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
Functional Coating Method and Material Development Pacific Northwest National Laboratory This capability supports a functionally different material coating method. The process mainly focuses on a slurry-based coating method, which is an inexpensive and easy coating method similar to...
Engineered High-performance Alloy Design and Production with Solidification and Powder Metallurgy Pacific Northwest National Laboratory This capability features an arc melting method and powder metallurgy. This capability is not limited to solidification. For developing high-performance alloys, high- and low-energy physical mixing (...
Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection-molded Long-fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL's capability allows for integrated use of state-of-the-art processes and constitutive models to calculate tensile and flexural stiffness properties of injection-molded long-fiber...
Thermal Analysis Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Two MettlerToledo high-throughput high-temperature-capable thermal analyses, a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and a thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), are available within this capability....
Integrated Health Monitoring and Non-destructive Testing of Composite Structures Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Structural health monitoring (SHM) can be defined as the process of on-demand, automated condition monitoring, or continuous self-interrogation of the state of health of a structure over its service...
Grain Size, Texture, and Materials Variation Measurements using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (SAM) and Ultrasonic Backscatter, Diffuse Field, and Birefringence Measurements Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Grain size, texture, and material variation measurements can be performed using complementary ultrasonic techniques that include: Scanning acoustic microscopy (SAM). This method uses a...
Accelerated Alloy Development using High-throughput Bulk Combinatorial Technique Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL's high-throughput combinatorial arc melting system is a unique capability that was created in-house for accelerated alloy development. The systems consists of an argon-filled chamber, a set...
Combinatorial Alloy Thin-Film Deposition System Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL has two, multi-cathode magnetron sputter deposition systems that can be used to deposit multi-component alloy thin films. The first system is capable of depositing up to five elements...
Elastic Property Measurements and Detection of Component Flaws, Degradation or Damage using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The structural properties of a material can be determined with high accuracy using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS) measurements coupled with finite element modeling predictions of vibrational...
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...
Electron Microscopy for Materials Characterization Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The materials science and characterization facilities at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are home to a suite of high-resolution analytical microscopes that support characterization of base...
Solid-state Joining of Similar and Dissimilar Automotive Sheet Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Integrating state-of-the-art thermal control strategies with patented solid-state joining techniques, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provides the largest team of coordinated researchers in...
Scalable Shear-assisted Consolidation and Extrusion of Bar, Tube, and Sheet Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has specialized equipment and staff expertise related to the scalability of shear-assisted processes, such as powder consolidation and direct/indirect extrusion...
Recycling and Molten Metal Quality Characterization Pacific Northwest National Laboratory For most casting processes, molten metal quality is important. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s capabilities include chemical and physical methods to clean molten metal and characterize...
Non-destructive Sheet Metal Inspection Pacific Northwest National Laboratory This capability contains eddy current electrical conductivity and flaw detector and ultrasound flaw, corrosion, and thickness detect sensors. Before or after sheet metal forming and heat treatment,...
Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscopy Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscopy (DTEM) capability, housed within the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is new, novel, and specially...
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...
In Situ Corrosion Evaluations and Interfacial Analysis for Corrosion Mitigation Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has extensive experience in corrosion evaluations via in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM), coupled with other surface analytical techniques such as...
Predicting the Formability of Lightweight Alloys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated experience in predicting formability of lightweight alloys, including magnesium sheet. A heated limiting dome height (LDH)...
Superplastic and Hot Gas Forming of Lightweight Alloys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated experience in developing the alloys, thermomechanical processing, die design, and forming process parameters used in...
High Energy X-ray Diffraction with Crystal Plasticity Modeling Pacific Northwest National Laboratory High Energy X-ray Diffraction with Crystal Plasticity Modeling, or HEXRD-CP, is a computational tool for interpreting high-energy x-ray diffraction results and characterizing individual phase...
Phase-field Models for Microstructure Evolution Predictions Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The phase-field model (PFM) approach is a computational tool of predicting materials microstructure and property evolution under different thermal mechanical processes based on thermodynamic and...
Integrated Welding to Performance Simulations for Dissimilar Metals Joints Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory offers an integrated manufacturing process simulation capability that can be used to predict the effects of different joining parameters on joint strength and...
Grain-level Flow Property Quantification with Micro/Nano Indentation Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Instrumented nano- and micro-indentation have been used to obtain elastic modulus and hardness of various materials. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently developed a unique capability by...
Integrated Forming Process Simulations-From Edge Preparation to Stretching and Hole Expansion Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provides an integrated manufacturing process simulation capability that can be used to predict the edge formability and hole expansion ratio for polycrystalline...

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