve because of conventional and vacuum miscibility constraints. The...
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...
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,...
Synthesis of Nanomaterial-based Coatings, Fillers, Composites, 3D Printing Inks, and Sensors Sandia National Laboratories The Advanced Materials Laboratory (AML) has in-house synthetic capabilities and characterization tools for the production of nanomaterial (metal, semi-conductor, ceramic [oxide, pnictide])-based...
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...
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...
Adaptive Resistance Welding of Aluminum Alloys Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories has the ability and process understanding to use advanced wave synthesis to generate high direct current (DC) pulses coupled with a frictionless ram system that produces...
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.
Peridigm Code for Peridynamic Modeling of Constitutive Response and Material Failure Sandia National Laboratories Peridigm is an open-source computational mechanics code based on peridynamics, a nonlocal extension of classical continuum mechanics that provides a consistent mathematical framework for modeling...
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...
Eddy Current Electrical Conductivity Tester Sandia National Laboratories The eddy current electrical conductivity tester offers non-destructive analysis of conductivity (relates to amount of solute content in aluminum).
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...
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...
Atom Probe Tomography (Cameca LEAP 3000) Sandia National Laboratories The Cameca LEAP 3000 atom probe is a voltage-pulsed instrument that allows three-dimensional atomic characterization of metals.
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...
High-performance Composite Nanomaterials via 3D Nanoprinting Argonne National Laboratory We are able to design and manufacture ultra-strong, lightweight composite materials with physical and mechanical properties on demand. The internal structure is designed digitally, according to the...