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
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,...
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...
Powder-to-Parts Facility Ames Laboratory The Powder-to-Parts Facility is a state-of-the-art Ames Laboratory center that bridges advanced powder-making technologies (unique within the U.S. Department of Energy), additive manufacturing (AM),...
Ionic Liquids for Energy-efficient Lubricants and Anti-corrosion Coatings Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a global pioneer and leader in the development of ionic liquids as next-generation, multifunctional, energy-efficient lubricant additives for engine and gear...
Metalcasting Oak Ridge National Laboratory Casting codes and thermophysical property measurements instruments include:Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) model for property estimationDual-push-dilatometer for mushy zone density...
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...
Materials from Liquid Precursors and Inert Atmosphere Materials Processing National Renewable Energy Laboratory The Atmospheric Processing Platform offers powerful capabilities with integrated tools for depositing, processing, and characterizing materials—all within an inert gas environment. The tool can...
High-throughput Experimental Capabilities for LightMAT Alloys National Renewable Energy Laboratory High-throughput experimental (HTE) capabilities include combinatorial synthesis, spatially resolved characterization, and semi-automated data analysis. Combinatorial synthesis features depositions of...
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...
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...
Theory-Driven/Rapid Experimental Alloy Development Ames Laboratory Theory-Driven/Rapid Experimental Alloy Development (T-READ) is the unique Ames Lab capability that integrates recently developed high-throughput bulk alloy synthesis and characterization facilities...
Manufacturing Demonstration Facility/Additive Manufacturing Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working with additive manufacturing feedstocks, equipment manufacturers, and end users to revolutionize the way products are designed and built. The research and...
Materials Preparation Center Ames Laboratory The Materials Preparation Center (MPC) is a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences & Engineering specialized research center...
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...
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...
Rapid Solidification and Casting for High Strength/High Ductility Alloys and Composites Pacific Northwest National Laboratory More than 20 years of staff expertise in casting and solidification, in conjunction with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s unique equipment, are employed to design and produce high-...
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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